So, sometimes I like to wear bright colors. Like flag me down from across a field bright. Like, no silly I didn't dress up as a bottle of pepto bismol for halloween, this is just my dress! I've been wanting to put this dress on the blog for a few weeks now, but I hadn't had a chance to take pictures of it yet! It is one of my favorite finds. I bought it at my best thrift spot, and when I brought it to the register, the lady checking me out got all excited because she said it used to be her dress! She even asked if I would wear it in to show her sometime. I said, "of course!" and it was such a fun moment to see the joy in her eyes that someone else was going to enjoy her beloved dress.
It actually had a large grease stain near the bottom of it, which is why I didn't wear it right away. However, I've discovered Fels-Naptha soap (where have you been all my life?!) and as soon as I tried that the stain came right out! I also made my own laundry detergent and it's working swimmingly, I'll have to post about that soon as well :)
I love LOVE 3-d vintage textiles. Sure, they're a bit bulkier in some ways, but they're so much more interesting and structured than clothing one can buy at a store now. It gives the garment depth and a pattern while still retaining its monochromatic color palette-genius!
Also, it's difficult to tell, but I finally got myself a haircut recently! I just trimmed off a couple of inches, but it feels so much nicer now and I know it will grow faster now that all the ratty ends are cut off. I love the fresh feeling of a haircut! I always want to go in and do something drastic, but I don't think I ever will. I see all of these people rocking saweeet pixie or short haircuts and I would love to try that out for like a DAY but I know I would want my hair back afterwords. Maybe I should try a wig? No? Ok....
Happy Tuesday friends! Weather is completely gorgeous here so I think it's time to head out for a bike ride :) Got any exciting plans for your week?
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Dress, Bag, Earrings- Vintage
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