Monday, March 21, 2011

An Oldie Like Me

This is an old vintage dress I bought for 50c way back in the late 90s.When I bought it,it was huge (size 20) so I had a friend take it in I just loved the pattern.The brand is "Design Room".I hadnt worn it for ages as I had to get motivated to do a couple of repairs on shoulder seams.Now its done I will be back to wearing it regularly.
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Looking goofy again in a rush to get kids to school My little photogrpaher Miss 8yr old took it.I was near melting and it was only 8.30 in the morning,Its a humid day today so maybe not the best idea to wear this polyesterish fabric but damn its nice.

11 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

looking good, wish I were near melting, still -3 here,

Miss Claire said...

I love it! It really suits you :) And because of the colours, you might be able to pair it with a long sleeve top underneath or something in cooler weather and pull it off!

(Not literally, of course! hehe! But you would rock it!)

RETRO REVA said...

hi Nelly !!!
I love your "shed of shame" ;)
It looks exactly like my guest bedroom !
Piles and Piles!
I'd LOVE that vest !!!!
And i would style it for a post and include your link as well :)
My e-mail:
retroreva@zoomtown.com
If I 'win', I will send my address and I always like having new E-chatters :)
xXx
Reva

Vintage Vixen said...

It looks fabulous, the print is glorious and you are one hot lady. xxx

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Looks fabulous on you :o) Scarlett x

Kitty said...

I can't wait to train VB to take pics for me like that. How old is the dress P.S. did my comment yesterday offend you? Sometimes I am a bit blunt, sorry!

delia hornbook said...

You look lovely, great colours and design, dee x

Nelly said...

@Kitty What bluntness? lol I am pretty unoffendable unless someone is a snob or downright nasty lol.I have been flat out all day but am about to email you re your answer to me ebay question.
Miss 8 has been doing photis for me since she was not quite 5 and the dress I think early 70s.

The Widow Next said...

Hmmm...did someone say nasty snob...here I am *batts eyelashes* Lol!

Great pattern on the dress, nice that your friend was able to chop it to exacting proportions! I still am against you calling yourself "Oldie" The dress okay, is vintage, but You really are so young looking! Give the spring chickens something to worry about, I daresay.

Have a lovely afternoon, hope it isn't too, too hot. Ew. I am a great fan of cold weather!

The Widow Next

Nelly said...

@The Widow Next Oh dear Kate you always make me feel good just lucky I dont do closeups lol.
I have a few dresses that need chopping and its something I will not do on my own.I must make my dress dummy the right size its vintage and doesnt want to stay in place.
Its been terribly humid here I think I want to go back to where we used to live the heat was more genteel on me.

Vintage Coconut said...

You look gorgeous in that dress, I also love the design of it.