Best Dress and Shoes Ever!

AGES ago I received a text message from my friend Lyndsie, of Retro Rejuvenation, which contained a picture of a dress. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw it.  It was that amazing. And thank goodness it was for sale.  Instagram is becoming a hot tool for shop owners.  I have, on more than one occasion, gone from seeing an item on Instagram to going to a shop and buying (whether it’s a brick-and-mortar in town, or an Etsy shop).  This was one of those cases.  However, here Lyndsie was following the shop, and sent me the Instagram picture.  But if this happened “AGES” ago, then why haven’t you seen it, you ask? Well, it’s this damned Oregon weather.  Remember a few posts back when we had that wonderful 80-degree period, but I mentioned I was suspicious? Well, I was right.  While most of you were out BBQ’ing in the sun Memorial Day weekend, ours was spent inside, because it was raining. But now the sun has decided to show its face again here, and it gives me a moment to wear this glorious, glorious dress…Oh, and not to mention the most fabulous shoes on the face of the earth I just scored…

The dress is 70s, if you can believe it.  I think the length gives it away. If it was any longer, it would scream late 40s, early 50s.  But I’m contented never the less. I just adore its loud and bright blanket print.  So, what shop did this beauty come from? Mill Street Vintage on Etsy.  You can like them on Facebook and if you’re on Instagram, find them under “millstreetvintage”.

Oh, and the shoes? They’re by Re-Mix, and currently still available, but pricey. $278 to be exact. Ouch. I’d been dying for a pair of tooled leather pumps for years, but couldn’t part with the cash for a pair by Re-Mix, and couldn’t bring myself to wear a vintage pair.  So I began haunting Ebay. And one day I stumbled upon a pair! And in my size!  While the opening bid was incredibly low, I didn’t want to risk missing out on them, so opted for the Buy-It-Now price which was less than half of the retail price.

Mexican Blanket Print Dress: Mill Street Vintage, Etsy
Earrings: Hattie’s Vintage, Portland
Mexican Man Brooch: Antique Alley, Portland
Bangles: Various, including Retro Rejuvenation, Coburg
Tooled Leather Purse:  Gift from my dad
Tooled Leather Shoes: Re-Mix by way of Ebay

22 thoughts on “Best Dress and Shoes Ever!

  1. Oh my gosh. I adore the dress and the shoes… you are just too gorgeous! And you are more than welcome to have some of our warm weather, it is 106 right now and I can barely move! I must admit that I, too, have been lusting over those shoes (although I want the red color!) and may have to take up stalking ebay at your recommendation.

  2. I saw that dress on Mill Street and thought it was fabulous! Alas, not my size or else it’ll be me showing it off! The shoes are divine, makes me go take another look at Remix…..

  3. Very lovely outfit so well matched. All those glorious bracelets! I’m afraid I’m a bit late to the bracelet market (especially Bakelite) so it’s difficulting hunting inexpensive ones down. Hoping to get a few celluloid.

  4. Super cute!! I love all the colours involved!

    And I would GLADLY change places with you! I’ve been totally jealous of Oregon because you guys are getting all the rain! I’ll trade all the 75+ weather and sunshine for rain! 🙂

  5. I love the shoes and bag – I’m also a fan of tooled leather! I’d love to own a pair of Re-Mix shoes but they are so expensive and I’m not so sure on what size I would be to be able to eBay it!

  6. Smitten, utterly smitten with every single element of this cheerful, fabulous look. Those shoes, oh good heavens, they’re too magnificent for words! Such a beautiful, perfectly summery ensemble, dear Janey, you look awesome!!!

    ♥ Jessica

  7. So pretty! The dress, shoes, everything! Can’t wait to see all your beautiful summer vintage now that its getting hot outside. I have a very similar dress mine was from the late 60s, love the Mexican blanket type print.

  8. OMG, that dress is fabulous! I would love to find one similar, even if it was a different print, but the same cut. Does it have a tag? Who made it?

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