April 28, 2009Vintage Dresses – My New Obsession
So, to be fair, I do have a new obsession every week. This week I seem to have gone crazy over vintage dresses. But not just any dresses, vintage dresses that I can wear every day if I wanted to. Work dresses. House dresses. Whatever you want to call them, I love them!
I know you are always supposed to save the best for last, but I am showing my favorite one first. Bad, I know, but what can you do? I am excited to show it off.
This dress, a red tartan-type check that I picked up at my local Goodwill for $2.99, was totally someone’s everyday dress. And it is handmade, no labels in sight! The tiny buttons down the front are actually fake, and it opens in the front with a couple of velcro tabs. It was probably someone’s dress for when they were nursing, which I think is cute. There is a great pocket in the side of the skirt and the shoulders have these really clever gathers.
This dress fits me perfectly, and looks so sweet with a white or blue apron over it. And yes, I have been wearing it! I suppose I should pack it away and preserve it or something, but I really love it and I love wearing it. I wore it the other day while I made cupcakes and I had a great time!
So, what do you think? Should I be storing and preserving my dresses, or do you think I should just wear them for everyday? Your opinions matter to me, so let me know!