Thursday, July 22, 2010 little black dress..

 Usually about once every week or two, I find myself reaching for the same dress in my closet.  It's the one with a interesting history, the one that fits so perfectly, and the one that is ever so versatile, of course my LBD.  
I actually bought this dress for Halloween 2004.  I went as Holly Golightly and the dress was actually a little bit too big then.  I bought it at the best vintage shop that Fort Smith ever knew, Old Vogue, which was owned by a lovely woman who obviously loved old things as much as I do now.  Unfortunately, Old Vogue has long since closed its doors, but I will always remember sifting through those great vintage clothes and wishing I had the guts to wear them. I only have one other thing from there, a cool '60s sweater that I need to get out and do a few repairs to. 
Luckily, I have developed a tiny bit more curves since 2004, and this dress now fits like it is meant to.  I have contemplated using it to make a pattern for more dresses, but have yet to get around to it.  It has probably seen better days.  I have made many repairs through the years so it will eventually be disassembled and moved on to that higher purpose.
Until it does fall apart I will keep wearing it.  Right now my favorite thing to wear with it is this vintage Dior belt that I got at an estate sale, my goto Melani heels, and whatever scarf that I am feeling at the moment.  Today I also threw in this funny pair of '70s sunnies that I got a few weeks ago.
For those of you who don't know the area, these pics were taken behind one of the local WalMarts right in the middle of town. I was really surprised at what a good location it turned out to be.  And this is the first run with the camera that my Grandpa John gave me (thanks!), and it seems to be handling well!


  1. maybe we should open up a new old vogue shop?i love that old water tower,looks like its out in the middle of nowhere,wait a minute...,it is out in the middle of nowhere,ft. smith,hehe.i hope you keep doin this vintage thing,it is very cool,and you are just right for it.

  2. I would absolutely love to open up a vintage shop. Fort Smith really needs a good one. And I actually enjoy scouting for awesome old stuff. It feels like treasure hunting.