We attended a fab wedding on the weekend. Even though it was scorching outside, and by that I mean crazy humid sauna hot so that you look like you have a veil of sweat on you all the time, we had a brilliant time.
I had a dilemma going into the wedding trying to choose an outfit. I knew it was at a golf and country club so the ceremony may be outside. That and the fact that the couple marrying are what I would politely call well-off. If I were to be a bit bolder I might say stinkin' rich. I needed to up my game.
I had been looking for probably 8-10 weeks for the ideal dress to wear. I came across the sweetest loveliest dress right out of a fairy tale. The dress was from Sweet Trash, a gorgeous little gem of a vintage store in Elora Ontario. A 1950's teal silk flare skirt with a open rounded neckline, fitted bodice that was entirely hand beaded. The fitted waist had a silk bow in the same luxurious teal as the body of the dress. It was simply perfect. This is a horrible photo of it, but the only one I have. Believe me, in real life it looked AMAZING and I really felt like a princess in it.
Dress #1 – the best by far even if it doesn't look it in the photo here
Just before I went to buy the dress I noticed there was a stain on the back. I mentioned it to the owner of the store and she said she would have it professionally dry cleaned so it would be pristine for the wedding.
I was getting excited about the dress and went out and purchased these amazing glittery heels by Nine West.
A week passed by and I was getting anxious waiting on the dress. I only had 3 days before the wedding. I was getting so nervous that I went out and purchased another dress just in case the vintage piece didn't come clean.
That is how we have dress #2 by Cynthia Steffe paired with a vintage brooch and vintage blue drop earrings that I don't have shown here.
I got a phone call late on Wednesday saying that unbelievably the dry cleaner had ruined the $600 1950's vintage dress. They had done something to it and completely destroyed the silk. Also there were new tiny white patches on the front of the dress. I was so disappointed. #1 dress was now out of the equation. I needed to decide what I was going to wear to the fast approaching nuptuals.
To be continued…
Oh my goodness! I would be so mad about the dress being ruined!!! I hope they compensated you well for it! I truly love that long floral gown!!!
Well lucky enough I wasn’t actually going to buy the dress until after they had it cleaned, therefore they are the ones now going after the dry cleaners.
No Fear of Fashion says
You were prepared to lay down a lot of money… $ 600 is quite a bit. I bet the shop owner wasn’t pleased either…
carillo suzanne says
She was PISSED! Just like me.