When I was visiting my friend Emily in New Haven right after graduation, I stopped into a vintage store, ostensibly to buy a bag to replace my purse, whose handle had unexpectedly snapped. As often happens when I'm in a vintage store, I had to look around, and the Lumberjack pulled this little beauty off of the rack with the comment, "It's brown! And look at the skirt, it's not boring!"
Then I tried it on, and it was definitely not boring; impeccably fitted, deliciously mod, belted, with orange flowers on the skirt. That Lumberjack has some good eyes.
So I bought it, and washed it, and yesterday I wore it and felt adorable all day at work.
I think it would be really fun to try making a skirt that had a graphic floral underlayer and a lacey overlay - I love the print! I also really like that this dress is decidedly of a certain time period (polyester, a-line skirt, funnel neck, would go great with go-go boots) but still manages to look awesome right now. I'm sure it'll see a lot of wear!
Shoes: Fellowship Kathy by John Fluevog
Earrings: another Oberlin purchase
Blue mug, purveyor of coffee, preventer of crankiness and sleepy mumbling: Ikea