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I love vintage-inspired fashion, but authentic vintage dress shopping has always intimidated me. I think this mainly comes to down the fact that I have zero experience with vintage clothing shopping, and I’ve never had anyone to talk to/help me with it. However, that all changed when Laurie from Green Goddess Dressing reached out to me!
Laurie owns an authentic vintage clothing Etsy store and also the store, Green Goddess Dressing. She has a fabulous selection of both clothing and accessories and was incredibly helpful with determining my size in the clothing she had available.
I loved that Laurie was able to give me so much information about this dress too! It’s a new experience to have a dress that has some history to it. For example, Laurie was able to tell me that this Alison Ayres original dress is from the 1970s and made in the USA. It’s wrinkle resistant (perfect for traveling)! It’s made from polyester, which was relatively new in the 1970s; it was considered the miracle fabric of its time. It’s fun to think of who else has worn this dress during its 40-50ish-year-old life!
Also, I should probably explain what’s going on with this outfit + the snow in the background, haha. See, I’m in Wisconsin right now, where the weather has no idea what to do with itself. It was in the upper 70s (Fahrenheit) the day I took these photos, but we had got a boatload of snow a couple weeks ago that is still working on melting! (I think it might all actually be gone today, though.) So, don’t worry, I’m not crazy or freezing in these photos! It was actually warm and the snow is misleading, haha.
To be honest, I had started this outfit off with a scarf and cardigan, but was way too warm! I really liked the way that outfit looked too, though, so stay tuned! I’ll likely be featuring this dress again next week with a little more layering.
I’m curious, have you ever bought an authentic vintage clothing item? Let me know in the comments! And then click here to check out Laurie’s Etsy shop and then click here to see her website! I highly recommend buying from her. 🙂
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I’m very excited that this post was featured on the cover of Independent Fashion Bloggers this week! Check out all the other posts featured, below.
Links à la Mode, May 10th, 2018
- Have Clothes, Will Travel: 1st Time Vintage Dress Shopping Featuring Green Goddess Dressing
- Have Clothes, Will Travel: Outfit – Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking
- I’m a Norbyah: How to Wear a Jacket When it’s Not Jacket Weather
- L’ambassadrice: Interviewing a Pattern Maker: Catarina Marques
- Online Personal Stylist: Lime Crime: The Vegan Beauty Brand that Started the Unicorn Trend
- Sifa’s Corner: 6 Things Curly-Haired Women Should Avoid
- Tales of Two Blog: Is Your Retail Therapy Hurting the Planet?
- The Borrowed Babes: The Best Moody Florals for Spring
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