Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vintage Week, Day 3


This is vintage, right?  I'll never know exactly when this dress debuted in it's newest form, but I imagine it was sometime in the late 80's - early 90's.  It's weird to think that what I wore as a kid, which doesn't seem like all that long ago, is now considered vintage.  I think it might have originally been floor length...the hem is just a little off.  I do love it though, with it's sweet little hearts.  Instead of tying it in back, I tied it in the front so I'd have a waist.

I really wanted to pair this dress with yellow.  Specifically, yellow shoes.  You know the ones.  But actually, I bid on a pair of vintage yellow pumps last week on ebay and thought for sure I'd get them at a great, low price.  I guess I wasn't watching carefully enough, because I was outbid with only a few hours left.  Hate it when that happens.

So obviously I ended up going with red instead.  I love mixing prints - hearts on dress, flowers on shoes.  It's not something that I think of doing often, because I'm sort of (and unfortunately) allergic to mis-matching.  This worked for me though.

Dress:  Vintage, thrifted
Pearls:  thrifted
Shoes:  Nine & Co. via Kohl's
Purse:  Nine West via TJMaxx

9 comments:

Emma Clark said...

Totally cute and love the pattern mixing. Good luck with the ongoing quest for yellow shoes.

Pippa said...

LOVE the pattern on the dress! Love that its thrifted too because it looks identical to ones in the highstreet nowadays!!
Thanks for the comment :) <3 xox

LyddieGal said...

You are right, that dress would be awesome with yellow, but I'm sure when the time is right, the shoes will be ready.

I do love a good pattern mix, it's worth it to sometimes try things out of your comfort zone.

Chic on the Cheap

Wicked Thrifty said...

yellow would have been cute but i LOVE these shoes! wow. cool. i don't think i can do ankle-ties but they look great on you. cute dress find!

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I love the pattern mix and the color combination in this look! The red shoes are perfect with this dress, and I adore those long pearls! Love this vintage look!

Anna M said...

Those shoes are fantastic! Wowza! And what a cute dress!

Kyla said...

Holy crap this is so cute! It's such a perfect grown up vintage look.

D said...

i love those shoes! such a cute look.

Candycane said...

Aww thisis a great outfit! Wish I'd kept more stuff back from the 90's!

Sal xXx