It's grown since I took this photo a few months ago, of course.
Although I'm not the kind of girl to turn down an adorable frock from Target, and I delight in the cute little dresses I've found at Forever 21 and the like, my heart belongs to the one-of-a-kind vintage pieces I've gathered over the past decade from estate sales and thrift stores.
There is something so wonderful about coming upon a breathtaking pattern or an interesting cut amongst racks and racks of otherwise crap. When I slip a dress on at an estate sale, and look at myself in the closet mirror that the owner of said dress once admired her own reflection in, and it fits perfectly! and look at that cute belt that comes with it! and I have the perfect shoes/purse/brooch to go with it!...well I just get giddy.
My first dress for this series is just such a dress. Bought at an estate sale in the Valley, along with other such treasures as:
- this awesome perfume case with glass tubes full of scents that you break in order to use (WTF??!):
- this darling little jewelry box that plays a lovely song when you wind it in the back with a key, and also the gloves above with cute little pearl buttons.
So on Saturday, with plans to do some shopping with Alie for our upcoming drink video shoot, I dressed myself up in this - my newest favorite dress, and asked Alie if she wouldn't mind snapping a few photos of me while we shopped at Galco (omg if you haven't been, you MUST go). Well, that's not entirely true. She was four hours late (4!!!), you see, so I sorta demanded that she take said photos and she really had no choice but to comply. Georgia Is Your Friend - forcing people to indulge her in her self obsession since 1980!Anyway, here's the dress. I can't wait till next month! Let me know if you decide to post your own dress photos!
Smitten by the isles upon isles of randomly awesome beers.