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.
Chain belt - vintage
Brown studded multi-strand cuff - Linea Pelle
Black bag - Gryson for Target
Black wooly tights - Hue
Brown woven oxfords - Jeffrey Campbell