Sometimes you find a combination that just makes you feel great. When I received this swapped skirt in the mail from Marlen I knew I wanted to play up the pencil shape as much as possible. In entered one of my most stunning thrift find ever-this vibrant vintage top with all six of it's crystal buttons still firmly in place and an enchanting neck tie built in- for only 3 dollars (My guess is that it's from the 1930's?). The colors just made me feel so confident and wonderful together! Not to mention the blouse fit me like a glove. It was a perfect match. Except...this fashion story has a sad ending.
Thankfully I decided to take pictures before we went to church Sunday morning. Usually we take them after church, but I didn't want the blouse to be all wrinkled and such-I wanted to show it in it's perfect, beautiful glory. Well, good thing we did take pictures before church because apparently this blouse is so old and delicate that by the time we got home a couple hours later the blouse was all but falling apart. All of the seams across the sides and back are just ripping apart. Thank goodness we made it home without me becoming indecently exposed (at church no less)! I'm so bummed because I don't think the damage is fixable. The threads and material are just so old and full of holes now. If my vintage knits get holes in them, I just sew them shut-but one can't do that with a stiff taffeta like material.Well, at least I got one shining moment out of the blouse, and all six of it's buttons are still in tact so I can salvage those perhaps.
You had a good run, perfect orange blouse. Where's a fashion fairy when you need one?
Hope you all have a blessed Friday! I feel as though this week went so quickly-which I am certainly not complaining about.
I John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Hat, Blouse, Coat- Vintage, thrifted via Y's Buys
Shoes- You by Crocs-thrifted via Plato's Closet
Bag- Vintage, thrifted via The Retro Room
Skirt- Swap with Marlen from Messages on a Napkin