Here Comes Alice

All About the Outfit:
Hello, one of my favorite dresses!  This was one of my first purchases in full on quirky/vintage reproduction land a few years back.  I'm a lifelong Brady Bunch fan so I was attracted to this Brady house-esq print, but I went back and forth so much that it sold out and I had to find it on eBay!  I was initially hesitant because I wasn't used to such, um, loud prints and I had no idea if I could pull it off or what.  (Oh, how the mighty have fallen!)  The brand of the dress is Retrolicious and I believe this was my second or third item from them at the time (the number since then has increased...greatly as the prints are so fun and they are the PERFECT summer dresses).  Initially it was a little too big, but I was a little underweight back then and got it roughly a month after my heart surgery where I wasn't rocking much of an appetite.  Luckily I was able to shrink it in the wash, and it fits quite well now, even at a healthier weight!  
#transformationtuesday: Please excuse the see through skin, as my first outing in this dress back in March of 2014 was probably the second time I had seen the sun all year ;-p
Outfit Details:
Sunglasses- Forever 21
Dress- Retrolicious (currently out of print, but both Retrolicious and sister site Folter have a plethora of amazing prints if that's your jam!)
Brooch- Erstwilder (sorry, I didn't realize how well it blended in with the outfit in photos until well after this shoot!!!)
Belt- ModCloth
Bag- Kate Spade
Shoes- Nine West
Music Time:
One of my favorite bands of all time, maybe second only to Sonic Youth, is The Jesus and Mary Chain.  I was fortunate enough to see them last year and it was super emotional for me.  ANYWAY, they have a song called "Here Comes Alice" and I perfect?!  Get it?  Alice was the house keeper on the Brady Bunch and I'm wearing a Brady Bunch house print dress!'s always amusing in my brain!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends!  Hope this week is treating you well, though it's still early!  XO
~Lauren-Blair Donovan



  1. Lauren, fab dress! The Brady Bunch house dress is so cool. I can just see Mike and Carol now! Perfect styling! And love the Kim Gordon post, have to read that


  2. Im loving the Brady Bunch theme here! Such a fun print!! You look so darling in it too. Love that last picture haha. I remember you mentioning about previous health problems a few years ago. I hope everything is better now.

  3. Such a fun dress on you Lauren, love the Brady Bunch house print on this cute dress! xo

  4. You are so right about the brady bunch house look - never seen a dress with ranch style houses on it. So fun! Hope you're doing well and recovering wonderfully :)

    xx Yasmin

  5. It's sooo cool that you can pinpoint your very first vintage inspired piece. As soon as I read those words, I started pondering what mine might have been and, at least in this moment, genuinely can't recall right now. Part of me wants to say, in a creative roundabout sort of way, that was the pink and white gingham poodle skirt my mom sweetly made for me when I was six years old (and already epicly obsessed/in love with all things vintage). If that counts, than such is my answer. :)

    Big hugs & happy start of summer wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  6. I love these pics of you! So cute! And your dress is fabulous! I just made my first Retrolicious purchase...and oh boy, it won't be the last! :)


  7. Another gorgeous print! Perfect for Summer!

  8. Love the dress, the style of this one really suits you. Love your wedges too. Gemma x

  9. Love this floral dress and the green bag is just gorgeous! You have a great blog, followed you and would love if you did the same :) Cant wait to see more inspiring posts xx

  10. Super cute look!! =) Love it so much.

  11. I really like how you styled it with the brown sandals this time---it's definitely versatile since the dress has so many colors it it!!
    I think it's so great to see different pairings with items---not that one is better...just different!!
    ok fellow Denverite---where is this cool backdrop??

  12. I love Brady Bunch too! What a fun print. It does fit you perfectly now.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. super cute dress! amazing that the backdrop tiles are the same colors!

  14. Nice song choice! I've known you for your fun prints and retro style so it's interesting to hear about a time when you weren't as sure about those prints.


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  15. Such a lovely look dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

  16. Hello, and oh wow, I loved the dress print! I think it looks so cute, with the houses and I loved the sandals as well! I didn't know that you had a heart surgery once, and of course this leads to weight loss. Good that the dress fits well now! You always look lovely, I love your dresses!

  17. Always gorgeous Lauren! It's so fun looking back at the start of dress collecting and seeing how our personal styles change over time <3 Love reading about your introduction into retro prints! :D These prints and styles look so perfect on you I cannot even imagine thinking that they might not suit you or that you might have a problem rocking them!

  18. You look so lovely in this dress. Haha, it was "too loud", that made me laugh seeing as to what awesome prints you wear now.
    You're beautiful!
    Much love,


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