today i am wearing this silly vintage dress that i scored at the flea market for $15. it’s a little bit worse for the wear with holes here and there, a musty cigarette smell, and a few too many wrinkles, but for those reasons, it’s actually the perfect little party dress. i can wear it out without fear of damaging it because, well, it’s already damaged. and if i happen to snag the skirt or break a seam, i won’t feel too bad since i’ve already gotten one wear out of it. in a way, i think this is exactly the type of philosophy that one needs to adopt when wearing vintage pieces. i have so many beautiful old dresses that i never wear for fear of ripping them or staining them, but when you think about it, they’ve already been worn and loved… so why not pull them out of the closet and enjoy them a little bit more instead of casting them away or “saving” them for some day that may never come?
anyway, this is the dress i wore to the swap last week. i got the invite from the lovely julie of orchid grey and i’m so happy to have had the opportunity to attend. i got to spend time with some lovely bloggers and it was a pleasure to watch the frenzy of the swap. we all got plenty of pictures, so i’ll be posting photos soon!