Monday, November 23, 2009

Now Wearing...

Before / After

Me and vintage shopping, I haven't decided whether I should call it an addiction or talent. Maybe both? I found this vintage dress in the neighborhood yesterday for $35, which in California is pretty standard, but in New York is kind of a deal. I loved the dark colors and graphic print, and it reminded me a bit of pieces I've seen from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The dress was originally a bit big on me, and beyond sizing, the style was rather matronly. I will need to get this dress tailored, but I couldn't wait to wear it - so I fixed it up sans sewing machine with a few little tricks. To modernize this piece, I hiked up the hemline by tucking some dress under a belt ("how to" video coming soon), rolled up the sleeves and added some bold accessories.
Purple blue tan print dress - vintage
Chain belt - vintage
Brown studded multi-strand cuff - Linea Pelle
Black bag - Gryson for Target
Black wooly tights - Hue
Brown woven oxfords - Jeffrey Campbell


sophie reynolds. said...

i love this, i reaally really love this. you look fantastic. :)

Erica said...

Perfection. I do the same thing. Personalized hemming/altering makes vintage finds even more special! Have to do to do the same with a dress I scored at last weekend's Swap.

Lani said...

thanks, ladies! <3

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