Here is the first of my haul from the wonderful Ian Drummond Studio Sale.
Vintage Love Daisy Shift Dress
Initially when I saw this dress I scanned right past it mostly due to the straight shape which normally isn’t the best for my body type. As is often the case though, when someone else took it in their hands and was admiring it I decided that even if it might not be perfect for me it would be fabulous on someone and ideal for my shop. I hovered around the rack trying to look as nonchalant as possible while patiently waiting for the other person to place it back. The dress had barely touched the rail when, like a serpent ravenous for its prey, I snatched it up lightening fast. These are impressive skills I’ve honed from years of professional thrifting. Do not try this if you aren’t trained to back it up with some perfected thrift store fighting moves.
Does that happen to you?
I can walk right by something sometimes but if someone else is taken with the piece I have to go back and figure what I missed the first time I saw it. Sometimes it is only the threat of someone else walking out with the item that is enough to make me want to pull my wallet out. I think this has more to do with vintage because each piece is one-of-a-kind. If you like something you need to react quickly with no hesitation or regret. Vintage and thrift shopping teaches you valuable decision making skills. Just another benefit of shopping secondhand.
Needless to say, when I tried this dress on I fell head over heels in love.
The textural daisy lace overlay is a beautiful and unusual detail. These types of unique details make my vintage loving heart beat faster.
The neck bow is so Peggy from Mad Men.
I picked up these daisy earrings when I was in BC in Langley visiting my parents at the fantastic Fort Langley Vintage Antiques Mall.
It is one of my favourite spots to spend an afternoon with my Mom browsing through the massive maze of vintage and antique curiosities.
Across the street from the vintage market in Fort Langley is one of my best-loved places in BC to eat… The Blacksmith Bakery. The owner studied baking in France and their pastries taste every bit as good as what I ate when I lived in Montpellier in the south of France. The rest of the food on the menu is fantastic too, I highly recommend it.
What do you think of the dress? Would you keep it?
Are you sometimes influenced by other shoppers?