On fashion and furniture

This dress came from the same estate sale where I purchased the orange striped dress I wore a few posts ago. I was planning on selling it in my etsy shop because the waist was snug, but when I put it on today, it fit like a dream. So I guess it'll be staying with me for a while! (This instance isn't too bad, but I have serious issues letting things go for the shop...even things that will never ever fit me.) Sensible as always, I wore it to go pick up a barrister bookcase that I found on Craigslist. That's me; hauling furniture in snug-fitting 50's dresses!

Speaking of furniture, I've been accumulating things for my apartment, but it's slow-going. I never realized just how painfully expensive furniture can be. So far I've got a chrome and yellow laminate table, a metal kitchen cart from the 50's, and the aforementioned barrister bookcase. I have my sights set on a mid-century modern desk, but everything I've found has been way out of my budget. Feel free to leave any decorating links you find inspiring, as I'm pretty obsessed with all things home related.

Outfit details:
1950's dress via an estate sale
Coach belt
Capezio heels


  1. This is such a sweet summery dress! And I love that you're wearing dance shoes. Are they called "character" shoes? I remember seeing people wearing these in other classes at the place where I took ballet lessons as a kid and thinking they were cool. Thank you for your comment about my blog's new look!

  2. this dress is a dream! love the colors and the fit is magnificent!


  3. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

  4. I would love to say that your are looking more beautiful than your dress. But I'm missing some of your furniture pictures that you mentioned above. Anyway, I am getting white furniture for my new apartment and hope to get great result as you think for yours. Thanks and would love to be here again.

  5. This dress is gorgeous, and you look so lovely in it! I wish we had estate sales over here because I'd be all over them =D Also, that's just like me too, I'd be hauling furniture around in pretty vintage dresses if I needed to haha =D

  6. Wow, I adore the cut of the dress & how it falls on your body. :)
    Hope you get a lot of awesome furniture for your apartment. I'm slowly buying new stuff for my room, it can really be expensive >.<