Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Back To The Sixties

Thrifting is like gold-prospecting. You sift through racks of dross with the hope of discovering a fashion gold-nugget. Occasionally you do and that inspires us to return.

This week I found a beautiful item -- a matching dress and scarf from the Sixties. Authentic vintage clothing with its original price-tag still attached. The dress has never been worn. Even better, it's in my size which is rare for old pieces.

I love the Sixties and remember life then. This dress and scarf capture mid-Sixties style. Feminine with a hint of sartorial boldness that increased during the decade. I've never worn this particular style of dress nor this color, but life is an adventure so I'm diving in.

What do you think?

















23 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE the colour of it! What a fabulous greeny-yellow! You look awesome in this "skater dress" style, Ally. I would like to see the scarf tied up higher at the neck, and the ends draping down to the side (over one boob, tee hee). Then a little hip belt (a gold chain one??) to add a little something to the bottom...and you're kicking it!

    What a great find to discover a piece of dead-stock! It would look great in cooler months with black knee-high boots too.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Your suggestions make sense to me. I was unsure how to wear the scarf. I like the idea of a hip-belt; I have a few from that era.

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  2. This is adorable! I love the fit of clothes from the 60s, unbelievably elegant and curve-hugging and sexy. Suits you beautiful, Ally...and can I say, seeing your name pop up in the Peaceful Posse thread, made my heart skip :) Love to have you!

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte. Your support means so much to me.

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  3. You look great! I love those colors and am almost convinced I could wear it even though I know better.

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  4. I love thrifting too! You find lots of unique items which is just a bit mysterious because you know there's a story behind the piece which you'll never know. :) Anyway, I think the dress looks great on you! I'm not really a big fan of bold colors but I do love that the dress hugs your body shape. It's flattering! :)

    By the way, in reply to your comment on my blog:
    Thank you! :) I have friends who seem uninterested with chokers. I guess, it's all about one's taste and style! I actually usually say, "my choker is choking me. hahaha!" and we just laugh it off. lol. Thanks again! :"D

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net

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  5. This is a great dress and it is a great look for you. You seem well put together and it goes well to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.
    Super find.
    Pat

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  6. Great post! You look beautiful.

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  7. Oooh! I've never worn that color either! But I really like it! It looks fabulous on you. And those yellow tights were the perfect accent for it.

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  8. What a fun and bright look! You are stunning!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  9. What a find! That dress fits you so well!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Oh that is an awesome dress and it looks like it could be from today actually. It looks great on you. And the original price tag! Wow. Hold on to that.

    hank you so much for trying to hard to watch my video. Yes it is a problem with Chrome and Fire Fox. Though works fine in Safari. I am working with their tech support on this. I think b/c it is making it an MP4/QuickTime file, and both Safari and QT are Apple products which why it works on Safari while Chrome and FF are not. I rescheduled for next week and will update the post with the tech information.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  11. Good find! Hard to find nice vintage dresses out there in the wild anymore. You look very spring-y :)

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  12. That dress is so cute! Love 60's fashions :)

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  13. Very nice dress!! I love the sixties!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: SPRING DAYS...

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  14. The most important thing about this dress is how happy it makes you ... you are beaming in this photo.

    I love Sheila's suggestions!

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  15. Very nice Artikle thank you from Berlin

    www.fragmich.org

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  16. You look so radiant and happy, love this look as much as I love the 60s! Love the tights matching the scarf, it's all perfect. Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  17. I love that color. As a usually - red - head I love citrine green, and your classic 60 opaque tights pairing is spot on perfect.

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  18. Adorable! Makes me want to get out thrifting again...

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  19. LOVE THE DRESS AND STOCKING COMBO ... AS WELL AS THE GOWN,,, I KNOW TRYING TO FIND THE RIGHT FEELING AND FLATTERING GOWN THAT MEETS YOUR EXPECTATIONS IS A CHALLENGE BUT YOU PULLED IT OFF IN BOTH CASES. MARIE

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    1. Thank you, Marie! How sweet of you to say. I appreciate your feedback.

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