Saturday, September 15, 2012

eBay Treasure

This dress is a little bittersweet for me.  I had originally got it from eBay to wear to the wedding of my then-boyfriend's sister.  Suffice to say, he split up with me shortly after I won the auction and when it came in the post, I just left it hanging in my closet.  It was too hard to look at it without having those memories come back.  But the dress was just way too beautiful to go unworn.  I thought, forget him, I'm not going to let him ruin this dress for me.

I knew I wanted to wait to wear it somewhere beautiful.  So when the opportunity arose for me to go to Grings Mill Park, I knew just the frock I wanted to wear there.

 Outfit Details:
vintage 1940's dress {eBay}
shoes {Baker's, gift}
handbag, belt {thrifted}
vintage jewelry {from my paternal grandmother}

I love this outfit so much that I'm debating if I should wear it to see Celtic Thunder this coming week.  I'm torn between this one and my 1950's evening dress.  The 1950's one is a bit more fancy and it was my inteded outfit since I haven't had a place to wear it yet.  But now I'm pondering if it's a bit too fancy, and I should wear something simple yet elegant like this dress.  I suppose I will yo-yo back and forth until Wednesday arrives and I am forced to make a decision.  The weather, I'm sure, will play a part in this as well.  It's slowly starting to cool down so the 1950's dress should keep me warm enough inside the Hershey Theatre.  Hmm...only time will tell.  Here is the other dress:

It has a black (velvet-esque) bodice with 3/4 length sleeves, a sort of orange bottom with black lace overlay, tulle underneath to make the skirt full, and a black belt with a bow on the back made of the same material as the bodice.  Any opinions on which I should choose?

Want to see what photos didn't make it on the blog?  There are a bunch from this shoot.  Head over to my Facebook for a peek.


  1. Your pictures are stunning! The camera loves you!

    1. Thank you, Mum! I did have a good photographer...

  2. Ah, both dresses in this post are gorgeous! That berry color is so perfect on you, and the vintage 50's dress is breathtaking!

    1. Thank you! I love both dresses as well. I was so torn between the two, but after the poll results from Instagram and Facebook, I ended up wearing the black 1950's frock. It was a hit. I am going to try to post photos on Saturday of the photoshoot with that dress.

      Love, Kristi