Happy Sunday, all! Today's outfit is a vintage silk dress from Etsy. Here are a few helpful hints for buying vintage...
Know what you want
Be very specific with your search criteria, otherwise you will get inundated by results and feel overwhelmed. Search for color, sleeve length, time period, type of clothing, and size. For example, to find this fabulous frock, I typed in "vintage yellow sleeveless 50s 60s dress small." Then, you can further narrow the results by entering a desired price range.
Most sellers are excellent about providing the clothing measurements. Sometimes they even add useful notes about material stretch (i.e. jersey has more give than silk). Also, remember that vanity sizing wasn't a thing back in the day, so don't be surprised if you see a "size 12" dress with abnormally small measurements
Lastly, take a glance at the seller's rating and number of reviews. It's always encouraging to see a large number of favorable reviews. Here are a couple vendors I've ordered from with no problems whatsoever - KatsCache (this dress) and Noteworthy Garments (jeans).
Other places to keep your eye out for vintage clothing include rummage sales and antique malls. One of my reference blogs, Atelier Dore, recently featured an article about thrifting. So many good suggestions!
For a more formal event, I would probably do a Rockette Red Lip and a high bun. I really like the daring combo of red lipstick with a yellow dress, à la Michelle Williams at the 2006 Oscars. But for church, I kept it a little more neutral. :)
Remember, next week is red for Pentecost!
'Til next time,