dinsdag 8 maart 2016

Oh I just don't know where to begin

So many dresses in my wardrobe calling out to be shown, so I’d better make a start.

This is what I wore to go vintage shopping on Sunday.


A long-sleeved, box-pleated dress with a geometric pattern. The waist is nipped in by side tabs with two gold-framed fabric-covered buttons. I had to undo somebody’s bad attempt at taking it in but I managed to restore the dress to its full glory without any damage.

The cuffs must have had the same buttons, which unfortunately were no longer there, so I had to improvise and replace them with some simple black ones from my stash of vintage buttons.



That’s as far as my sewing skills go, I’m afraid, although I promised myself that one day I will learn how to use my late mum’s sewing machine. Now, all I need is some time …

The dress screams 1960s to me but could be early seventies. It has lost its label, so nothing there to identify it with.

Now that I got started, I thought I’d show you not one but two dresses!



This one is in a plain crimplene-like fabric. I don’t often buy plain dresses unless there is something special about their shape or if they have nice buttons or other details.
This dress spoke to me since it has both. I like its space-age shape, with its unusual collar, and just look at those pockets!



This dress is labeled. It’s from a Scandinavian brand called Vinetta.  I’d love it to be from the 1960s but  this one too might be from a slightly later date.

The shoes I’m wearing are from a charity shop and bought in the Christmas holidays together with another, similar, pair. I immediately thought of this dress when I saw them, although I guess it would look even better with go-go boots!

Both dresses are from Think Twice vintage shop in Antwerp.


I hope you like this first little peek into my wardrobe …

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh, I love the print on that first dress - it's so clean and bold. Black buttons were a good choice for replacements.

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    1. Thank you Mim, I felt really fabulous in that dress

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  2. Both dresses are gorgeous, but I'm just in love with that first print!

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    1. Thanks Gemma, the first dress is my favourite too!

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  3. Two stunning dresses! I love the print on the first one and the second one is so sharply styled. xxx

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  4. Love both of these dresses, I'd happily steal them from you! I'm usually a sucker for a print so the first one is my favourite, but they are both very chic. Can't beat a Crimplene frock! xxx

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    1. Thanks Curtise, I'd happily steal some of your frocks too! xxx

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  5. Those are two lovely dresses. I do think the second dress is 60's, but only because I remember my older sister having something similar. It almost looks like it was trying to copy Courreges. Do you own go-go boots, by chance?

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  6. I've just noticed Curtise is here too, how fab, she has the same style taste as me.
    The plain dress is gorgeous and I have a blouse with a similar pattern as your first dress.
    Both look great on you
    Lynn x

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    1. Thank you Lynn. The plain dress is just for slim days only, however. xxx

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