day 20 // the vintage dress

posted on: February 24, 2011

day 20 layers are so necessary

I was Christmas shopping with Adam in December and we'd wandered into True Value Vintage. I had given him STRICT instructions beforehand not to let me shop for myself...no matter what. So naturally, when I tried on this dress and stood in front of the mirror trying to convince him myself that I needed it, he lectured me about not needing another dress. I left the store cranky, slightly bitter that Adam had talked me out of the purchase (even though I told him to do so), and sad that I couldn't have the dress.

Well, Christmas day I open up one of my gifts from Adam and there it was, my cobalt blue vintage dress. That sneaky little bugger went back to purchase it, even after my toddler-esq pouting and whining. What a sweet guy. I got my mom to hem it for me this week, as it was past my knees in the most unflattering way. I was finally able to wear it for the first time today to work and then to Eco Fashion Week. More about the Nicole Bridger show and EFW another time though.

side glance

frozen

True Value Vintage Dress // Pour La Victoire Boots // Front & Co. Vintage Coat and Plum Scarf pictured above

laughing at how ridiculously cold it was

So, as you can tell from my lack of posts this week things have been pretty crazy. I am unfortunately going to have to end my February Fashion Challenge today instead of carrying on for another week. I have new blog projects on the way, and will definitely always be challenging myself with new and unworn items. Hope you all understand :)

22 comments:

  1. What a cute dress! And even cuter story of how Adam got it for you. Lucky you for having such a sweet guy (though I would have been stubborn and purchased the dress even if I told my bf not to let me haha!)!

    Sad you decided to end your fashion challenge, but it's totally understandable and you had a great run! I've definitely been inspired :)

    Jen

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  2. Can't wait to read your post on Eco Fashion Week! That blue looks fantastic on you =)

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  3. I REALLY love this dress! What a great find! The blue is such a unique color. And you've got one keeper of a guy.

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  4. I love the dress!

    Did you know that the store is moving at the end of March?

    Enjoy your weekend :)

    delia
    http://lovelaughlipglosses.blogspot.com/

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  5. So cute! I totally understand you ending it earlier, I think you've done a great job, challenge or not you style is amazing.

    Hope you get a relaxing weekend, sounds like you need a break after long week, xo!

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  6. I love the colour of this dress! So pretty! And sweet that your fellow went back to snag it for you!

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  7. That colour looks great on you! And it's amazing what a hem can do to a piece. Nice outfit :)

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  8. love the bright blue of your dress!
    and it was soo great to meet you at Eco Fashion Week! Can't wait to see your post about the show!

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  9. aww i liked ur challenge posts! but im sure u have other exciting things to post too =)

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  10. love your dress, the color and style are amazing! also love your boots.
    xo
    ari
    http://lacatrinadelamoda.blogspot.com/

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  11. it's sooo sweet that he went back to get it for you! I'm glad he did because it looks amazing on you! again, i want your hair! xx

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  12. Wow, so fun!
    Isn't it sad that True Value Vintage is closing/moving in to the 'I Found' gallery on Main?! They did have an amazing closing sale, though!! I had serious heart palpitations being around so much cheap vintage.

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  13. You are gorgeous! this color looks so pretty on you. I love fellow canadian bloggers, especially ones in british columbia! So cool. And I love that I know what True Value Thrift is! hehe. Hope you have a great rest of your weekend love!! x

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  14. What a wonderful blue. I'm sad to see the project end but it was fun while it lasted!

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  15. Cute! Such a brilliant way to buy a present.

    Looks gorgeous on you!

    *Kelsey

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  16. What a GORGEOUS dress! How incredibly sweet of him to go back and get it for you, that's a really fun surprise. I'm glad he did because it's perfect on you!

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

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  17. Nice thrifting find! I really need to get to True Value before they move far away from me :( That color looks great on you and the mini hemline and boots totally updates this dress from frump to hot!

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  18. A, you are just the cutest thing! LOVE the blue dress and PROPS to Adam for one-upping you with it hahaha, that's how you know he's a keeper. You look amazing in the dress, esp with the contrast against your gorgeous dark hair (hair envy!). I also love the collar on the dress, it's so unique; I can see why you fell in love with it. Keep up the great work with your challenge! You're doing such an awesome job ;)

    www.lemodedujour.com

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  19. Such a cute dress! Love the color-I've been trying to hunt down something in cobalt blue for myself for awhile now.

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  20. that is so sweet that he went back and got it for you. it is so cute, i love the colour.

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  21. i love that dress!!! NOt to mention how adorable you look!!! :)

    mon

    http://thedoctorscloset.com

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