Chico Holiday :: Blue Tattoo
The other day when I came home after work (reeking of coffee and fried potatoes), there was a lovely surprise for me: a small package from Tacoma, WA! It was the vintage dress I had bought from Elizabeth's shop (check out her blog as well)! Squeeeeee! <3
It was my first buy from another blogger's closet. I'm usually very hesitant when buying used clothes online, since I can't see if they have a weird fit or some kind of pit stains. Not that I don't trust other people or believe they are super sweaty, but I'm just cautious. When I thrift, the first thing I check on shirts and dresses are the pits' condition. One time I tried on the most beautiful blouse and when I looked at the pits, they were yellowish and smelled terrible, so now I'm obsessive about it. Ugh. It makes me cringe just to think of this blouse! Something is not right with me... I should get over it and find a better occupation than worrying about armpits. Haha.
Now, back to the dress! Thankfully, it smelled good and was exempt of pit stains, so it was love at first sight, take two. It fits perfectly! It's a little short, but I really don't mind, since I have a whole arsenal of tights waiting to be worn under it. Today, I paired it with my bright red ones to give the dress a nautical vibe. I wore my favourite Peter Pan collar blouse underneath in hopes to score bonus cuteness points and I added an anchor ring for a fun touch. I wonder how the previous owners of this dress styled it... I know Elizabeth once wore it with polka-dot tights and moccasins, which is a great combo, but seeing how the very first lady who owned it wore it would be awesome! I think it dates back to the sixties, so I guess the dress was longer back then... or maybe it simply belonged to a little girl? I'll never know...
Dress: vintage via Delightfully Tacky // Blouse (underneath): Coincidence & Chance
Tights: Simons // Shoes: thrifted // Ring: Aldo
In case you were wondering what I did with my messy workspace - here's my clean and organized desk and walls! I changed the posters and inspirational pictures and placed them into a rectangular pattern instead of all over the place. It looks neater! Let's leave the rest of my room out of the story, though... ;)