Some time ago, now, I fell in love with a dress on ASOS. It sat in my 'saved items' for a while and I looked at it longingly most every day. Then, one day, it had sold out in my size! I was devestated as I hadn't even seen a 'low in stock' notice underneath it to warn me. A friend on twitter offered suggestions of how I could check for it on eBay or to check if it came back in stock so I left it in my saved items just in case. One day, when UniDays was having a 20% off offer for ASOS, I chanced a look in my saved items and it was back in stock in my size! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Needless to say, I bought it without hesitation.
The dress is so very '60s (but could also be early '90s does '60s, too), which is what attracted me to it. The '60s were my first love - as a Beatles-obsessed thirteen year old I fell in love with the decade that brought my favourite band to fame. I think the Austin Powers films helped with my love of the '60s, too. I still want, well, pretty much every outfit from the opening sequence of International Man of Mystery. My thirteenth birthday party was even '60s themed! Safe to say, I loved the '60s and I've come back around again (I've never not loved the fashions of the '60s, of course). So, I'm happy that there are still a lot of '60s inspired clothes out there because original pieces don't always come in the combination of 'cute, in my price range and my size!'
A detail shot so you can see the texture of the fabric.
This photo doesn't really do it justice...My only issue with it is that the lining is horrible. It feels like one of those nylon raincoats that don't actually protect you from the rain. I'm a bit worried that taking the lining out may ruin the way the dress sits, though, especially as it's quite short. If it wasn't so cute, I'd have returned it but it really is just so cute that I don't care.
I seem to be acquiring quite a few dresses with Peter Pan collars.
I've been thinking about my style a lot, lately, and how it's changed and how it is changing and I've been feeling a little lost. This post at Retro Chick definitely tapped into some of the things I've been thinking about lately as well as giving me more food for thought. Maybe it's something I can go into in more depth one day, though I suppose that I touched on it in this post from the beginning of last year.