Monday, May 24, 2010

Vintage Week, Day 1

Fellow blogger (and neighbor!) Anna recently wrote of challenging herself to a week's worth of wearing vintage dresses when the weather got warm (that was a tongue twister!).  I thought it was a great idea, and asked if I could tag along.  Anna's blog is A Banana Medley - check her out!  Apparently, we were both in the mood for bright, happy colors!


So here I am, with my first vintage dress look of the week.  This is one of my more recent purchases.  Don't look too closely...it's clearly homemade.  The zipper up the back is a little messed up and unzips ever so slightly by the collar.  The seams on the inside of the dress are all unfinished.  I'm surprised the little thing has held up this long...but it doesn't look like it's gotten a lot of wear from previous owner(s).

Shifty-type dresses can be hard to wear sometimes...this was one of those.  I had to bend and sit very carefully.  I also felt like I was showing an unusual amount of skin, though BFF Elaina assured me all was fine.  The day was SO warm, the temp reached into the 90's, so really a little extra skin was perfectly appropriate.  It's just a bit of a shock...going from dressing in layers one week to bare arms and legs the next.  What's a girl to do?  Get a tan.  That would be a step in the right direction.

Dress:  Vintage, thrifted via Valu Thrift
Belt:  Sash from another shirt
Shoes:  Nine West via Endless.com
Purse:  Vintage, thrifted

10 comments:

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

You look great! Love the colors in this outfit. :-) I checked out Anna's blog as well!

Also, just noticed your Anne of Avonlea quote on the sidebar. LM Montgomery is one of my FAVES> Have you ever read the Emily series?

Andrea said...

I have an urgent prayer request at arise 2 write.
andrea

Girly Muse said...

love it! that turquoise bow makes it, too.

D said...

you look so pretty and fresh in those bright colors.

Meek said...

you have put together a fantastic outfit, I love it

La Historiadora de Moda said...

What a fun dress! I love the pattern and the blue sash looks fantastic with it!

Amanda S. said...

It looks cute from here, and I love the colors. BTW, I hope you aren't knocking homemade clothing. With the right seamstress they can look very high end retail.

nic said...

I love this - and would have never guessed it to be homemade - good find!

Kendi Lea said...

Ack! I love this dress!! How in the world did you find this little gem? You look precious!

Mrs. Blimes said...

AAAAAHHHHH!!! I must have that dress! It is SO adorable!