Tuesday, November 13, 2012

the vintage dress of my dreams


It happened at my one and only trip to the thrift store last week.

A little brown polka dot frock caught my eye amidst the crammed rack of dresses. 

I had just found IT.

The vintage dress of my dreams........in my size........eeeeeekkkkkk..........


The tag.......


The bow, the pleats, the belt......


Will I ever wear it? 

Hmmmm.  Welllll.  That remains to be seen.  It would require a special occasion.

Like being an extra on Mad Men maybe?

Not likely, but.....

It does do something to me when I put it on.  It makes me want to twirl.

And when you're left to your own devices, with a self timer on your camera, in a sea of leaves, strange things happen.......


Did I really just post a picture on the internets of me twirling in my backyard?

I did.

That's what finding the perfect vintage dress will do to you.

Be warned.





45 comments:

  1. Its adorable and fits you perfectly!! I can see why it made you twirl :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Now I'll admit to being a huge dork!

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  2. It is beautiful and fits your perfectly! xo Heather

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  3. Oh my goodness. Who would donate that dress? I love it. It fits you like a glove. It does have a Mad Men/I love Lucy kind of a feel...and I love it. I hope you find an excuse to wear it often!!!

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  4. Ummm... How on earth did someone else ever give up such gold !!! It's just delicious ! Pretty sure it must've been an accident, because even if I got chunkier and couldn't fit into that dress, it'd be my motivation to lose weight ... ... jealous does not even begin to describe !

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    1. How DID someone decide to part with it!?!?! I feel like the stars aligned!!!

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  5. ohhh my word you hit the jackpot! Finds like that are one in a million and feel so good when it happens to you! I love how it goes to your knee ad has large polkadots. Looks amazing on you! I love your style!!



    The House of Shoes

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  6. Oh, I love the dress and the twirl. I think you should wear it - special occasion or not.
    (And now I have MadMen theme music running through my head.)

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  7. I just twirled too. That's how much I like!

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  8. Oh my this is a beauty and the fit is divine. You are a lucky thrifter, is it luck or just meant to be? I love it, I love it on you. I found a little vintage beauty this week too, but not nearly as quality as yours. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  9. Fabulous! I could see Joan wearing this dress on Mad Men. And how cool would be to have a walk on part for that show? Oh, Don Draper, I <3 you!

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    1. HA! I think it's meant to be!!!!!!!!!

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  10. I think you should wear it all the time! It's amazing, I mean really amazing. And what makes it better is it looks fabulous on you! Just found you via Shanna!
    xx
    Justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  11. LOVE that dress!! Looks fabulous on you. And there's nothing wrong with twirling. ;)

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  12. you are too cute! love when i saw this on instragram and have been waiting for a post on it!!

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  13. It is SOO adorable! I love the polka dots and the bow detail. You have to wear it soon! It's too cute.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  14. So cute!!! And you don't need a special occasion to wear it.... you could totally rock it anytime!

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  15. how adorable is your dress!! Stopping by from Shanna's link up :)

    xo

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  16. I just laughed out loud! an the dress is B.E.A.utiful!

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  17. You totally just posted a pic of your twirling and I LOVE it!! This dress is a dream, my friend. You need to find a place to wear it stat. You are a true thrifting genius! Thanks for linking up!! made my day! xoxox

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  18. and what a great find that was!! lovely!! it looks great on you.

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  19. Dreamy, girl. Just so dreamy. And why save it for a special occasion? Just wear that thing and be fabulous! :)

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  20. I know the feeling girl! Love the dress and how happy it makes you!

    Lindsey
    thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh wow, that's an amazing dress! I dream of a thrift store find like that! And you don't necessarily need a special occasion to wear it--if you want to, wear it to the grocery store! :) I would!

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  22. That dress is so much fun - I absolutely love it! Awesome that you found it at a thrift shop!

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  23. Special occasion? How about celebrating the weekend? That's always a special occasion! Put that baby on and take it out on the town!

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    1. Alright!!! Convinced! I think the mister's birthday will do, right?

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  24. I wouldve totally twirled too! It's so adorable on you!

    <3 Danielle
    Goodwillista.blogspot.com

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  25. ah! score of the century! it's so perfect on you!!!

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  26. That is a great dress! Looks perfect on you.

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  27. i love it - twirling and all! i think you need to come up with an occasion to wear it. treat yourself!!!

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    1. I think you guys have convinced me!!!!

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  28. Wow!!! That is a gorgeous dress. You may just have to go somewhere and have a few martinis in it. Or Rob Roys. Not that I know what those are. Or what about wearing it to Thanksgiving!

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  29. Oh, my great googly moogly, that is THE BEST dress I've ever seen! AND it looks absolutely AH-mazing on you, my dear! I think you need not wait for a special occasion and wear that baby out grocery shopping!

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  30. how did i miss this post!?!?!? the dress. the amazing dress. perfection.

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  31. Haaaa!!! Too funny. Plaid makes me want to do the exact same thing!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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