Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Orange You Glad I Kept These?

Continuing my week-long theme of "things I tossed, but then had second thoughts about" (I know, catchy, right?), today's outfit features two items that I reclaimed. 
Windy!

Actually, only one. The other item came back to me from someone else.


  • Dress - Sacony, vintage 60s, thrifted; last worn here in July 2018 for my once-annual wearing
  • Shoes - Pearl Hart Bellevue, Fluevog; last seen way here back in August 2015!
  • Jacket (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here a couple of weeks ago


All of my friends tried this dress on during Saturday's clothing giveaway, and it didn't work on any of them. They talked me into it!
 Ir's such a cool dress, and it's really a "one and done" piece - not much needed to look good.

It's quite warm, even though it's sleeveless. The fabric is Ciella (it's on the label!) which is a "special acetate jersey that never sags, doesn't retain wrinkles and stays unwilted even in sweltering temperatures"!
I bought it here in July 2017 for $18.95 (good detail pictures of the label and the pattern there) and wore it 3 times. Basically once a year.

However, it's back in my closet.
 I like it, and it works with my style. So I'm keeping it. Again.

Coated up for sun protection.
 This lovely fluffy coat is machine wash, tumble dry (delicate settings), so I don't mind sweating in it.

The stuff:
I bought these shoes off Elaine in 2012 - I first wore them here in April 2012 - she had picked them up locally for $99.00 (a great price!) but had buyer's regret, so I bought them off her.

I wore them 15 times (just over $6.00 per wear), then in a fit of giveaway, passed them along to my dear friend Cat, who brought them to the swap/giveaway last Saturday. She didn't really wear them much, and thought I might want them back.

Aw, just seeing them again...I put them on, and they felt familiar and comfortable. Yes, they are going back into the closet. They were fabulous to wear today! Thank you, Cat!

Bright bling:
I loved the bright gold, the vivid pearlized orange and that deep, deep indigo purple together. Colour!


  • Gold cuff - vintage fair
  • Orange cuff/ring - Italian, 1960s vintage, vintage mall
  • Amber ring - c. 1996
  • Earrings - thrifted

22 comments:

  1. Love the dress!! They have more life left in them for sure!!

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  2. I love that your shoes have belonged to three of you. I'm glad you got them back, they're perfect with the dress - I love blue & orange together.
    I've never heard of Ciella before, they must have invented so many synthetics in the 1950s and 1960s. That dress is fab! x

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    1. Me too, Vix - it really exemplifies how clothing/shoes should be shared around in the world, not mass-produced! The company is Sacony, the fabric is Ciella. Thank you!

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  3. This dress is really a keeper. So unique. Lise

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  4. This dress is a stunning piece, fits you like a dream and the fab colors are totally eye Candy!. Lovely to see you rocking it once more. And hurrah for those shoes, they're cool and go nicely with your dress, very 'flapper style'!
    besos

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    1. I'm so glad I kept it, Monica, thank you! Yes, it felt very flapper-y to me too!

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  5. Your vintage 1960's Sacony dress looks gorgeous! I love the styling and the look of the Ciella fabric. It's wonderful that you decided to keep it - you look fabulous wearing it!

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  6. What a fab dress, Sheila. I'm relieved you decided to keep it after all. Once a year is good enough in my book. I'm swooning over those shoes, they are gorgeous! Whatever made you pass them on? xxx

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    1. I know, Ann, once a year is fine...but the dress collection adds up over time, as you know!

      I passed on the shoes because I was just tired of them - I did wear them a LOT (for me). Now that they're back, I'm glad I have them.

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  7. So glad you retrieved the dress and reacquired the shoes; they both are wonderful pieces. In the cooler temps a colored T-shirt would be just right under the dress (that’s my style :)) and the shoes look comfy with the not-too-high heel, round toe, and strapped support. Hooray for swap meets and friends!

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    1. Me too, Laurie, thank you! I'll store this away in cooler times - so many dresses, so little time! The shoes are very secure on my foot and very comfy. Yes, hooray for swaps!

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  8. Ha ha, that's great that you have that dress back! Fantastic idea to do such a swap.

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    1. It's mostly giveaway, but I love having my friends bring things too! Thanks, Nancy!

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  9. I love that you and your friends had a clothing giveaway get-together. Now you've been reunited with your fab shoes! X

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  10. I gasped at the thought of you getting rid of this dress.... it's fabulous to read that your friends talked you back into it :)

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    1. Well, I can't keep everything! But I am glad I kept this one.

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  11. The orange dress is so very you, I'm glad you kept it as the colour really suits you. Love that Cat brought your shoes back x

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    1. Yes, same! I loved how it went with the returned shoes!

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