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1st Time Vintage Dress Shopping Featuring Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing vintage fashions

Green Goddess Dressing vintage fashions

Dress c/o* | Heels (Old. Similar here & here) | Bracelet c/o*

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.

Green Goddess Dressing

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!

vintage dress shopping

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.

Green Goddess Dressing Dress

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. 🙂

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Green Goddess Dressing
Heels: Old (Similar here & here)
Bracelet: c/o* Green Goddess Dressing

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


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*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. Ok, I am obsessed with that dress and those shoes! such a cute outfit! <3

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Stef!

  2. What a stunning vintage dress, it fits you like a glove! How fun you got to have it hand picked for you.

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you!

  3. you look so stunning and elegant in this lovely dress xx

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much!

  4. Your outfit is gorgeous!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much!

  5. Courtney Byers says:

    OMG this dress is gorgeous on you! It fits you perfectly too. That is so great that she is so helpful and knows the history of the pieces. I will have to check this company out.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you, Courtney. And yes! You’ll love her shop!

  6. You look stunning! The dress is so beautiful and I love the shoes too!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you!

  7. Lydia L D'Antonio says:

    This dress is beautiful! Looks amazing on you!!

    XO http://www.lydialouise.com/sasshoes/

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you!

  8. Nicole Fuentes says:

    Such cute dress! I am totally obsessed with your heels though! It never occurred to me to go vintage shopping on Etsy, what a great idea!
    xx, Nicole

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Nicole!

  9. Kyia Reese says:

    I love the vintage feel of that dress!!! You look so pretty too!!!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:


  10. This dress looks marvelous on you. How funny to learn that polyester was considered miraculous at the time, whereas now it’s just a fabric!!!
    I can’t believe it’s taken that long for the snow to melt….Eeeek!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Jodie! And right? Isn’t that funny to think! Haha! And I think the snow is all gone now. Gosh, it was weird having it be that warm with snow still on the ground, haha.

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