Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Green Eyes, You're The One That I Wanted To Find..."

I somehow forgot to wear this dress on or near St. Patrick's Day this year, but it's still the perfect Spring piece and I was excited to break it out soon after. It resembles the famous DVF wrap dresses, but this one was a very affordable, unique find from a consignment shop in Princeton, NJ from several years ago. I think that it is actually from the 1970's, because the fabric and collar have those qualities. With my knowledge of sewing, I can also tell that it's probably also handmade. 

I love wearing old and mysterious thrifted finds, and it's fascinating to think of the people who once wore them and their stories of what might have happened to them on the days they wore the piece. However, I have a couple issues with vintage clothes, which includes the fact that the long-sleeves are usually too short, and an awkward length. I solve this by folding them up, altering it, or just 'working" the look with bracelets. I also have to often fix parts that have come unsewn, but it's a small price to pay for a beautiful vintage piece that no one else walking down the street will pass you wearing, unlike, say, a J. Crew item! 

I paired the green and white floral dress with a vintage bag (that looks like it could have belonged to Peter Pan), two-tone flats from Urban Outfitters, and coral lipstick. What would you pair this vintage piece with, and would you make it look old or new? 

(This is my Bonnie Wright smile. And hello to Benjamin in the window!) 

Photography: Benjamin Benson

Outfit Highlights: Vintage dress, vintage bag, and Urban Outfitters flats

Style Tip: Don't be afraid of a large and pointy 1970's collar if you love the rest of the piece. Chances are you'll rock it anyway and it will grow on you- or it will blend in if it's a print like so! 

Song of the Day: "Green Eyes" by Coldplay

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