Hey I finally stopped being a slacker and wore something cute. I paired this adorable pink, beige, white and bright yellow dress with my favorite new summer accessory, this great headband. Because I wear glasses its hard to find a headband that works but this one is perfect.

Headband: c/o Branchbound
Dress: Small Earth Vintage
Belt: vintage, thrifted
Shoes: vintage, thrifted
I know I've said as long as I've been wearing vintage that I would never alter it, not even the hem....but I have to say I'm sick of buying dresses and having them not fit in a couple places so I'd sell them or they sit in my closet until some day when I'll be able to wear them...I have several skirts I'll probably never fit into but I'd feel bad getting rid of them. And when I got this dress it fit ok but it was just the teeniest bit too small in the arms. It pinched to the point where I wouldn't wear it. 
So my awesome mother in law took the sleeves off and did some alterations for me and now its perfect! Hooray! So when it comes to vintage, never say never. I've always said that once it leaves the shop its up to the new owner what they want to do with it..and since I'm the new owner I guess I should start following my own advice. 
Hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far!


Retro Threadz Vintage said...

Too-cute! I love the dress & good idea for the sleeves

BetsyJane said...

Lovely dress - and too cute shoes!

I say if you want to alter a vintage item slightly so it fits you better then go for it... as long as it's not a museum piece that is:)... after all you love it and you want to wear.

My main rule of thumb though is not to do anything that can't be undone - like I would never cut or trim anything off. I have taken in and let out seams, raised and lowered hems and removed sleeves (and kept them somewhere safe)

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

It looks cute sleeveless!

iron orchid vintage said...

Adorable dress!! I'm happy to hear it fits you better now:) Now you'll wear it at any chance you get, and that's the most important part isn't it?

Coedith said...

I think that is great advice. I wear vintage as I imagine vintage women did-and that often involved minor alterations. I know a lot of people disagree but for me respecting a dress is wearing it, not preserving it. My house dress I clean in is a swirl and I have stained it but I would rather that than be afraid to wear it.
I love your headband! You look adorable.

M. Belle said...

If altering makes the difference between a wearable garment and one that just sits in the closet then by all means alter it! The dress still has a vintage personality and you look adorable. Well done!

P.S. I just discovered your blog and am enjoying all the fun vintage eye candy! I'll be back soon.

Tasha said...

It looks great on you! Sometimes vintage needs a little love. I wouldn't be afraid to alter something for a better fit/to suit my needs. Kind of the "make do and mend" concept. Like Coedith, I'd rather see it worn and loved then sitting in my closet. :)

Twirl Vintage Co said...

So cute and I love the print and color combination!

art deco dame said...

you look so cute and that headband is amazing!

Katey said...

It looks adorable sleeveless. I just discovered your blog, and as a fellow curvy girl, the sleeve thing can be a big problem with me, especially with vintage. I've been trying to figure out ways to let out the sleeves in things without entirely cutting them off. I'll let you know if I make any headway. :P

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

You look super cute! I like the sleeves! :) Zoë x