8/10/2015

Pink Lady - Vintage Florals And Thriftstore Fun

I love a good 1980s-does-50s find, and this puffball of a floral dress felt like I'd hit the vintage jackpot! Found on a rail of dreariness in a Kentish Town charity shop, the bright colours caught my eye and I muttered silent prayers to the fashion gods that it might be in a size I could wriggle my way into!

The label showed that it was an 80s C&A creation, a company who really did the "modern" twist on 50s shapes well amidst all the shoulder pads and power suits. It always seems to be a C&A dress whenever I find something in near perfect condition from the 70s or 80s, so that must say something about the level of quality in their production!


Dress: Vintage from C&A
Cardigan: H&M
Flower: Pearls & Swine
Ring: Vintage Hello Kitty Pink Head from Tarina Tarantino
Roller Necklace: Pip Jolley
Ballet Flats: Primark

The dress is an absolute dream - it creates a soft tulip shape from the waist down which flutters as you walk, and I love the modest yet interesting neckline. It's a little tight around the bust for me, but I've sewn along the buttons in the hope that it'll keep the ladies contained. It's the perfect Summer dress for frolicking around in, and for a whole £6! As much as I love rummaging through rails of vintage, you sometimes cannot beat a charity shop bargain!

Until next time,

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