Styled: Vintage-style Dresses

I’d be lying if I said this week was easy. I’ve been knee-deep in job interviews and career planning with somewhat disappointing results. It’s always hard to get turned down for a job you wanted, but I firmly believe everything happens for a reason. Getting turned down for one job just frees you up to accept another, right? OK, maybe that’s a bit optimistic, but it’s better to be hopeful than bummed out! How does all this connect to thrifted dresses? Well, after this week I was feeling pretty drained and in need of a boost, and there’s nothing like the rush of a good thrifting trip to liven your spirits.

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The first dress is a black velour material and its actually three sizes too big, but with a cinching belt I think it looks pretty good. I have plans to add a DIY lace collar to it. The shoes that go with it are black oxfords which I picked up at the thrift store last week. I think they’d look great with a pair of these socks, which I’d love to find a DIY for. The necklace is actually a repurposed brooch I picked up secondhand last year.

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The second dress has a vintage-style pattern (it reminds me a bit of a couch from the 70s – in a good way) but a modern fit. I’m wearing it with my favourite cardigan and a mushroom brooch I picked up this weekend at an awesome flea market in Mahone Bay.

But enough about my thrifting addiction, time to reveal the winners of this week’s giveaway! Congrats to:

1. Kayla Adrianna (She & Him – Volume One)
2. Krysten Fisher (The Provincial Archive – Maybe We Could Be Holy)
3. Ellen McMurphy (Bahamas – Barchords)

You need to send us a Facebook message in order claim your prize, we’ll respond back with your download code (Facebook won’t let us contact you first). A big thanks to everyone who “liked” the site. For our next giveaway we plan on going a little bit bigger so be sure to stay tuned!

katie

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