Ok so I have to confess that I haven't actually worn this dress out yet. I always try & post outfits I've actually lived in because that's the point right? Anyway, I got this at a flea market at Bristol City Football Club a few months back. It was actually pretty disappointing vintage wise (considering that was the biggest thing on the poster) with overpriced stuff from boutiques I already choose to avoid, rather than part time sellers. One had this beau hanging behind it & I swear in my head I pushed a lady inspecting some spoons out of the way to get to it.
It's like the thickest stiffest cotton velvet in the world, with these neat button cuffs & a massive sash through the middle. It's really like nothing I would ever consider buying. But it was beautiful! Following on from my birthday post, when I was little I had this red velvet dress with long sleeves & I loved it. I remember at fruit circle time (passing around a bowl of fruit that everyones bought in) a boy told me he liked my dress & that I was beautiful. For the very first time! It all seems a little scewed now, god knows where he got that, but I remembered it. & whilst I largely disagree with dressing up for someone else, I've been on the hunt for a long sleeved velvet dress ever since.
God knows where I'll wear it. The bf said he'll put on a suit & we'll go dancing. But for now I shall admire it hanging on the back of my bedroom door & pose in doll-like pictures. Defo worth it. Oh & before I forget thank you so much to Emily for featuring me alongside some blogging greats as one of her favs, how am I doing on the more face front?