Thursday, September 7, 2017

Vintage Dresses Year 'Round │'Tis the Season

I'm telling you. The world is bringing me dresses right now.

I go through literal deserts, trudging through hot sand, with very little hope of no dresses some seasons. But right now, it's all about the oasis, and three pools all with slides and a spa, and beautiful drinks with fruit and umbrellas in them.

The dresses I'm finding are that good.

Here's a few just from one store. Seriously. That is insane! (And I'm not complaining.)

So this black dress I'm wearing, well, I'm keeping it. For now. See, all four of these dresses (1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1960s respectively from left to right) all fit me, to some degree.

Now, three of the four don't fit me as well as I want them to, so I'm begrudgingly selling them, in hopes they fit you better. This black one though, yeah, that's the one I'm keeping. It has rhinestones in the tule/lace skirt. It's splendid.

And the belt is still there. Woah. Y'all. You know how hard it is for dresses to keep their belts? So difficult. I'm not sure how they get lost, but when people move, keeping the belt with the dress is never a priority (sadly). The belt yearns for freedom, or something, so when I find them -- and all the dresses in this lot that are supposed to have belts HAVE THEIR BELTS-- it's a dream within a dream come true.

Anyway, cocktails dresses are a plenty in my shop and no, it's not too early to begin thinking about Christmas parties.

Check out the dresses!◄ I've got just a few right now (nearly 120!)

Happy dress hunting and Happy early Holidays!

-HJS




Saturday, August 26, 2017

Vintage 40s Dresses

K. I'm not sure what deal is, but I've actually been FINDING '40s dresses, in actual thrift shops I frequent, that I can actually buy. It's surreal.

There are times and seasons in this vintage world where what I'm looking for becomes extremely hard to find. Out of reach. Elusive.  I seriously have to contend with my heart whether or not I can handle never finding another 40s dress, and if I'm okay with it.

Of course I am. I have to be. But, it makes the joy of finding these treasures even better when they reappear. Just for me.

Last week, I found this amazing 40s house dress. Happened to pick up some new used (modern) Camuto leather pumps beforehand without knowing how well it would match this '40s beauty I found thirty minutes later. Love it when that happens.

But then ... it gets better.

I found another '40s dress just today, at a completely different thrift store across town from the other one (although I SWEAR they were owned by the same lady- same measurements, same missing belt).

The pumps seriously match this dress even better. Totally as if I planned it.

Actually, this dress came to me, I believe it knew it belonged with these shoes!

These gorgeous dresses will probably be in the shop soon, as both are really just a touch too big for me. (I may give both of them a twirl --i.e. wear them-- though, before selling. You know, because I can.)

My plans for the next house dress? For it to match these lovely pumps and for the dress is in my size. I'll let you know when it comes to me.

Looking for more '40s dresses? Or '50s or '60s dresses? Go here to shop my store. I mostly stock dresses and denim, so come on in!

-HJS