Monday, September 29, 2014

༺ A Field Day ༻

1950's style for spring | Lavender & Twill

Pastel stripes create a cheerful effect | Lavender & Twill

Enjoying lovely sun in a sun dress | Lavender & Twill

Baby's getting bigger & wiggling like a Mexican Jumping Bean | Lavender & Twill

The glorious spring weather we’ve been experiencing makes me long to break out into a rainbow of pastels and sun dresses{not that I’m ever not in the mood for pastels really (♡ ▽ ♡) ~ ❤}. So when this new-to-me, retro 80’s-does-50’s beauty landed on my doorstep recently, you can bet your buttons I was reaching for it first thing this weekend!

As far as the dress goes, it’s really only construction technique that gives it away as an 1980s piece; it has an elastic waistband, overlocking on the seams, and a polyester fabric. As for the styling?

*squee!* I love it! It feels so sock hop-sports day-cheerleader-ish!

It’s one of those super finds that not only came at the right price, but makes you feel right at home when wearing it. I can see myself reaching for this dress a lot over summer, it’s just so me right now. I think it’s the pastel blue, combined with the white accent and stripes. That, and it’s really easy to wear, and doesn’t feel too fragile. Both thumbs up! ヽ(*^ー^)ノ

I seem to have had an unusual run of good luck on eBay recently; I picked up three vintage pieces for great prices, and the shipping wasn’t that much either. Two dresses; one summer {this one}, one winter, and then a darling 1950’s beaded navy purse which was an awesome $14.00 including shipping!

I’ve got say though, this does seems like a rare streak of good luck to me, as I never seem to find that many decent, really-truly vintage items on eBay that are within budget, or that don’t have exorbitant shipping fees. (~ ̄0  ̄)~

How about you? Do you have any eBay hunting tips?  I sure could use them. I think I could get used to finding more vintage on eBay that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like most of what you find on Etsy!

xox,

bonita

༺ ♡ ༻

Cream Angora Cardigan | Thrifted
Rainbow Sweater Clips | Sweet & Lovely
The Sock Hop Dress | eBay
Lacey Blue Socks | Dollar Shop
'Mel' by Melissa Bow Flat |  ASOS

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8 comments:

  1. This dress is darling! It looks so cute with the baby bump. :D

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I am so happy with it; one of those lucky finds I guess! :D

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  2. A very cute dress and styling. I don't tend to have much luck on ebay either, without spending a lot of time looking, which just leads to temptation on more expensive things! In the end I prefer sticking to the op-shops, but the prices can be high even there for vintage.

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    1. Oh, op-shop prices are getting so high for anything that they think is vintage! My problem with op-shop vintage is that for the most part - it's 70s or later, with very few, if any, 60s pieces. And I have never found any genuine 1940s-50s or earlier.

      As I dress in 40s-50s styles, it's very hard for me to find any vintage clothing in op-shops. But that doesn't mean that I don't look for sure! I tend to have better luck with books and accessories though. :D Times like these I wish I lived in the USA as there seems to be soooo much more accessible vintage over there.

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  3. Hi Bonita :)
    You look so darling with this outfit, it will be such a good memory in the future for your sweet baby bump. The dress is gorgeous and I love the colors. Elegant and comfortable in the same time, perfect combination! ;o)

    I always love to read your posts and look at your beautiful photographs. What a joy to my eyes :)

    Beta xx

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    1. Why thank you lovely! I do love baby bump watch with outfit pictures ~ it's a nice way to capture the progress as well as what's going on in our family life at the same time. That's one of the things I adore about blogging ~ the time capsule effect! :)

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  4. super cute dress!
    i wasn't much around in blogland the past weeks ... i missed so much: so, congrats! the baby belly suits you so well. :)

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    1. Thanks hon! It's nice to hear from you again. :)

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