Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Winter Dress


Last week, on a trip to the thrift with my beau, I came across this great double knit dress. It has a nylon zipper and unfinished seams, so I am dating it to the late 60s early 70s. I feel like the cut of it, which is hard to tell in the photo, also evokes this era. What made me fall in love with it, other than its incredibly low price of $3, was its softness and wonderful cut. Even though it's from a later time, I feel it echos back to the 50s, with its full skirt and cute collar. After I took these photos, I remember I had these awesome pair of red plaid heels that would have looked much better than the black ones..... oh well. I'll have to remember for next time.

This dress is SO warm and I am now on the hunt for more knit dresses like this. I have declared this my go to winter dress and know I will be wearing it many more times before all this snow and cold weather leave Michigan. (Just as a side note, my hair looks pretty bad in the photo, but it was the best one out of the set. The little girl I am a nanny for took the photos for me. For a 4 year old, I think she did a GREAT job!)


These are the scatter pins I paired with the dress. I got them a year or two ago and never seemed to find the right outfit to wear them with. I distinctly remember buying them because they reminded me of novelty print fabric of the 40s. :)

I also want to send a big thank you out to Midwest Mama and Eunice of Red Lips and Corsets for gifting me with the Stylish Blogger Award. I know the rules state that I am suppose to tag X amount of other bloggers, but I would like to direct my readers to check out a blog in my blog roll and/or the blogs that I follow that they may not have read before. Thanks again gals!!


Emily

P.S. Thank you to everyone who commented on the new look of my blog and the nasty jello of the month feature!!! You guys rock!!



Late 60s Dress: Salvation Army

Vintage Pins: Royal Oak Flea Market

50s Heels: Ferndale D.I.Y.

2 comments:

Leah said...

Wow!!What a very flattering ensemble you put together, red is your color, I believe!

I'm still really digging your hair, too.

Jackie said...

I can't believe you got such a lovely dress for such a fabulous price! I *never* find anything worthwhile in my size when I go thrifting. You look lovely, even with the black shoes ;o)!

Jackie
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