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

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