The past couple of weeks have been like opening the floodgates. I spent so many months feeling stuck, dealing with brain fog and unpredictable pain that would lay me out for days. Now that I’m back in one piece, I’m really able to concentrate on doing some of the mental maintenance that I’d been previously unable to really handle. The upside to that is that I finally feel like I can use this blog for its intended purpose: to show off fun vintage clothes.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that these photos are from September. Heck, if you look at the greenery, you’ll know these photos are from September, because this is Chicago, and we’ve already had snow.
I bought this darling 70’s maxi dress in an attempt to retail therapy all my troubles away. I got it for maybe $20 from a wounded-bird Facebook group (that is, a group for buying and selling vintage that has been well-loved, or otherwise damaged), but there isn’t a thing wrong with it. It might have a loose seam someplace, but if so, I haven’t found it yet. It’s the perfect color, and is maybe the absolute most flattering thing I’ve ever put on my body.
If you look closely at the photo above, you can see an errant hook and eye at the collar. It’s meant to be worn as a mandarin collar with a slash opening, but it looks equally cute turned down to make a little pointed collar too. And since the Chicago weather gods blessed us with one last 50-degree day today… I wore it today too.