Goodwill started doing a .49 cent sale that changes each week with the colour on the tag. As it is random what items will go on sale, the best day to get there is Monday. I rarely get to Goodwill on a Monday, and as a result rarely get the fantastic deals. Well. Last Monday was a holiday, and this dress was hanging on the rail waiting for me. I figured, if it didn't fit I could always make place mats and napkins from it.
Luckily for me, the dress fit, and is comfortable as well. The linen is quite heavy, and resists wrinkling too horribly. Mushroom/stone/greenish-grey, might not be my best colour, but a dress like this will be indispensable once summer kicks into high gear.
I believe it is from the 90's, as I had similar long dresses at the time.
For once, the leg slit isn't so high it borders on obscene. That's a feature I have trouble with on dresses and skirts. At least this one is on the side-why oh why do designers place them in the front? There's no way to sit politely.
The dress hits just about at my ankle, which is perfect as I wanted to wear fairly low heels. My memory of this sort of dress in the 90's involved much hemming, so I was pleased that this was likely designed for a shorter person. I won't say, "Petite" as that would imply generally small which I sure as hell ain't no more.
This necklace is a personal favourite I've had since student days. As I recall, it was a bit out of my limited budget, but I purchased it anyway figuring it was timeless and I'd always wear it. That turned out partly right, and after neglecting it for a couple decades I have started wearing it once more. I can't wear it for an entire day though-not without risking a neck sprain. This sucker is
1990's grey-ish linen dress-Goodwill
1970's Collins-esque bag-Goodwill
Necklace-The Mexican Shop, Evanston, Illinois, 80's(The shop wasn't limited to Mexican items, as the name would imply)
Vintage carved Bakelite earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance- Vintage formulation Coty Muget de Bois
Lippy-Estee Lauder Maplesugar
What is this? Bananas growing in Omaha, Nebraska? Why yes, they are-inside the new conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens.
It was an unusually pleasant day weather-wise so we set out to walk the grounds (and the glass house) at Lauritzen. We didn't linger too long inside as it was like being in a sauna.
For a small city, Omaha has so much to offer nature-wise, and I'll try to feature some of these wonderful places to visit on the blog. Perhaps you'll be inspired to visit our city-and me! I'd love to show you around.
You would think a glass house would be the perfect place for natural light photography.
Organza palazzo pants (lined)-Goodwill (another .49 cent steal)
Vintage brooch-New Life Thrift
Belt-Von Maur more than a decade ago
Finally, I'll leave you with this branding that made me laugh.
"Duh, lookit what happens when I put my foot on the lever!"
Have a great weekend. I'm putting mine to good use sleeping.