Here's a quick peek at three new closet dwellers. It's so funny, I go weeks and weeks and find nothing I'm really excited about, and then all of the sudden luck piles up and kisses you on the nose, dropping vintage goodies into your lap (I can never decide if I think it's alright to change from 'I' to 'you' in my sentences, oh dear).
The first dress is spectacular for it's strange print, although I suspect that it's home-made and the hem is a bit dodgy. It's longer on one side, and I think in the back, than the other and the front, but somehow it doesn't look awful. It's such a strange print unlike anything I have (that is, not floral or gingham) that I had to scoop it up.
I found it at the same store where the stripes and dots dress is from. It was hanging at the door, and I knew that, barring it being too small, I would have it. It reminds me of loads of dresses on Etsy that I let go. I've been looking for a dress like this for ages--something with contrasting stripes or stripes and an alternate pattern--in black and white, and somehow luck was on my side.
The butterfly skirt in the middle and I met two or three weeks ago. I was buying a dress instead, and had to leave the skirt behind. I knew it was glorious, and out of fear someone else would love it too, I stashed it in a basket of vintage purses, way down at the bottom. Today I went back, praying and hoping it was still there, and after a few seconds of harried and panicked digging, pulled it out. I don't normally go around hiding things like some kind of manic squirrel in a dress, but I knew how versatile this would be and would have been fitful if someone else got their hands on it!
(The word strategies looks weirder and weirder the longer you look at it, till you go cross-eyed and it means nothing. What?!)
Also, thank you everyone for all your thoughtful comments on my last post! It's such an inspiring movie, and yet at the same time it's so complicated. I really appreciated all your comments and discussions, everyone is quite clever and lovely! It's so nice to meet kindred spirits on the internet <3