Daily outfit 2/12/2013

While I love all of my vintage dresses, some of them are just a tiny bit more special than others.  The 1970’s maxi dress that I’m sporting in today’s outfit post is one of my favourite vintage garments.  I snapped this baby up for $17 at a store on Smith Street a few years ago.  I’d been after a long, flowing 70’s dress for a while, and I bought this without trying it on (not something I would ordinarily do).  Luckily, it fit like a dream.  I adore the beautiful floral print, the colours and the sweeping hemline.

Another reason that I love this dress is that it’s super-comfortable.  The fabric is really cool even though it’s synthetic.  I wore it on Christmas day a few years ago, when I realised that the stretchy fabric and the busy print would hide my post-Chrissy-lunch food baby.  The absence of a waistband also eliminated the usual Christmas night indigestion that I often suffer from.

DSCF9160I am wearing:

– Blue floral vintage maxi dress from Smith Street Bazaar

– Leather butterfly hair ornament from Sportsgirl

– Silver beaded necklace (gift from my friend Tom)

– Copper bracelet (belonged to my mother)

– Brown studded Zu platforms (thrifted)

DSCF9162I wore this outfit to take myself out for an amazing Indian feast.

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DSCF9164I’ve been having lots of fun experimenting with different summer hair-dos.  I’m loving braids at the moment, particularly when they’re slightly messy and topped off with an ornate accessory.

DSCF9165Do you have an extra-special, ticks-all-the-boxes-awesome vintage item in your wardrobe?

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