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. 

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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? ๐Ÿ™‚

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108 Comments

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

    Beautiful photos and dress.Love,Sheylawww.freestyle-moda.com

  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!!www.WearAboutsBlog.com

    • 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! hahahaโ™ฅJosie, 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!~Pauwww.lilbitsofchic.com

  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. -LisaThelovelymemoir.blogspot.com

  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, Shouahttp://morningbelles.blogspot.com/

  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! :)www.KTRstyle.com

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Really wish that the warmer weather would arrive here in the UK so I can start shopping summer dresses ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    the dress is stunning!

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

    Wow lovely dress !!!xxxstephaniehadrath.blogspot.comshbyhadrath.blogspot.com

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

    Gorgeous dress – I have the same hat as you :)Joannehttp://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

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

    You look beautiful! I love this dress! xxhttp://www.f-scrapbook.blogspot.com

  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:)xoxowww.secretsofmissdaisy.blogspot.com

  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 :)Sarahhttp://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

  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!Liahttp://theperksofbeingagirlygirl.blogspot.com/

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    February 27, 2012 / 5:14 pm

    Hi dear!!! I follow you on GFC and my name is Elisa Raimondo!!! If you don't find my name let me know!!! kiss :Dhttp://thefashionscan.blogspot.com/

  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…denimtarian.blogspot.com

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!http://katrinelionett.blogspot.com/

  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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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!www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

  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! =)http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

  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! ;Dhttp://snowyscorner.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

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

    I loooove the dress! And the pictures are so beautifull and sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚ I've just published a new outfit post! Check it out if you want! ;)http://gingercollage.blogspot.com/

  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

    Ur so beautifull

  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 Swanthesimpleswan.blogspot.com

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    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! http://www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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    February 29, 2012 / 2:20 am

    love it. iยดll 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 :)http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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

    Your so pretty! And I love this dress it's so cute, now following you!

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    February 29, 2012 / 7:03 am

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    February 29, 2012 / 7:49 am

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    February 29, 2012 / 8:11 am

    You're so pretty! Pretty dress ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! http://www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!xohttp://www.fashionkats.blogspot.com/

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    February 29, 2012 / 11:03 pm

    So pretty! Love that dress!ox from NYC!davie+ericaLPFashionPhilosophy

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    March 1, 2012 / 3:31 am

    This dress is so beautiful! I love this :)xoAshleyhttp://southerncaliforniabelle.blogspot.com/

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

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