I wore it literally the day after I got it because I couldn't wait to take its craziness out into the world. My boyfriend very kindly took these photos for me before we went out for Nando's and he bought me a pin-up poster. I also found the latest BUST magazine at Planet Books, so I was a very satisfied girl indeed. Then tonight we are planning to eat pizza and watch Boardwalk Empire (if you follow me on Twitter you'll know how truly, truly obsessed I am with that show), so it is a pretty perfect end to a pretty perfect weekend.
I feel like I should mention that all the sellers from the vintage market were so polite and helpful, especially the ladies from Awoke on a Whale Heart and Oh Henry!, which is where I spent all of my money! There was such an overwhelming selection on display, and I have to give credit to my lady Lisa for being so patient while I ran around trying things on and tossing up between buying silly things like dresses with tribes of people printed on them or bird necklaces that were actually whistles as well.
Vintage dress via Awoke on a Whale Heart Vintage // Wittner loafers // Sportsgirl bag & sunglasses // Diva bow earrings
I sometimes wonder when I will stop buying vintage dresses with crazy prints on them. Is there really a point where you become "too old" to wear dresses with little sailboats or cats or turtles or puppies on them (and yes, all of those dresses are in my collection!)? After a long and unfortunate spell in high school where I was way too concerned with dressing for other people, and definitely not wearing clothes I was comfortable in, I've since decided that wearing whatever makes me happy and is a little fun and crazy is the way to go. I love clothes that have a story and that are a little bit different (incidentally, I'm so intrigued as to who would make this dress in the first place!), and it doesn't matter if people give me the stink-eye or the WTF? face from time to time, clothes are meant to be fun!
Well this post has become a bit long and rambly and I had intended to keep it short and sweet after yesterday's Goliath post! I hope you're all having a fabulous start to the week.