Even though I only just scored this vintage dress last summer, it takes me back. It has a hippy, flower-child vibe (especially with it’s original long length) that takes me back to growing up in Oregon. Around Eugene, to be exact, a city teeming with hippies.
Even though the gray Oregon skies don’t agree with me, that place is in my blood. And apparently 23 years of your life there will be apparent. I recently met an older couple at the restaurant where I work, they came in for dinner and we hit it off. We were chatting for a bit when they asked me if I’ve ever been to Portland. They were from Oregon but spend winters down in Arizona, and they thought I reminded them of the people back in their home state. They were shocked when I told them I grew up in Oregon, and pretty proud of themselves for spotting one of their own.
I would never label my style “hippy”, but there’s something about peace, love, and tie-dye that makes me homesick.
I bought this dress for $2 at an estate sale, but it’s been sitting in my alterations pile since last summer. It just needed to be shortened, the long length was not my style.
And now for the before and after, and remember- frumpiness adds to the “before” effect :P I didn’t do a proper hem, I just decided to lop it off and sew on a ruffly bias trim. Easy Peasy.
dress: vintage, estate sale
shoes: Buffalo Exchange, years ago
lilies & plant stands: gifts from Brian
What are your plans for the weekend? We are off to Tucson for a wedding and I’m so excited to celebrate with them!This entry was posted in outfits and tagged crafting, DIY, oregon, t-store scores, vintage. ← Tuesday Tunes: Le Tigre What to Wear: to work →