A few weeks back I was on my way to pick up the office’s stationery order when I passed the local Red Cross shop. In the window was a gorgeous long-sleeved vintage 70’s dress in the most lovely shade of purple. It was a fairly simple design, a straight skirt, boat neckline and button detail, but my eye was instantly drawn to it. The following day I made the decision to go to the shop in my lunchbreak and pick up the dress.
Alas, when I arrived it was no longer in the window. My heart sank when I realised that it had probably been sold, and I resigned myself to taking a quick look in the store to see if I could find a consolation purchase. And there, on the rack with the other dresses, was my purple marvel. Silly me! It hadn’t been sold, they’d just changed the window display! I snapped it up for $5 and walked gleefully back to work with my treasure.
I am wearing:
- Royal purple vintage dress (thrifted)
- Black boots from Ebay
- Mrs Doubtfire pin from Amy Blue Illustration
- Celtic knot brooch (gifted)
- Art deco earrings (thrifted)
I wore this particular outfit for mother’s day brunch with my family. I chose my jewellery carefully. These two brooches are to pay tribute to two mothers who are important to me but who weren’t present for Mother’s Day this year- my late Nana Dot and my ex-mother-in-law-now-friend Judith. The Celtic knot was a gift from Judith and I always think of her when I wear it. I chose Mrs Doubtfire for Nan because it was a film that she loved and we used to laugh our asses off watching it together.
I’m thrilled with this dress. I have very few long-sleeved vintage dresses, so this was the perfect addition to my winter work wardrobe. The colour is superb and the slight stripe texture makes it a bit more interesting than just a block colour. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this now that winter is here and the temperatures are dropping.
Ohh! I’m so glad you went back and got the dress and that it was still there. It’s stunning!
Thank you. I was just so relieved that nobody else had bought it while I was trying to decide if I should get it.
Love it!! You look great!
Oh, thank you so much!