Monday, May 5, 2014

Outfit: Plaid Dress, Jean Jacket

Hullo, hullo! Did you dollies have a nice weekend? Our was actually very productive! It must be the influx of sun we've been having, but Sean and I got so many things accomplished this weekend!
I also had the opportunity to go to the flea market on Saturday. It happens the first weekend of each month in our city and it is one of my favorite places to walk around and see new things each time! It was kind of a bizarre experience this weekend because I kept getting recognized by different vendors who have seen me in previous months and notice me because of the way I dress. I nearly did more chatting than shopping with a few sweet people I met from across the state! I even picked up a few yearbooks and some fabulous 1940's magazines which I cannot wait to delve into deeper.
It's interesting to me because I really don't think I dress that noticeably, and I certainly don't do it to get attention, but people always comment on my attire when I go to flea markets/vintage shops. One lady this weekend told me she was going to cry when I began talking about my grandmother and how much I love to wear her clothes :)
Dressing this way affords me opportunities as well. I met one vendor (an older gentleman) who commented on my attire and said that his wife has a bunch of vintage dresses stuffed in a box at home that they can't get rid of, but he told me he'd bring them the following day if I wished! I told him ABSOLUTELY and when I went back the following day, she let me have the dresses for only 5 dollars apiece. They were mostly late 40's early 50's pieces, but I scored one gem that I believe to be from the late 1920's!! It was magical. To top it off, an older man selling popcorn who had seen me the previous day approached me and began to say how wonderful he thought I looked and even though he felt creepy for saying so he had to compliment me because he just thought I was so 'cute' haha.....It was hilarious. And then he gave me a free bag of kettle corn soo...I had a good laugh at that one when I got home.
It's just a dress people! It is just a dress.

God Bless!

Philippians 4:6-7
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Bow Pin- Flea Market, Similar
Dress- Grandmother's, Similar Here and Here
Jacket- Rummage Sale, Similar
Belt- Thrifted, Similar
Bag- Vintage Coach, Thrifted, Similar
Loafers- Rummage Sale, Similar
Sunglasses- Charlotte Russe , Similar


Elliementary, My Dear said...

Well you definitely stand out in the blogging world because of your awesome style so I can see why people in real life would notice too :) Not sure if you watch Mad Men or not but you totally remind me of Peggy Olsen in this outfit and I love her style. That's so cool that you got all of those vintage dresses for cheap. Aren't old people the best when it comes to compliments? haha.

Jenny (Singing Bird Vintage) said...

It's wonderful getting compliments like that!

You look so great in this sweet dress, and as always, your hair is gorgeous. Congrats on picking up those bargain dresses, too!


Marlen said...

Um compliments AND free kettle corn? That's what I call a homerun, haha. And it's so fun that the vendors remember you- I bet it's such a pleasure to see someone dress so wonderfully vintage when you yourself sell vintage.

And I love that dress with the denim jacket. I think it looks extra fun with your white socks- something about the denim and the socks reminds me of "high school sweet hearts". It's very specific, I konw. haha!

xo marlen
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Immortality Passion said...

I want flea markets all the time!!

You look adorable as always!!!

Savvy Spinster Vintage said...

Free popcorn? Score! Haha!
Gorgeous and lovely hair, as always! Love the plaid and the loafers together. So perfect for transitioning into spring paired with the denim jacket too. It's so nice when something you're wearing or one's passion for vintage makes people smile. I think it's great to make someone happy like that, even if you don't mean to! :-)

Taygan said...

You look utterly adorable in that dress, I can definitely see why you were getting lots of compliments that day!

Keit said...

Oh Katie you dress so wonderfully magical that I believe every person in the world would notice you. You are like a ray of sunshine! And people there must be so nice for telling you those sweet things and giving corn, hell yeah! :D

Charmaine said...

So cute! You have such a great eye for coordination.

My name is Peggy Sue said...

Sweet girl i love your blog! This dress with de denim jacket is a dream. Kisssssssssssssss from Madrid!