I'm one week into January and have already broken my "no dress shopping" rule for the 1st of the year. Now that the holidays are over, I like to go on a sort of spending freeze to let my bank account beef back up to where I like it. In my defense, I actually made the purchase in question BEFORE New Year's Eve so I guess technically I'm still following the rules?
Anyway, it wasn't the dress I am wearing here that I splurged on. It was actually 2 dresses that I spotted for 45% off on the Lady Vintage website during their post-Christmas sale. Did anyone else take advantage of some of the post-holiday sales? I always forget about them and am surprised when I see the emails start flooding in.
The dress I am wearing in this post is one I actually received for Christmas from my sister, Emma! She did good, right?
Emma went overboard this year for sure! She nailed it with his Hearts and Roses dress (one I somehow never spotted on the ModCloth website) and also gave me a new Malco Modes tea length petticoat - in purple!
While we are on the subject, my petticoat collection has gotten a bit out of hand and they're kind of taking over my dressing room. If anyone knows of a clever storage solution for puffy pettis, let me know. I am open to suggestions!
This dress has a little stretch in it so it's a comfortable wear and I just adore the neckline with the red ribbon. It weaves in and out of the dress, giving it a really nice detail that I can really appreciate. I also love the mixed patterns. I am all for loud patterns on a dress or skirt and to see that this puppy is polka dotted and floral is just magical. Magical, I say!
For my fellow retro ladies out there - do your family and friends know what you really wanted for the holidays or do you get stuck with gift cards or clothes you only somewhat like?