As promised, here is one of the ensembles I received from my trip to the flea market on Saturday! I really couldn't be more delighted with how well this dress fits me. Most of the time I have to use a belt or some other contraption to get vintage dresses to fit, but this one truly fits my measurements, which is such a difficult thing to find when buying vintage. I couldn't resist rolling my hair again for this look. It just seemed to fit the style of the dress. I love how this looks like I'm wearing a blue dress with a vest and matching bow over it-what a fun design! Plus, I'm so excited to have some pleats in my closet now. I'm not sure I have anything pleated and that is just a shame.
I think my style has become more eccentric in the past year. I'm coming to love prints and colors that aren't necessarily pleasing to the eye, but are constructed in a way that makes one admire them anyway. I can pretty much find the beauty in anything that is thrown at me, even if it's a kooky green and blue diamond print suit.
Well, I have an unexpected 'snow' day today from school! Yesterday we had a pretty horrendous ice storm that wreaked havoc on most of the trees in Sioux Falls. Branches and powerlines are down in so many places. From my living room window I watched a large branch fall on top of a girl's car because it couldn't hold the weight of the ice anymore! When I went to go to work I found that I had a layer of ice around my entire car that was 1/2 inch thick. I had to have my husband come from work to try and crack my car out so that I could make it to work. The drive was pretty treacherous with the freezing rain and branches in the road. Ice filled trees are the most beautifully terrifying thing I've seen. They look so lovely, but don't get caught underneath one when it decides to give way! We are getting even more snow from last night into today. I am so glad they cancelled school because kiddos being out in this type of storm really makes me nervous. The weirdest part is that there has been thunder and lightning accompanying the snowstorm-how bizarre is that? All I can say after this weather rant is that I'm even more excited for spring.
As if the dress wasn't darling enough, it came with a matching coat! I love that because I can see myself styling this coat in so many more ways-dressing it down with jeans or wearing it with other dresses and skirts. Oh the possibilities! It may be a bit loud, but no one dresses for fun anymore it seems and we need more of that in our lives!
Have a swell day, dears and I hope you're having nicer weather wherever you are!
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Dress and Suit- Vintage, Benson's Flea Market
Shoes- Vintage, thrifted
Bag- Vintage Coach, Thrifted