As an almost-vintage woman myself, I'm not in the habit of modeling clothes for our site. What gave me courage was the brilliant work of a self-deprecating young woman who runs Pretty Shiny Sparkly. She has loaded her blog with smart content and a mission that went right along with what we wanted to do in our little corner of the world: celebrate regular people having fun and living in fashion. In a very kind and unpretentious way, Kristina, the manager and creator of Pretty Shiny Sparkly, shares her love of fashion based on real people with real bodies, following our own rules and blowing raspberries at the fashion establishment. I like that.
One of her brainchildren is Bloggers Do It Better, a weekly challenge she issues to fashion bloggers, inviting us to assemble outfits showing a style, color or trend. When I heard about the latest Neon & Neutral, I had just the right ensemble in mind. It involved a neon jacket and a vintage slip dress from our shop—a perfect summer pairing. But whom should we get to model this look? Our Vintage Diva, Erica T., is 2.5 hours away this summer! Slip dresses are favorites for a lot of vintage lovers, but I hadn’t planned to wear one myself, especially not after all I’ve had to say about immodesty. Now you know the rest of the story.
I’ve paired this black vintage slip dress with a brilliant multi-colored jacket from Chico’s. (I love the cinched waist.) In case you were wondering, I added another slip under this one! I love the deep-scalloped lace edge on this slip. Black patent sling-back pumps (hidden by our deep grass) are from Talbots.
We would love to hear how you wear your vintage slip dresses. Better yet, send us a picture. If you like one of our slip dresses (and you link to this post in your own blog), we’ll give you your favorite slip dress, while supplies last, of course!
|I just love the scalloped hemline on this vintage slip dress from our store, paired with a high-collared jacket from Chico's, great for camouflaging my long, scrawny neck.|