I got this black corduroy dirndl-style dress back in January, when the Lumberjack and I first got in to Oberlin. A very, very long time ago I posted about a corduroy shirtdress on Etsy that I loved, and when I found this (albeit slightly different) one and it fit not only properly but perfectly, I snapped it up. I think it cost about $12, and from what I can tell it was handmade. I wore it once in Oberlin, but one of the seams at the back came undone and I had to take it out of rotation for a while. Finally, a couple of weeks ago I stitched it back up and I've been itching to wear it since.
The overall outfit, with the poofy sleeves and the fitted bodice, makes me look like I'm slinging ale in a little Bavarian hamlet. All the better to sling yarn in, right?
Black dress: thrifted corduroy dirndl
Red blouse: BCBG Max Azria, thrifted
Shoes: Fluevog Operetta Viardot
Kimono earrings: shop in the Gion district of Kyoto