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Vintage Holiday Dresses

This post should be titled: Why I need an add-on closet.

Why? Because there are some days when I want to keep many-a vintage things I find. Or all of them.
But, I don't have the room. Don't have the time. Nor the place to wear them.

And much like Vanna White, I only wear my dresses once.

Okay. So that last reason is completely not true. But, the vintage dresses I tend to find (or want) are always dressy -- which makes them that "one-time-only" kind of dresses.

Take this holiday dress. I fit both it and I have no place to wear them.
Going to Starbucks in them could happen. But, to say I was overdressed would be such a gross understatement.

Barista: "Wow, that dress is awesome. Where are you going?"
Me: "I have to return some socks to Target."
Barista: "Oh."

Such a disappointing scenario.

So, what's a girl to do?

For me, I take pics to sell the dress at my shop on Etsy (which is awesome on so many levels) and then post a pic on Instagram, which is kind of like saying, "See, I really did have this awesome dress that I never got to wear out. Now. Anyone of out there want to buy it?"

Essentially, most --if not all -- of my needs are met through this arrangement.Works out well.

It's a wonderful life, people. I have first-world problems that aren't problems in the least. Thanks for humoring me as you read through this.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

Dress is for sale by the way--Add new heels and jewelry and of course, a beautiful wrap or jacket, and you will modernize and compliment your vintage just right!

1960s Gold Sleeveless Dress ◄here
















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