THEN, i got really inspired by this post from Lauren at deargolden. She wore a 1940's crepe dress (which is what this one is) but she paired it with simple accessories, and looked so modern and fresh. so i took another stab at this outfit, instead just wearing simple flat sandals, and a slim belt. And i think i like the simple result much better. I also traipsed all over my house to find new backgrounds and new light. Lauren's a genius at taking these pieces that could look so outdated and instead of forming a costume (which is what i accidently did), she makes it look so "today." i'm still learning.
And my marvelous new necklace from jean jean vintage (you will be seeing this piece a LOT)
Sorry so many pictures of my mug to get through :) but hey, its really like 2 outfit posts in one.
This dress was rescued from that warehouse i've mentioned. I can't get enough of the ruffles, the color and the flattering way the dress was gored. in the 40's and 50's a woman's body was celebrated. sigh.
I really want to wear vintage in a way that makes people think, "oh, what a lovely dress." not, "yikes, what planet is she from?"
didn't i tell you i'd wear some color?
this uber pale lavender is such a stretch from my blue and cream palette ;)
thanks ever so much for reading,