Meet my first decent vintage piece, found all on my own—without any help from carefully curated etsy shops.
After some encouragement from Kaitlin (at All This Happiness, so lovely) I decided to venture into the awfully quiet back room of Reruns in Saratoga Springs—seriously, it’s so quiet, I panic and imagine Labyrinth-style goblins holding their breath and watching me from under the itchy house dresses and questionable polyester shirts.
This brown velvet Juliet-ish dress was hiding in a corner without a tag. I tried it on in this closet that smelled like my Granny, and it fit me like it was made for me. I decided as long as it was under $40, it was coming home with me. A score at $34.
I feel like it might have originally been made for a production of Romeo & Juliet then hemmed.
I’ll try to get better pictures of it in action at a later date. It has these fantastic romantic sleeves (that need new fasteners, and the hem is falling out), sumptuous, high-pile velvet, and I’ve been wearing it like normal people wear t-shirts and jeans.
Hey, look—there’s Eli’s stuffed elephant bottom left. Definitely balances out the weird, super dramatic pose I’m working; awesome.