Thursday, May 27, 2010

Vintage Week, Day 4


Golly.  I need to get some sleep. I'm an "early to bed, early to rise" kind of girl.  So when I have plans after work every night of the week and then come home to catch up on TiVo'd shows (what would life be like without TiVo?  I dare to think), I don't get to bed until much later than I would normally prefer.  Looks like it's taking a toll on my outfit pictures...I look like I'm so done...and this was only Wednesday.

This is another vintage dress that is probably homemade.  But it's made very well, so I can't be sure.  It doesn't have tags.  It seems a little wrong to severely alter a vintage piece, like maybe it's sort of sacred and should be kept as-is, but I really loved everything about this dress except that it was floor-length, so I chopped it off.  Yes, I feel a little bad, but I seriously did it a favor.  It was verging on hideous maxi, which is no good for anybody. 

Steve and I have decided to spend our 4th of July week exploring Colorado and Utah.  I'm really excited.  We've wanted to road trip out west for a long time, and it's finally working out.  This means that for the next month or so I'll be on the lookout for mountain-friendly attire...starting with hiking shoes.  It's not exactly my forte, but I think a little break from mascara and high heels will do me some good.  I considered myself a tomboy once upon a long time ago...surely I can tap into my inner adventure-girl without too much struggle. 

I'm suddenly in the mood to re-read Lonesome Dove.

Sweater:  Eddie Bauer(?), thrifted
Dress:  Vintage, thrifted via Valu Thrift
Shoes:  DSW

9 comments:

Felicity said...

First, I love this dress! The colors look great on you. Secondly, I thought I was the only person who was running late on picking summer vacation spots. Utah is great! I went to Utah/Arizona/Colorado last summer for three weeks and would go back again in a heartbeat. I tried to convince my husband that going the same place two years in a row wasn't lame, but he wasn't buying it. Where in Colorado/Utah are you going? I'll pass along any info. I can.

Girly Muse said...

Ooo, I don't remember ever seeing this one! Love it!

You do look a little sleepy, now that you mention it...but you look so hot, who's to notice?

Anna M said...

Um, this dress is fantastic!! I love the neckline. What a great idea to chop it off. I have found that a lot of vintage dresses seem to be homemade. I have many without tags that look hand sewn. I'm so curious about their history...
Your trip sounds fantastic! I'm super in need of a vacation myself. Might have to look into that.

Emma Clark said...

This dress is wonderful - glad you gave it the chop, as it were. Good look on getting your outdoors equipment, so exciting.

Kristen said...

This is possibly my favorite of all your vintage dresses; the colors are amazing on you! You did a great job altering it and giving it new life.

Kiki said...

Such a pretty dress! Chopping it off was a good call. It's just cute so cute now!

Kimberly said...

marvelous dress - great pattern and great colors!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

tired? you look amazingly fresh and glowy to me. and that dress is so pretty!

J.Me. said...

I.LOVE.THIS.ENSEMBLE!