Tuesday, July 5

boomerang dress




This dress is like a boomerang. When I got it last year, it had these strange strips of cotton crochet lace on the halter straps, obviously added much later than the 1950s. When I took the seam-ripper and removed them it sort of wrecked the straps and they looked pretty awful. So disenchanted with the whole scene, I gave the dress to my mom to sell in her quirky little thrift store. Nearly a year had passed and I was visiting my mother's store and saw the dress, fully repaired (my mom is an amazing seamstress) and I promptly bought the dress a second time (yes, I bought it from my mother). Not only that I THEN had the thing tailored as it was just a bit too big. So, who knows how much money I have into this dress at this point and frankly, I don't want to know, because I love it. 

1950s Darling Bud cotton dress can't even remember at this point!
platform sandals ◊ thrifted
wood & gold pinecone earrings ◊ made by me

14 comments:

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Ha ha! I love the story. And seeing you in those shoes reminds me that I need to find a pair for myself pronto.

AVY said...

Very elegant, and a lovely story.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Megan said...

I love that your mom charged you! That's awesome!

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Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

I love it! That dress has such a great print.

Q's Daydream said...

It's AMAZING!!!!

Stella said...

Something similar happened to me with a dress as well! Thrifted it, loved it, then felt weird about it. Donated it. Saw it almost a year later at the Salvation Army, and I bought it again. I firmly believed it was a sign that I had to get that dress again!

Liz @ Blue Eyed Owl said...

It was worth every penny! A perfect fit and good for day and night. Love it!

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BaronessVonVintage said...

Wow, clearly meant to be...it's so stylish, I can see why you bought it back!

cara said...

such a cute story, and quite a lovely dress!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

i love the colors in this dress.
you look smashing in it!

Esz said...

Gorgeous dress! I just bought a pattern that looks very similar to that, so it's really good to see what it looks like on a real person. Very flattering!

Beth said...

That's hilarious and sounds like something I would do! So cute, you made the right choice.

13bees said...

fab print...

La Belle Vie Vintage (Ashley) said...

If it is meant to be, it's meant to be :) It's beautiful!

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