The phrase "you win some, you learn some" is what comes to mind with this dress. I don't feel bad about not liking this dress. It is apart of the vintage experience. I think it's also interesting to post about outfits you don't like as it is a learning experience on both ends. Of course, it would have been nice to return the dress but this is the gamble with vintage buying on auctions on ebay.
Here is what I did like about the dress. I like that you can also attach a scarf around the neck of the dress (has these interesting little loops around the collar area). Very nifty idea! I just didn't have the right scarf. I tried several and they just didn't fit to this dress. I also experimented with hand washing this dress and found that after even ironing this dress it had a puckery look to it because the flowers are all stitched onto the fabric. The puckery effect is another reason I do not like it.
I started off wearing this dress with a pair of Remix wedge shoes but then I thought if I was going to the garden shop I don't want to get them dirty so I switched up my shoes. Yep, notice all those weeds under my feet, hoping to get some mulch and spruce up the front yard a bit.
The verdict is still out on these 30's sunglasses below. I'll test them out on a couple more times before I decide.
The sunglasses I am wearing above look a little like the suglasses in the cover to this Marie Claire from 1939. What do you think? Isn't this a great cover? I located a copy of this magazine and I'll be sure to share the contents when it arrives. I also have a Pinterest category with vintage sunglass images in it here.
When I think of great vintage statement sunglasses this Vogue 1939 cover comes to mind. Lauren did a great job of finding a similar pair. How fabulous is the skirt she is wearing? Oh no, now I want one. If anyone sees a decently priced 30s cheveron skirt, please clue me in.
I bought these sunglasses below recently at the vintage show in Manhattan and I really like them a lot. I don't think they are extremely old but they frame my face well. I wish I had a green thumb and I could have taken some of these lovely flowers home. I love daisies!