Tuesday, March 22, 2016

In the Kitchen Bernie Dexter Dress & Dorothy Designs Flower Brooches

I, along with many of my fellow retro loving gal pals, have been flipping out over the new Bernie Dexter dresses. She released a few new styles and a handful of adorable new prints and I've been drooling - from afar, that is!

I try to score Bernie's on her eBay, off BST groups, or during a sale. I just can't always justify paying $150 for a dress. Recently, though, Bernie ran a promo fro 25% off so I decided to indulge and snag one of her new pretties.

I didn't even hesitate when I selected the Kelly dress in the kitchen print. I mean, is there any question as to why I would? Covered in retro stoves, mixers, and tea kettles, it's a dream dress come true!

It helps that my Kitchen Aid, Ruby, is red and matches the ones in this dress.

And before we go any farther, yes, I did name my mixer. I tend to name my valuables. Go ahead, ask me what I named my car and my camera.

Betty the Juke and Natalie the Nikon.

I'm not kidding.

But back to this dress!! It has everything I always love in a Bernie - it's well made, super soft, has pockets, and fits like a dream! This style even has a zipper in FRONT! I know! I prefer it to buttons in front - no worries about pulling or gaping with a zipper!

I also want to call attention to my adorable red and white polka dot brooch! I discovered Dorothy Designs on Instagram one night and fell in love with her handmade fabric brooches. She makes her flower brooches in all colors and patterns by hand and my experience ordering from her couldn't have been smoother. I had to have this red one to wear with my new Bernie and also snagged a yellow one.

If you like to shop small and support artists - go check out Dorothy's shop! She has so many colors and styles to pick from. It was so hard to narrow down the ones I wanted - I just wanted them all!

Are you a big Bernie fan? Have you ordered any of the new styles? What did you get? I am eyeing the paint pallet one next - so colorful and so fun!


  1. Thanks, Sara! You look adorable in that dress!

  2. Gorgeous blog :)Have a great day dear :)
    I follow you :) Keep in touch!


  3. Yay, it's hereee! I LOVE it on you! You're right, it really is a dream dress. It's definitely one of my fav Bernies, and it's hard to pick a fav! The paint palette one is also one of my fav Bernies, and you NEED it! You'd look adorable in it. :) Bernie is an evil temptress! ;)

  4. Oh wow! This dress is just perfect for you! I love the print, I love the style. It's gorgeous, and you look amazing in it!
    I do love Bernie, but I only have one. They are so expensive. But hopefully next sale I'll get another one.
    Have a great Easter!
    Much love,

  5. It's a really cute dress and it suits you so perfectly! I think it's hard for Bernie to make a dress I don't want, they're all so pretty. I got my first one this year with one of those 25% off codes; customs added it all back on and then some though -_- x

  6. That is absolutely my dream dress and you look wonderful wearing it. I wanted so badly to splurge on it but I decided to buy a camera instead. That kind of put a damper on any clothing purchases haha. I did however buy the exact fabric to make my own. I'm sure it won't be as fancy as the bernie one but it will be mine :)


  7. Truly fantastic frock! That's my fave of the new prints. Very high up on the ol' wishing list, but with the weak Canadian dollar and steep shipping from her site to Canada, it would run me over $200 a dress and, alas, that's just not going to happen. Hopefully I can nab one on sale or lightly used some day, too. This print is me and my passion for cooking to a tee! :)

    ♥ Jessica

  8. How did I miss the 25% off promo! Now I may cry. Though my Visa card may rejoice. Love this one - I've been eager to try out one of her new shirtdress styles - you look amazing and have inspired me to take the plunge. Hope all is well on your side of the world! :)

  9. Oh wow this dress is a gorgeous and you look as lovely as ever - the shoes are a perfect match too! x

  10. I just adore the print on this Bernie dress and the style, looks so wonderful on you! xo