Restoring: 1970's Vintage Dress

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'm in love!!!!
I've lived in this town for five years and just recently discovered the adorable vintage
clothing store in Historic Downtown.
I walked in, breathed in that slightly musty smell only associated with old things and felt like I'd come home (am I really a 65-year-old woman or something?).
This little number from the 70's was my very first purchase and I'm quite positive my mother owned
some version of this dress at one time.
Of course, it was a Large, so I had to take it in a bit
and the lace at the bottom was torn and had to be replaced...
but these are piddly details in comparison to the sheer joy of owning a pretty little something that comes with it's own history.

Was it worn on a first date?
By a mother at her baby's dedication?
To the last party of the summer?
To greet a soldier home from the war?

...if only it could tell me it's secrets...
what fun we could have giggling about all the delightful facets of being a girl.

(Vintage Dress, Anthropologie Roaming Frills Cardigan, J. Crew Pink Patent Belt, Target Marylynn Suede Pumps)

4 comments:

  1. love this!

    for some reason your new posts are not showing up in my google reader:(

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  2. wow...i just came across your blog and am totally blown away by the way you style your outfits and your use of color!! :)
    you are definitely my new favorite read!

    there's another indiana blog you might enjoy reading...
    http://mylittleloves.typepad.com/the_fashionista_inside/

    i think i just like indiana blogs maybe :D

    anyways you have a beautiful family and i hope this isn't too personal of a question but i'd like to know what church you go to? :)
    thanks for the inspiration and have a great evening:0)
    ♥Meg
    oldchevysneverdie@charter.net

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  3. I was just thinking it had been awhile since you posted (according to your feed I've linked to) and I finally hopped on over to see there had been a problem. Yah for several new posts for me to read =)

    Love this outfit... the colors are great on you and of course you've done a lovely job making the dress your own!

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  4. I live in Indiana as well! Would you mind sharing the name of the vintage store you purchased the dress from? I am always on the hunt for new ones!

    -Clara

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