When shopping for vintage, you never know what you are going to find. That is part of the attraction of true vintage; but equally it can prove to be a bit of a hindrance. Nowadays, I tend to do most of my browsing & shopping for vintage online (it’s easier, and I can do it whilst drinking ridiculous amounts of tea in my own sitting room – what’s not to like?)
So, a few weeks ago, I was browsing through various sites; and found this dress. It literally made my heart skip a beat. I adore shades of mint/aqua/seafoam green, but until now, had yet to own a dress in that colour.
It was in beautiful condition, the only draw-back was it was a tad too big for me. This is not such a problem on the waist, as it is loose which allows me to easily sit/slouch/eat a massive meal and not feel like I am going to explode; but on the bust.. it was more of an issue. This is not a new dilemma for me, and I usually just accept that EVERYTHING shop brought or vintage is going to be too big in this area. So, in these pictures I am wearing a ridiculously over-padded bra (which, incidentally I have had for a good few years now, and is also too big for me!)
Thankfully, with the help of the padding it kind of smooth’s out the silhouette, so it doesn’t gape too much. The joys of having an Audrey Hepburn figure hey?
I decided to accessorise the dress with shades of lilac, with vintage gloves & earrings. I didn’t feel like wearing a hat (which seriously is not a sentence I say often!), so I made some hair clips from vintage bows, (which originally came from a 1940s hat, but the hat itself was beyond saving) and adorned a plain hair net with some small artificial pansy flowers.
The beautiful dress came from – Atypical Girl Vintage Section
Earrings from – Sofias Garden
Oh, and in other news, I almost completely forgot to mention – I am on Buzzfeed this week in their ’11 Radiant Vintage-Styled Ladies Who Will Make You Swoon’ feature! I had no idea this article was being put together, so it came as a bit of a shock to discover I was number 4 on their list! There are some absolutely inspiring, beautiful women included on the list, so go check it out here now!
Until next time dears!