Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I Felt Fab Today - A Really Retro Dress

Okay, so you know one of my favourite colour combinations is turquoise and brown. So when I saw this dress at a local thrift store, I checked it out verrrry carefully.
Handmade (beautifully, too - look at how the pattern is lined up), cotton (not horrid double-knit polyester), perfect fit (like it was made for me!), and no rips, tears or stains. And only $24.99! Score! I think it's probably from the 60s or early 70s (it's a plastic zipper - metal zippers are earlier).

If it works, click on the picture above to get a good look at the pattern, or just look at the background behind the stuff:
Added my favourite brown platforms (my first really high heels since I broke my toe), Grandma J's 50s/60s? Chinese necklace (those are real stones, not plastic), my groovy turquoise bangles and my big gold hoops.

I felt fabulous - and it was a "fake it till you feel it" kind of day, believe me.

(Man, I have a lot of parenthetical comments in this post! Ha!).

Dress (handmade vintage, thrifted), shoes (Le Chateau), necklace (Grandma J's, vintage), bangles (ethnic shop), gold hoop earrings (gift from L).


  1. Man you are right, it looks like it was custom made for you! I love the pattern and the colors. Good to hear your toe is feeling better too.

  2. Wow, that dress is awesome! I love brown and turquoise or teal together, but I especially like the chartreuse in the pattern, too. It looks perfect on you.

  3. Whew, that dress does look like it was made for you. Gorgeous!

  4. You look FAB..

    You know how much I love turq and brown also! What a find!!wooohooooo

  5. Your necklace is oriental writing, do you know what it says?

    And I just learned something about zippers, thanks ;)

    Wonderful colors in your dress.

  6. That dress is such a good find! And I love love LOVE those shoes. So much.

  7. I love the turquoise/brown pattern of the dress...and those shoes are FAB!

  8. Thanks, Alison - I am loving this dress. Can you really ever have too many dresses? No! Yes, the toe survived a day in those shoes - yay!

    Thanks, Kari! Yes, I love the chartreuse too (you should see the vintage cape I have - it's chartreuse velvet).

    Hey, Andrea, long time not see - welcome back!

    Thanks, Sal!

    Erin, thank you!

    Sher, no I don't - I keep asking people at work, but no one knows (so far). Thanks so much!

    Lain, totally!

    Kaylyn, yup, love the dress...drool over the shoes!

    watergirl, thanks!

    Beth, hey, thank you and welcome!

  9. What a great find! Dallas is not good for thrifting, which makes me sad. But I like living vicariously through you!

  10. Thanks, Erica! That really surprises me - I'd have thought you would have tons of choice in such a big city.


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