This is the vintage dress I thrifted last month – it’s quite lovely, isn’t it? The floral pattern looks rather modern to me, so maybe it’s not as vintage as I assumed based on the construction of the dress (the lining and hems are exquisite). Or, perhaps, abstract florals have been a thing for a long time.
Of course, because it’s winter and because I wore this to work, I added a topper in the form of my cream coloured Theory cardigan (a Winners clearance rack find from last year). I like how the relaxed style of the cardigan modernizes the classic vibe of the dress. The gold shoes were a more recent Winners clearance find. I think they’re a surprisingly versatile alternative to nude pumps; the gold is subtle, not too disco, although the I did get a “twinkle toes” comment from a cheeky co-worker.