November 15, 2010
“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky!”
I know I look even more awkward than normal in these photos, but it's because I was slowly freezing to death! The weather here is a bit unpredictable (which is more similar to North Carolina than I originally thought). It was in the 70s during the strawberry sweater photoshoot and the 40s during this one! We had to swing back around to the apartment and grab our big coats before going grocery shopping.
(I shouldn't complain, though. I do love the cold. I was just ill-equipped.)
You know how every now and then something amazing pops up in a thrift shop and you can't believe your luck? People with good memories will recall that I thrifted this dress earlier in the spring. I think it was exactly as the hot weather kicked in, so all I could do was hang it up and wait for.. well, now. I remember that it was just hanging on the rack, surrounded by unfortunate denim and corduroy dresses, and I felt like maybe the whole thing was some kind of trick. The condition is pretty amazing for its age.. I think it's missing a belt, but that's all. And it fits perfectly! Usually I'm reluctant to wear longer hems because I'm so short (5'3"), but there's no way I'm altering this thing. And it's just so soft.