You might recall that once upon a time, I publicly admitted to not being fan of vintage shopping. Would you believe me if I told you that this outfit is vintage from head-to-toe?
Instead of trying to brave through racks of second-hand clothes that smell like a mixture of mothballs and old people, I’ve taken Justine’s advice and looked online for a more pleasant shopping experience. I have acquired several pieces from different eras of fashion history at the comfort of my own home and the results have been very encouraging. Online shopping does not give you the perk of trying before buying, but sellers are usually very good with providing exact measurements of their garments. As long as you are equipped with measuring tape and have a general idea of shapes that flatter your body, you can totally do online vintage. I am a believer! Justine would be so proud.
Fashion is fortunately cyclical, so let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that the coral/orange trend is somehow a new wave and that you have to buy something offered at a store today. This is a dress from the 60′s. Super en pointe for this season. I belted it because everyone belts everything these days. I am probably nuts, but I actually like the dress without a belt, which is probably the way people wore the pussybow dress back in the 60′s. Just trying to be historically correct!
I am wearing..
Dress: Vintage from an Etsy store
Belt: Vintage from eBay
Shoes: Vintage from my aunt!