So I know this isn't a super great photo of it, but I found the coolest dress at our local Goodwill the other day. Generally I don't spend too much time looking through the dresses at Goodwill because, at least around here, they charge $7+ for any dresses. Yikes! Especially considering most of the dresses you find are from Forever21 and similar big box stores where the dresses retail at $15 or so full price. Nah, bro, nah. Anywho, I happened to be walking past the nightgown/pajama area and spotted this gem hiding among the dated 80s polyester night gowns and rejected holiday flannel.
Again, sorry for the fail photo, the dress is currently in my laundry pile or I would try to take a better one. I can't quite tell how old this dress is, but based on the material, shape and pattern I'm guessing it's from the 60s? I checked for a tag and it appears to have been shredded/lost all it's print a long time ago. BUT! I can just barely make out the upper edge of a circle that I'm pretty sure is the Ladies Garment Worker union logo, which is generally a good sign that a piece is true vintage and not a replica.
I completely adore the colors, a beautiful rich blue that almost leans teal that is accented by splashes of white flowers and stripes in burnt orange. There's a couple small gold metallic accents sewn on, as well as a bitchin' oversized diamond zipper pull on the front. It came with a matching belt that you can see in the photo, but when I wore it I paired it with a navy blue patent leather belt instead.
The best part? While it's a little bit too big for me, if I belt it appropriately it gives a beautiful shape which means I don't need to alter it at all! Yay!
In other news, hubby and I ventured out on our very first date without our baby girl a couple nights ago (thanks Shelly!)
We had an awesome time, especially because we got to show our support for a friend.
Our friend Andy recently joined a band (The Melting Funk Pot) where he plays the trumpet. This was their first time playing a venue, a local bar called The High Dive. They were incredibly great - their band features an eclectic mash-up of instruments. Viola, keyboard, trumpet, bass, bongos, drums, guitar, and for a couple of songs maracas and a tambourine. They played primarily original songs, but they did grace us with an excellent cover of Michael Jackson's Billy Jean (and our friend even harmonized on some of the vocals, talent!)
I finally got my keyboard working on my iPad again, so I'm hopeful this means I may post more lengthy blog posts every now and again. Till next time!
Ahh progress! Feeling accomplished today! I finished the apron that is the main piece of my 1950s stormtrooper housewife outfit. I'll definitely post more pics of the finished outfit once I have it all together! In other news, my unborn is trying to make me blind. I now have an astigmatism in BOTH eyes (where before it was only one) and the original eye has gotten substantially worse. Now I'm trying to get used to feeling of the thicker and larger contacts my poor blind self requires. Wah wah.