My first vintage dress

Yesterday, my roomie and I went on an impromptu mini shopping spree. She told me about this new boutique in Old Town that she had discovered and it didn’t take much arm twisting for us to visit after work. While we were down that way, we also planned on going to one of our favorite vintage/consignment shop since we both conveniently had a gift certificate from Christmas.

The boutique was a success in itself and I walked away with 2 new items to live in my closet, but the vintage shop was the real star of the day.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at vintage dresses or read blogs where girls boast of their vintage hauls. I’ve always been a little jealous because every time I’ve tried one on or found one I adored – it just didn’t fit. Marilyn may have been curvy in the day, but a lot of the dresses out there in my area are for less curvy gals. Up until yesterday, I really only ever owned vintage inspired clothes (not counting a few goodies from my Mama).

We walked into the vintage/consignment shop and when I saw this little beauty hanging on the wall, I literally gasped.

The sales lady asked if I wanted to try it on and after looking at the price tag, I said no. I just couldn’t. But as I waited around for my roomie who was trying on a few items, I kept gravitating back to it. It was in nearly perfect condition and just my size. Who was I to argue with fate?

So there she is – my first truly vintage dress by Mr. Dino. A designer from Miami that got his start in the late 50’s. Yes, of course I googled him. I just love that his signature appears on the dress itself.



  Roya Ghorbani wrote @

gorgeous dress! I am so jealous!


  zigzagmags wrote @

thanks! i can’t wait to wear it. 🙂

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