12 December, 2010

Paisley prints.

This dress is quite possibly a new favourite. Perfect for a Sunday and even more perfect as it only cost me one pound. That's right, only one whole English pound. I bought it recently from an amazing little vintage shop in Southampton. The woman that owned the shop was one of those brilliant eclectic ladies that you want to be like when you grow up. (I'm 25 now but really don't think of myself as grown up just yet.) She knew the background of every piece in the shop and even though I wasn't totally sure of the print initially I went with it as it was such a bargain. I'm really glad I did. I've always been a bit wary of paisley. You need it to be just right to avoid looking like a seventies reject but I think this is just the ticket. It's certainly brightened up my boring Sunday at work.

Oh and as I grabbed this number out of the bargain bin I was kindly informed that the lady who owned this dress was wearing it when she first met her husband. I'm not gonna lie this did cement my purchase even more. I'm a sucker for a love story. She even had the dress that she wore when he proposed but I thought that would be taking it a bit too far even for me. That would have almost seemed a bit stalkerish if you know that I mean! But this is what I love about buying vintage from such a well loved and treasured shop, you really get the history behind each frock and it makes the buying experience that much more wonderful.

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