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When The Vintage Is Done

Ashe wrote a nice article about one-use clothing items and the world of blogging (gave me a sweet shout-out too for my remixes). I'm sure there are things in my closet I've only worn once, but usually that means I wasn't realistic about its wearability when I bought it and I mentally kick myself over it--I've never bought something with the intent to only wear once, or returned an item after wearing it on the blog. Anyway, one dress I only bought this winter but have already worn more times than I care to count, is this one. It's my favorite vintage dress at the moment and I suspect it will be getting much more wear this spring and summer (the colors are quite suited for the warmer/brighter seasons). I haven't had the best luck with buy vintage online lately; everything seems to be a different size than what was listed and now I have a pile of things to make alterations to, but dresses like this make up for it. I really love that feeling when you put on a dress and it just fits as if it was made for you; doesn't happen often enough in our ready-to-wear world.

Outfit details:
vintage dress
Jeffrey Campbell heels

19 comments:

.Tinacious Me. said...

this dress is so pretty! love the print & the color!
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Yajaira said...

cute dress - love the pattern

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Aliya said...

I can see why its your favourite! Its absolutely gorgeous!! Looks amazing on you as well!

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Andrea Clare said...

very true. gotta love vintage

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Teddi said...

i like this dress rebecca. i can see why it is your current favorite. you are right that fit is such a key component. :)

Monique said...

So pretty. Cute dress and I love how petite you are. :)

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Maite said...

you have the loveliest dresses! I envy you!! :)

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WearAbouts said...

that dress looks awesome on you! I can never find good vintage stuff. You're lucky if you get something good every once in a while! :)
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Ash @ Ash in Fashion said...

"I'm sure there are things in my closet I've only worn once, but usually that means I wasn't realistic about it's wearability when I bought it and I mentally kick myself over it--I've never bought something with the intent to only wear once, or returned an item after wearing it on the blog. "

Yesss! I had this actually recently-- I returned an ASOS dress in a color I don't wear, a cut that seemed a bit "ehhhh" on me because I was worried about it's wearability. That maybe I won't wear it as much as I think. I just can't imagine wanting a closet like that!

And I really do love how you wear clothes. I can see how this one gets lots of wear-- great colors, a fab shape. It'd be super cute in winter with a cardigan/sweater and some dark blue tights!

Celina said...

What a lovely dress!!! It is just asking to be twirled in :).
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Beautifully Pure said...

What a lovely dress! And that jacket looks great with it. I just love denim jackets - they're so perfect for spring! <3

SoFashionistica said...

I have such a hard time finding vintage dresses in my size as well. They are either too tight in the bust area or too small for me to even try to fit in too.
So this is why I tend to buy vintage skirts because I feel that you can make them work better than with a dress.
Oh and speaking of dresses, that dress is darling! I love the cap sleeves, very feminine.

Kimberellie said...

That dress is pretty fantastic. I totally get your "kicking myself" comment. I totally HATE it when I buy something and never end up wearing it! Very aggravating. Worse yet: buying something that falls a part after the first wash! Some of my favourite clothes I have had for ten years!

That said, I think I am sort of unrealistic about clothes, expecting them to NEVER wear out. Yours do seem to hold on pretty well...maybe it isn't as unrealistic a hope for dresses as for t-shirts!

Rebeccak said...

That tie-neck detail gets me every time! love it!

Laura said...

That dress is beautiful! I always hesitate before buying an item if I can only think of one or two ways to wear it. Not that I've never done it - and there's always room for innovation after the purchase - but I like to know I'm going to get my money's worth. (And can get creative!)

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Caitie said...

LOVE this dress and those shoes match perfectly!

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Andie Bottrell said...

So cute and I love the lights in the old photographs above!

Une parisienne... said...

This is a perfect look, I think that wearing a dress+a denim jacket+a pair of heels, it's always a success !
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daisymay aka Chantele said...

That dress is very cute, lpve the pattern and colours!
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