I want to keep this dress. I really, really do. You know I have a thing for florals, and I love long dresses, and obviously I tend towards keeping every vintage piece I find… but somehow I think this one will end up going to my shop.
Why? Because I tried and tried, but I couldn’t seem to style it to my satisfaction. I don’t have the necessary pieces in my wardrobe to make this dress perfection — some great brown high heeled boots and a wide-brimmed hat would be so good — and it also doesn’t fit me the way it should. I shot photos fairly quickly today (because, cold) and when I popped back through them I only liked… two. Part of that is the lighting, I know, but partly also because I think this dress would be better on a curvier gal! Which is great, because I’ve been wanting to add more and more to my plus size section on Etsy!
I’m not quite busty enough for it. But, oh. Florals, and pockets, and long full skirts… my heart will miss you.
It’s always a thing I love and hate about having an Etsy shop — I get to wear pieces I wouldn’t normally wear just for the fun of it… but then I wear pieces I wouldn’t normally wear and I wish I could keep them. The biggest payoff of having a vintage shop, though, is when a piece goes to the perfect person and they share a picture with me! I love seeing people style the items I’ve found; passing on a beautiful garment brings me a lot of joy, and that’s basically why I sell vintage. Because it’s fun and it spreads a little bit of beauty around the world!
Dress, available in my Etsy shop here | heels, thrifted
I’m off to clean the house; somehow, between Friday and Monday our house became a tornado zone (oh yes, holiday weekend!) and it’s in need of a good scrubbing. And then, Christmas decorating!
Do you decorate the day after Thanksgiving like my husband’s family does, or do you wait until December 1st to decorate for Christmas (like I am prone to do?). Or, do you do it even later or earlier than that?
I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! Because Mondays are never fun. 😉
P.S. Today is the last day of the sale in my Etsy shop! If you use the code THANKS15 you’ll get 15% off anything!