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A Real Vintage Floral Tea Dress

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Thursday, 4 August 2016

A Real Vintage Floral Tea Dress

A real vintage floral tea dress
A real vintage floral tea dress
A real vintage floral tea dress
A real vintage floral tea dress
A real vintage floral tea dress
Dress - vintage (SIMILAR), Boots - OFFICE, Choker - ASOS
Location: Redland, Bristol

I don't know about you guys but I am self-confessed hoarder. Yep, my cupboards are full, my drawers are full and there are boxes and boxes of stuff in my dad's attic and basement that he has been begging for me to sort out. I am so so bad at throwing stuff out, thinking 'maybe that will fit me again one day' or 'maybe I can sell that' or even 'maybe my kids will like that'. 

However, the hoarder in me felt very smug when I came across my mum's lovely Laura Ashley dress from over thirty years ago in one of my clothes bags in my dad's attic. My vintage-obsessed teenage self had rescued it from the depths of our childhood "dressing-up box", made the hem shorter and kept it among with some other gems. I had completely forgotten about it and I am certainly now giving it a new lease of life.

I do not wear super pretty dresses that often but I knew it would be easy to make this one a bit more 'me'. While it is still summer(ish), I'm wearing my silver boots (of course) and a black choker to add even more to the already interesting square-shaped neckline. Come autumn, I think this dress will look great with some clashing fishnet tights, black biker boots and a leather jacket.

So kids, hoarding sometimes can pay off. Sure, when you're knee deep in all your old school books it's a different story but finding an old clothing gem that slots right into your wardrobe makes it all worthwhile. 

A real vintage floral tea dress
A real vintage floral tea dress
A real vintage floral tea dress
A real vintage floral tea dress
Je suis une entasseuse compulsive complètement - je ne sais pas si vous êtes pareil?! J'avoue que mes placards sont pleins, mes tiroirs sont pleins et il y a trop de boîtes qui contiennent mes affaires dans le grenier et la cave de mon père - il me demande depuis longtemps de trier mes affaires. Je suis terrible à jeter des choses, je pense toujours 'peut-être je rentrai dedans ceci à l'avenir' ou 'peut-être je peux vendre ceci' ou même 'peut-être mes enfants aimeront ça'.

Cependant, j'étais super contente d'être une entasseuse compulsive quand j'ai trouvé cette robe Laura Ashley que ma mère portait il y a trente ans! Quand j'étais adolescente, j'ai sauvé cette robe de notre boîte de déguisement d'enfance, raccourci l'ourlet et la gardé parmi d'autres pièces géniales. Je l'avais oubliée complètement mais maintenant je la donne un nouveau souffle.

Je ne porte pas des robes super féminines très souvent mais j'ai su que ce serait facile de mettre celle-ci dans ma propre façon. Vu qu'il est été (plus ou moins!), je la porte avec mes bottines argentées (bien-sûr) et un ras-de-cou noir pour ajouter encore plus au décolleté carré très intéressant. En automne, je pense que la robe ira super bien avec des collants résilles, des bottines noires et un perfecto. 

Donc, la manie du stockage marche des fois! Je vous avoue que ce n'est pas génial quand vous avez plein de vieux livres d'école à trier ou jeter mais quand vous trouvez une pièce spéciale comme celle-ci, il vaut la peine. 

Izzie x


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At 6 August 2016 at 10:38 , Blogger Karolina Gespucci said...

<333 such amazing dress!

love the whole post

Karolina Gespucci

At 8 August 2016 at 17:32 , Blogger Isabelle Hardy said...

Thank you so much lovely! <3


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