This dress is older than my mother by about 20-ish years, about the same age as my grand-mother. I wonder who originally owned it and where she wore it. I think it might have been the perfect dress to take a ride on the ferris wheel at the county fair with her sweetie. Or maybe she wore it when she'd take her victory garden harvest to market for trading. I'm in love with its past life! Today I wore it on a morning coffee date with my sweetie, to lunch with friends, and shoe shopping with one of my best gal-pals.
I wore my very own Mavyn-made hair bow that was made from vintage fabric I found at an old drag-queen's yard-sell. That's a fun story for a different blog entry.
I wore some flat-jellies and a big vintage-style bag. I need to find a better pair of shoes to go with the dress, I am currently on the the look out for the perfect pair. The purse I regret choosing. The look of it was good, but it was not practical to carry, I felt like i was carrying a big brief case and it didn't look right as a shoulder bag. Finding a good handbag that I love ( and doesn't cost hundreds) is always a challenge for me.
Here is the budget breakdown
Dress- $34.00 from Boomerang
Hair Bow-- (free for me) by MavynMade
Purse-- $5.99 Thrifted
Shoes-- $8.00 from The Clothes Mentor
That's a total of $47.99 Not too Shabby!!