There is a wonderful story behind this dress. I love shopping at the Hospice Thrift Store. It’s close to my work; has tons of vintage things AND my mom and grandfather were both on Hospice and they were so great to my family when we needed them. SO, the other day, I’m in there looking through the dresses and my eye catches this particular dress. I grab it and hold it up……”Oh CRAP! This is the same one that keeps catching my eye and it’s just. too. small!” The vintagey elegance draws me in every time! It’s a vintage size 10 which means surely it’s not going to fit; but I’ve been seeing it in there for weeks and every time, I’m drawn to the fabric and this fantastic print.
On this particular day, I had a little more time to spare so I though, what the hay? I’ll try it on and the fabric is so great; maybe there’s something I could do with it anyway. In the dressing room, I slip it on and I can’t tell you my shock! It fit like a GLOVE! Like it was MADE for my body!!! It’s one of those moments where you know, “I’m not leaving here without this!” I mean, we BELONG together…..like ramma lamma dot ding da ding da bop (think closing number in Grease)! It’s as if this dress and I are like a classic duo ranking among the famous duos in history. Bogie and Bacall. Peanutbutter and Chocolate. Regret and alcohol. You know….we were just meant to be together. Nuff said.
As far as the styling, I’m all over the place when it comes to hemlines. Sometimes I like them shorter, sometimes right at the knee. Sometimes they’re great midcalf (Louis Vuitton has some of the prettiest skirts and dresses this length) and as shown on my last post, sometimes almost to the floor. This dress was just so pretty that I didn’t want to cut anything off. I thought the length was PERFECT and wearing it; I felt like a very chic secretary from the 40s!
Again, it’s all thrifted except for my necklace. That was my mom’s…it’s tons of little crystal cut black onyx beads threaded on a long string. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Oh, and by the way....it's been so cold and creepy here and has done a number on my lips! I looked at that last picture and thought, "EWWWW! My lips look BAD!" But for the furtherance of my commitment to keeping it real, there you are. Feel free to use this picture to discipline errant children or unruly pets...it'll scare them straight!