Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What I'm Wearing: Dream dress

Dress: vintage, yard-saled
Sweatercoat: Anthropologie
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Modcloth
Earrings: Anthropologie

This dress was the first piece of vintage clothing I ever owned. It was Memorial Day weekend last year, Patrick was playing at a festival, I was staying home and doing things he loathed and despised. Like, for example, going to yard sales.

There was a whole rack of vintage clothes at one of the sales, most of the pieces between $1 and $5. It was, to put it lightly, an improbable and long-held fantasy of mine come true.

I took this one off the hanger and stuffed it in my bag, feeling certain it would fit, feeling certain I could mend the small tear in the bust, feeling like a lucky little shit for walking away with it for a buck.

This dress was some accomplished seamstress' work of art. Inside, there's no tag, no label, no overlocked seam allowances. This was handmade, and well, by someone with a fancy occasion to go to who needed a pretty dress. It makes me think of Marie's Sewing Kit, the one I wrote about back in December, and the sort of masterpieces that must've spun their way out of her sewing machine, in all their princess-seamed, covered-buckled splendor.

Oh, the stories it tells.


Huhnybee said...

I think I remember when you got this dress. It looks awesome on you. Like it was made for you.

Natalie said...

Oo this would be my dream find as well. Congrats on snagging it! It looks beautiful

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

You are adorable!! The dress is totally amazing - and for $1?? Awesome find. I'm also totally enamored with your shoes.

Helen said...

i do love this outfit! what a find!

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