Dress - Vintage
Cardigan - Temt
Belt - Poundland
Shoes - K-mart
I wore this today for a spot of grocery shopping. Not a very exciting day really but had to be done as the cupboards are bare. I did manage to squeeze in some subway and a mango bubble tea while we were out though so the day wasn't a total loss.
I bought this dress from an awesome vintage store in London called Beyond Retro. It is the coolest vintage shop I have ever seen in my life! It is enormous and has everything you could ever think of. All the racks are split up into items of clothing and then colour coded so it is really easy to find what you are looking for. The dresses have a whole side of the shop dedicated to them. I wish we had a shop like this in Australia! I bought 3 dresses and a 50's swimsuit/jumpsuit from there. And do you want to know a secret about this dress......
I'm wearing it backwards!!! It is actually a vintage dirndl dress but I couldn't decide what top to wear under it so I just spun it around a wore it backwards. I was inspired by this post that I read ages ago on The Clothes Horse's blog. But I would love to wear it normally but need to work out how to wear it without making it look too costumey. And I need the right shirt to wear under it. I was going to wear white but thought it might be too stark in comparison to the dress so my next though is red.
How would you wear this dress?