Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage style ♥

Lately I've found two really great vintage dresses that I NEED to share. I thought I'd also share a few other vintage pieces I have, although I hardly wear them, haha. I love vintage but I need to work on my own body image first. I'm starting cheer soon and working on joining a gym so I can be healthier and happier.

This dress is a thrift store find. I thought it might have been a costume when I was in the store, but I knew I couldn't leave it behind. I felt like I saved it from the Salvation Army, and I'm really happy I found it. I'll be sure to post an outfit post as soon as I wear it. (I need a slip first haha!)

Donny and I found this dress when we were out thrifting, but it needs some fixing before I can wear it. I want to pull the collar together where the lapels end and put a navy band on the hem, it's SO short! I want to make it a bit more decent before I wear it. Also, what do I wear with it?! I have a blue belt, but what about shoes? tights? I'm at loss when it comes to navy.

This dress was my grandmothers, who I adooore. I had it hemmed to the length it is now, and my only problem is I don't have shoes for it yet or a belt. I think it would look good with tan sandals, or oxfords?, and a tan belt but I only have a thin tan belt and no tan shoes.

This jumpsuit was also my grandmothers, Nonnie is just the best. I have yet to wear it, but I do think it's darling. I only wish the fabric was thicker because it's pretty thin. Anyway, I think I would wear it with tan boots (under the pant leg) aaand a tan belt? I love the look of tan leather haha.

Yet another get addition from my wonderful Nonnie, it's a strapless jumpsuit with a short sleeve over shirt. I think I would wear it with brown sandals? Maybe a belt, I'm not sure yet. :) I'm new to this vintage, looks nothing like what kids wear now, kinda thing!

This jacket was a gift from my mom when we moved houses. Apparently it's from the 70's, according to her. I cut the fringe off of the sleeves, and I might cut it off the front and back but I'm not sure if that will ruin it. I just don't like the cowboy remarks I've gotten, haha.

I really hope to be able to break into the vintage style. Right now I feel awkward, especially since kids at my school asked if the blue striped dress was a "costume" :(. I envy the style of Elsiecake and Katie, who both completely rock the vintage look. I think someday I'll be more comfortable and be able to throw together some rad vintage looks!

Well I'm off to play video games with the mister!
Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. Cheer starts tomorrow, yesterday was canceled, I promise to tell you how it goes!


  1. These are such amazing finds!! That first dress is really really cute!

  2. I have to say I am so envious of your vintage dresses. Inspires me to go wonder around a thrift store, in the hope of finding some equally as cute!


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