Thursday, January 5

faves : roos atkins dress

1960s Roos Atkins advertisement 

Roos Atkins was a chain of upscale men's and women's clothing stores based in San Francisco, from the 1960s through the 1980s.  Maybe something like Macy's? I have had this dress for about 2 years now and am finally wearing it. It is soft wool knit that is just the right weight under a medium weight winter coat. The belt loops are really wide suggesting it should be worn with a wide belt but I always feel like a wide belt makes me look shorter, plus I wanted to wear my favorite belt. The coat is divine, no, seriously. My friend Amy bought it on Etsy last year and I was crazy jealous. Patience is key because a year later the coat is mine through some coat trading between her and I. I then had the coat shortened by about 2 inches. I'm telling you, tailoring coats is the way to go. 

vintage 1960s Roos Atkins knit dress  estate sale (?)
black tights ◊ target
bright leather belt ◊ thrifted
vintage 1950s black wool swing coat ◊  friendly trade
black waterproof boots ◊ Cougar-Storm via Macy's
black suede heeled booties ◊ Madewell


De La Belle said...


Wild Tea Party said...

hehe, you look so cute!

SassySisterVintage said...

Adorable dress! I like the hair right on top of your head too ;-) Wish mine was that long....

Unknown said...

I love finding things from regional retail stores like that! Usually the piece was just sold in that area. That dress looks so adorable on you!

Candice Clark said...

love the whole look!!! The dress definitely emphasizes your tiny waist:)

xo Vanessa

Lisa said...

that dress is so fantastic, me want! and it looks great on you too!

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Love the collar on your coat!

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