Vintage Black Dress and Legs for Days






I like the photos today but I accidentally shot with the sun behind me so most of the photos are sans details …and when I try to lighten them, they get grainy. I really hate that actually. I’m in such a rush on my way to work to find a place to pull over and take some photos that I don’t always think everything through prior. Unfortunately you can’t see any details on this dress, like the stitched/seamed stripes on these amazing puff sleeves …or the fact that the back is open then buttons all the way down.

What I’m Wearing
* Vintage black dress, belted. Tag says Ronnie Heller for MJ. Found this dress a couple weeks ago at a thrift shop. It’s actually calf-length and rather large but I have it belted and bloused …which I love but leaves the cool pockets unusable. I really just wanted something simple today in this warm LA weather.
* Pour la Victoire platform pumps
* Silver hearts and hoops danglies …Farmer’s Market.
* Vintage Gucci bag
* Vintage sunglasses. I have no idea when or where I got these …which is surprising really, because almost everything has a story. I have a box of old sunglasses, some that I loved and wore religiously and some not so much. I kind of died last night when I opened the box and found these angled plastic frames. With such a simple look today, I thought the sunglasses added the perfect touch.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • heisschic

    October 27, 2009 |

    the hair looks fabulous- as always.
    how often do you get it cut vs color? have you ever gone darker or is that a huge no-no in LA?

  • Ediot

    October 27, 2009 |

    you look great- i just love that tunic on you. fits you so well. and i love how oversized and comfy it looks. have a great week dear!

  • ...Seyma...

    October 27, 2009 |

    OMG!! you look gorgeous!!

    love the dress and your hair 🙂


  • Hanako66

    October 27, 2009 |

    I really really really love this dress…so cute!

    the whole outfit is adorable!!! your hair stylist deserves a metal…you have the best hair ever (though most of that is due to your styling:)

  • Sal

    October 27, 2009 |

    Stunning! Your legs look miiiiles long in that dress.

  • Diane

    October 27, 2009 |

    this outfit is so simple, yet so pretty! loving the puffy sleeves!!!

  • anhesty

    October 27, 2009 |

    great outfit. the vintage dress is awesome! i always belt things that are too big for me! and it works everytime!

  • Glamour Bbey.

    October 27, 2009 |

    Gorgeous look!
    love your shoes!

  • Jacqueline

    October 27, 2009 |

    wow, love the shoes and dress, but your hair is to die for! Lovely!

  • Jaime

    October 27, 2009 |

    Love this all black look 🙂 Fab dress and bag.

  • Francesca

    October 27, 2009 |

    love those shoes!

    F <-- two girls living in nyc and chicago blogging all things fashion!

  • duckalicious

    October 27, 2009 |

    grrrrreat, esp. the sunnies!

  • Bruce

    October 27, 2009 |

    A little to black….needs some litle accessory, like a necklase or belt……looks like you are going to a chick funeral.

  • janettaylor

    October 27, 2009 |

    U look so fantastic. Love that bag, shoes and dress…oh of course sunglasses! ALL! 🙂


  • bananas.

    October 27, 2009 |

    that dress is adorable! and the shoes…LOVE!

    if i was in the LA area, i would totally visit your hair gal because my hair takes 3 hours or MORE to get done! sucks man.


    October 27, 2009 |

    I actually like the sun streaming in behind you. It adds another layer to your sophisticated-grit street style.

    Be well.

  • Suzanne

    October 27, 2009 |

    love ur dress!

  • Taylor Sterling

    October 27, 2009 |

    Great outfit. I love all the black! Those shoes are to die for!

  • Fashion Court

    October 27, 2009 |

    you ALWAYS look fab!

  • Amy

    October 27, 2009 |

    Gorgeous as always, my dear!! Your legs look FANTASTIC in that dress!


  • LaurenSchoon

    October 27, 2009 |
  • Kris

    October 27, 2009 |

    love the shoes!

  • JINX

    October 27, 2009 |

    black has always been strong and sexy…you take it to a new level…

  • Summer

    October 27, 2009 |

    This is absolutely one of my favorite dresses ever!!! And of course, it vintage! Love that.

    And the sunglasses??? I die. =)

  • Lainey

    October 27, 2009 |

    Thanks for the stylist tip. I love your hair, and it always looks so luscious and flowing…Gorgeous dress as well. Very sophisticated.

  • Caroline, No.

    October 27, 2009 |

    Wow, that dress looks amazing like that, and incredible that it’s calf length! Does it stay like that easily w/ the belt, and is it comfortable?


  • Kb_Mal

    October 27, 2009 |

    I’m going to have to try this belted too-long too-big dress look some time. I would love to see what the dress looks like pre-belt… Thanks, Maegan!

  • Meghan

    October 27, 2009 |

    Stunning dress! I love thrift stores!

  • Heather

    October 27, 2009 |

    You have the most beautiful hair.

    Love the outfit too.

  • Pretty Little World

    October 27, 2009 |

    OMG!! Insanely gorgeous!! This look is amazing!

  • Christina

    October 27, 2009 |

    I wanted to wear a big loose dress, belted, yesterday but felt unsure… now I feel like I have permission. 🙂

    Love the simple beauty of it!

  • PlanetLumiere

    October 28, 2009 |

    love the dress, i have a very similar one that i’m now inspired to wear again in the middle of fall temperatures!


  • drollgirl

    October 28, 2009 |

    you are looking good. dammit. and those legs of yours. mine look like sequoias next to yours. 🙁

  • Becca.

    October 28, 2009 |

    gorgeous outfit!
    and your hair looks fabulous too!
    come and check out my blog sometime

  • J

    October 28, 2009 |

    the sunglasses are cute! great simple outfit with its detailings

  • Megan

    October 28, 2009 |

    Man oh man, your hair is awesome today! I love that it’s kind of the focus with a simple and classic all-black outfit.

  • Elizabeth Marie

    October 28, 2009 |

    Badass at it’s finest. You’re my idol, seriously. I feel lame saying that but keepin it real.

    Where do you go for your hair? Will she turn me platinum?

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    October 28, 2009 |

    I love the “blousing” of the dress. Such a great way to restyle:)

  • J-Diggety

    October 28, 2009 |

    Its so weird to see you in a dress and sunshine in the background – it’s hella snowing here!!

    You look amazing, like always 🙂

    xoxo J

  • Dylana

    October 28, 2009 |

    Beautiful dress even though I can’t see all the details!

  • Underfunded Heiress

    October 28, 2009 |

    I love the sleeves on that dress. Very cute!

  • Violet

    October 28, 2009 |

    love the black so chic.. lol i always the word sans and people look at me like im crazy cus they dont know what it means… so now i know im not alone lol

    Vi from Cali

  • MooToo

    October 28, 2009 |

    you pull the dress very well,, those are hot shoes and hair 😀

  • Girl Japan: April Marie

    October 28, 2009 |

    The black on black looks FABULOUS Maegan…. I love the ring too…

  • Down and Out Chic

    October 28, 2009 |

    yay for talented stylists (your hair looks great!) the shape of that dress really works too and i like the solid black a lot.

  • daisychain

    October 28, 2009 |

    this is gorgeous, you look like a classic movie star

  • B.

    October 28, 2009 |

    how couldnt I know about yur amazing blog??!!! I love this outfit 🙂

  • ashley

    October 28, 2009 |

    I found your blog from Mayra’s (Bananas) latest blog post. I just HAD to know who JESUS was, of course! hahaha!

    SO glad I found you, because I am in love with your blog! & that outfit, girlfriend, is FIERCE. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I actually just gave you (& Mayra) credit for breaking me out of my creative slump in my latest blog post! (

    thank you thank you thank yoU!

  • God Made Me fuNky

    October 28, 2009 |

    today you are rocking all vintage stuff. i love the bag and the sunglasses.

  • A Perfect Peach

    October 28, 2009 |

    Love this look!

  • Mara

    October 28, 2009 |

    you look great! i live in studio city so I’ll have to check her out next time. love your hair!

  • Amber

    October 29, 2009 |

    Youlook amazing!

  • jennine

    October 29, 2009 |

    i love this too!

  • kurarin

    October 30, 2009 |

    i love how you updated and transformed this simple dress.

    i agree that it’s incredibly difficult to get good shots on the go. that’s why most of my posts on chictopia are taken at the same location.