The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
So I already ‘fessed up to engaging in a little retail therapy this weekend.
Yeah, I tried the other kind, and it wasn’t nearly as much fun.
But enough about my mental health, and more about the
voices bloggers I hear in my head when I go retail therapy-ing. This weekend it was mostly Megan from Megan Mae Daily (my choices were more minimalist and modern); Sheila from Ephemera and Megan from The Fashionable Bureaucrat (just in case anything from Smoking Lily does actually show up in a thrift store in the Deep South); and Gracey from Fashion for Giants.
Gracey always scores the best vintage dresses. Since I’m old enough to remember actually wearing vintage dresses, and am sometimes painfully reminded of my big shoulder pads, wide lace doily collars, and dropped waists of the 80s (hey, it wasn’t just me, peeps), I don’t always do so well in the few stores around here that even offer vintage clothes.
But when I saw this vintage jcp dress for $9.99, it screamed, “GRACEY WOULD SO WEAR THAT!”
At least I’m pretty sure she would.
How do I know it’s a vintage dress? Well the tag looks really old, which I should know from all the years I played dress-up in my grandmother and her friend’s clothes, and the tag said it was. Plus, it was in the section ‘specially reserved for vintage clothes. Surely MegaThrift wouldn’t lie.
|My should-be-patented style blogger pose. Because I am always looking at my shoes, or your shoes.|
Anyway, the dress is completely sheer, and required a black cami and slip. I highly recommend investing in several good slips. They make all the difference in the world with the hang of unlined dresses and skirts, not to mention avert that awkward see-through thingie (which I’ve done on this blog, so tell me how awkward that is…lol).
Also, I’m participating in Visible Monday, created by the gorgeous Patti at Not Yet Dead Style. I encourage you to head over to her blog, and check out all the lovely peeps celebrating style, individuality, and beauty of all ages. Plus, you have to super high-five any woman who goes to lunch with another woman, and then swap dresses right there and then.
P.S. More proof this dress is vintage: the full label says JCPenney Fashions, the washing directions are “machine wash warm,” and the original belt is black tassel, which made the whole thing look a wee tad too curtain-like for me.
Scored any vintage threads that you love wearing to work?