Vivat Veritas

Introducing Vivat Veritas, a lovely site by Chie Duncan who makes all of the beautiful clothing she sells by hand, including this summery white dress. 


New dress – Vivat Veritas, hat (too old to remember), New bracelet – Mimi’s Boutique, New ring – Forever 21

Tokyo based Japanese designer Chie Duncan sent me this gorgeous white dress with a custom fit 🙂 You can shop her store here. I’ve always wanted a white dress to take pictures in a sea of flowers and so now I finally have one! 

The dress is double lined so it is not see through. It is also a sort of thick material but still very easy to move with and breathable. The texture of the dress was a bit hard to get with the camera as it kept getting washed out but it has a sort of threaded surface. 

While taking pictures a bumblebee flew right behind my head, and it was so loud it surprised me! Speaking of which, my sister brought up this quote about bumblebees: “Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash. Such a cute quote, eh? 🙂



  1. Sheyla
    February 27, 2012 / 1:11 am

    Beautiful photos and dress.Love,

  2. alison*elle
    February 27, 2012 / 1:26 am

    Jess, this dress is gorgeous and your pictures keep getting better and better (your sister is a great photographer). xo, alison*elle

  3. Adelina Alexander
    February 27, 2012 / 1:30 am

    You look like a doll ! So beautiful ! And yes, that was my very first taste of chocolate mint ice cream:):):)xoxo

  4. Fashion to Go
    February 27, 2012 / 1:40 am

    Such a beautiful dress <3 Love how the sleeves are so soft and feminine but the little triangle cut out makes it a little edgy.

  5. ~Jeimy~
    February 27, 2012 / 1:47 am

    gorgeous pictures if you dont mind me asking what camera do you use to take your pictures they're stunning!!

  6. Jade in The Palace
    February 27, 2012 / 2:04 am

    OMG the dress is to die for! and you are so pretty Jessica :)thank you for your nice comment on my blog! I love your blog and now I'm following yours <3xx,Pam

  7. socialitedreams
    February 27, 2012 / 2:07 am

    def will have to check out that site because i LOOOOOVE this white dress!!

  8. Squared
    February 27, 2012 / 2:27 am

    you look so beautiful and peaceful!

  9. WearAbouts
    February 27, 2012 / 2:47 am

    the sleeves are SO COOL!! and i really love the teeny cutout in the front. It's so girly and modest yet the little cutout makes it playful and fun :)you have amazing style and are very gorgeous! p.s. thanks for the comment back on my blog! i agree about atlantic-pacific…it drives me nuts!! she doesn't even have an "about me" page!Until the next post ! :)RoryBe sure to enter my giveaway!!

    • jas
      February 27, 2012 / 3:49 am

      by the way – I did pin this look on pinterest and it got 40 repins in just a few minutes. seriously, this is a beautiful look!

  10. Josie
    February 27, 2012 / 3:28 am

    Hey Jess!Wow you look amazing! And what a backdrop for this outfit! So fitting! I can't believe that dress was made by hand! It looks extremely professional and very high quality! The cut out is subtle but so cool too!! lol, the first photo looks like a pic that should be in a Victoria's Secret catalog lol hahaReading that bumble bee bit made me go "d'awww!!" man you and your sister are so damn cute! hahaha♥Josie, 8bitgrayscale

  11. Diane
    February 27, 2012 / 3:40 am

    The photos are beautiful!

  12. Joyce
    February 27, 2012 / 4:15 am

    Your dress is so beautiful and I love these photos 🙂

  13. Nieszka
    February 27, 2012 / 5:07 am

    I absolutely la la looove these photos!! That is such a pretty white dress and the most perfect dream-like location. It reminds me of my childhood days running in my granny's fields on the farm. You look great!! I love the hat. It goes so well. This whole outfit and location are just perfect!! 🙂

  14. Ashley K
    February 27, 2012 / 5:09 am

    This is a gorgeous dress and it fits the field of flowers picture esque setting perfectly! :)-Ash Beauty Flawed

  15. Paulina Mo
    February 27, 2012 / 5:13 am

    wow lovely pictures! love the dress!

  16. trishie
    February 27, 2012 / 5:19 am

    Beautiful dress! Love the gorgeous photos.

  17. Lisa H.
    February 27, 2012 / 5:24 am

    My absolute favorite photo is the last one. You look so peaceful and serene. The dress is beautiful. The cut in the middle is so unique.

  18. Wynne Prasetyo
    February 27, 2012 / 5:28 am

    fantastic! you're so lucky they're making one special dress for you, and it's a divine piece i must say. you're too pretty here!WWW.FASHIONGEEKSCLOSET.COM

  19. SHOUA
    February 27, 2012 / 5:28 am

    The dress is so pretty! You have a great blog here. Can't wait to read more! I'm following you now. Please follow back! Love, Shoua

  20. Violetta
    February 27, 2012 / 5:31 am

    you're sooooooo stunning!!!fantastic look Jess!!!<3

  21. Blush
    February 27, 2012 / 5:44 am

    these photos are seriously so beautiful, can't believe that dress is handmade, will check out her store! :)check out the international giveaway on my blog

  22. Brandi, The Beatniq
    February 27, 2012 / 7:13 am

    must have that dress!

  23. KT
    February 27, 2012 / 7:40 am

    So freaking pretty and romantic!! I love the white dress against the yellow flowers. So funny, I just did a shoot with the exact same background! What if we are in the same area… Oh yea, I am planning a bay area fashion bloggers/designers/artists, etc. (+ friends) meet-up next month. Let me know if you are interested, I'd love to meet you! :)

  24. Clouds
    February 27, 2012 / 7:49 am

    Beautiful pictures!Now I really can't wait for summer anymore.

  25. Vanilla Dark
    February 27, 2012 / 7:50 am

    Amazing pictures!! Beautiful lovely blog!!!Would LOVE to follow eachothers blog!!I have twitter too!! @Vanilladarkblog Mention me and I will follow back!! :DLet me know, x love vanilla

  26. Vanilla - Notes from my closet
    February 27, 2012 / 8:09 am

    This dress is SO beautiful 🙂 Really wish that the warmer weather would arrive here in the UK so I can start shopping summer dresses 🙂 Love, Vanilla

  27. Don Ernsting
    February 27, 2012 / 8:17 am

    love your looks!

  28. caise
    February 27, 2012 / 8:31 am

    the first picture is stunning!

  29. Kayydiii
    February 27, 2012 / 9:20 am

    Gorgeous !

    • Jess
      February 29, 2012 / 4:09 am

      thank you soo much sweetie 🙂

  30. Lesli
    February 27, 2012 / 9:46 am

    the dress is stunning!

  31. Stephanie Hadrath
    February 27, 2012 / 11:09 am

    Wow lovely dress !!!

  32. joanne hegarty
    February 27, 2012 / 11:55 am

    Gorgeous dress – I have the same hat as you :)Joanne

  33. Lena
    February 27, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    You look beautiful! I love this dress! xx

  34. Dora
    February 27, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    Beautiful pictures,stunning lady! XX

  35. Daria
    February 27, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    lovely dress, and you are so beautiful!xxxDaria, the Fashionsurf

  36. Miss Daisy
    February 27, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    Oh, You look amazing!Follow you now:)

  37. Sarah Stright
    February 27, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Wow, that dress is so amazing- and so impressive being handmade. I love the little cutout :)Sarah

  38. Roos.
    February 27, 2012 / 3:33 pm

    White looks so good on you! x

  39. Lia
    February 27, 2012 / 5:05 pm

    your dress looks perfect!Lia

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    February 27, 2012 / 5:14 pm

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  41. Denimtarian
    February 27, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    Thx 4 yr comment…yeah I already arrived safe..> By the way perfect dresses….U look amazing…but this is not new….I think it's great that you chose such a great background like U…

  42. Eric des Cerisiers
    February 27, 2012 / 5:18 pm

    Wonderful pictures! The light captured here creates a nice summer atmosphere.My congratulations to the photographer!PS: I'm pretty sure I saw you in "Little House on the Prairie". You were Laura Ingalls' classmate, right?Les Cerisiers en Fleurs

  43. Vintagehadhead
    February 27, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    you are a summer dream <3Love <3 ,your`s Kingha

  44. Mia
    February 27, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    you are sooo beautiful 🙂

  45. Katrine
    February 27, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    God I love your drees. Wow it's amazing! And you look so beautiful <3 Sad for me the pictures reminds me so much of summer, which makes me jaleous with you, because we in Denmark have such a shitty wetter… Well, sorry for cursing, but we really have :-)But really great pics!

  46. Jul, Life Is A Romantic Poem
    February 27, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Gosh, this dress is too good to be true and it fits you like a dream.Life is a romantic poem

  47. Xenia
    February 27, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    You look incredible! What camera do u have?

  48. Katjusha sleepless in Berlin
    February 27, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    omg you have such a beautiful face… damn even a girl can fall in love with you 😀 and of course your style… super pretty <3greetz from berlin,Get tons of DIY ideas on my blog "Katjusha Dawai"

  49. Stylist Steph
    February 27, 2012 / 8:35 pm

    You look sooo cute!

  50. Elin Kling
    February 27, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    You are so beautiful and this is amazing pictures! <3

  51. Callie Lee
    February 27, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    I just love everything about this <3

  52. She's Dressing Up
    February 27, 2012 / 10:36 pm

    Beautiful dress! These pictures are lovely <3

  53. Sandra Leiva
    February 27, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    Lovely dress! <3

  54. Hope Adela Pasztor
    February 27, 2012 / 11:13 pm

    That white dress is beautiful! =)

  55. SilhouetteParisienne
    February 27, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    Beautiful pictures, your dress is amazing

  56. Connie
    February 27, 2012 / 11:53 pm

    WOW beautiful white dress! You look very springy ;p I love how the background matches your white dress so well! You look so pretty as always ;)I'm glad you get to model for different clothing companies! It must be very fun!& BTW, I awarded you as the Versatile Blogger! ;D

  57. GingerGirl
    February 28, 2012 / 12:47 am

    I loooove the dress! And the pictures are so beautifull and sweet! 🙂 I've just published a new outfit post! Check it out if you want! ;)

  58. Juneli
    February 28, 2012 / 3:02 am

    That is one pretty dress and you look so beautiful!

  59. Jenna
    February 28, 2012 / 3:50 am

    The peekaboo cut out of this dress makes it so special! Very pretty! Looks amazing on you!

  60. Jackie
    February 28, 2012 / 5:43 am

    I am in love with your dress! Its so delicate and beautiful!

  61. Barbara Scarlett Brayovic
    February 28, 2012 / 7:43 am

    love the outfit

  62. Lacee Swan
    February 28, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    this dress is so adorable!!! love the cut-out!

  63. Andrea Garland
    February 28, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    The pics are so beautiful with the background and light.

  64. eat the rich
    February 28, 2012 / 9:19 pm

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  65. The Simple Swan
    February 28, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    Such a sweet and romantic look. I love it. Please follow my new fashion/beauty/maternity blog if you get a chance.The Simple

  66. RaindropsofSapphire
    February 28, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    WOW! These photos are gorgeous! You are so beautiful and I love the surroundings! I literally just found your blog and I love it! I'm bookmarking it!

  67. Clara Turbay
    February 29, 2012 / 2:20 am

    love it. i´ll be back soon!

  68. Well...
    February 29, 2012 / 3:24 am

    Oh wow, really love that dress, its so pretty on you! I'll definitely have to check this brand out.And lovely photos, its so gorgeous and summery like :)

  69. Gagan
    February 29, 2012 / 4:10 am

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  70. Rina
    February 29, 2012 / 7:03 am

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  71. Karen Wasem
    February 29, 2012 / 7:49 am

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    February 29, 2012 / 8:11 am

    You're so pretty! Pretty dress 🙂

  73. Mere and the Mister
    February 29, 2012 / 11:58 am

    Love this look. The dress is perfect!!

  74. Baby Budget Blog
    February 29, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    This dress is soooo gorgeous and sweet! Love the little opening in the front and the way it falls! Also love your background!

  75. Monja
    February 29, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    I WANT YOUR DRESS!!!!!!!!!!! <3btw follow u! kisses

  76. Linda
    February 29, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    This was some great pics that made me think of spring and summer :DNo thats oki I only left it there for a short while 🙂 And it was fine! :DTanks for your lovely comment! Make sure you stop by soon again!XX/ Linda from sweden

  77. Paper Moon
    February 29, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    what a beautiful dress!! i love the cut out elements. xx

  78. fashion kats
    February 29, 2012 / 10:55 pm

    Adorable dress!Thanks for visiting!xo

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    February 29, 2012 / 11:03 pm

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  80. Ashley
    March 1, 2012 / 3:31 am

    This dress is so beautiful! I love this :)xoAshley

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    March 1, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    Omg, I think these photos make me speechless.. Just amazing..

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