Sunday, January 31, 2010

Silverlake Dress Treasure

Sundress from Silverlake Flea Market

This sweet little sundress from the Silverlake Flea Market was my reward yesterday for surviving unscathed (except mentally) 2 very close-call near-miss car crashes (someone ran a red on Robertson-almost hitting pedestrians and us and a bus almost turned into us) AND then experienced (but actually didn't witness - heard it then looked up to see the aftermath) a crash on Fountain... all within a 30 minute period. My absolute strangest and unsettling driving day in the 10 years I've been driving here.

But Sweetie-pie and I made it and joined friend Julia and her Steve, first for Kogi (our friend's first time!) then for a little treasure hunting therapy. I was expecting a larger event, but it had a good showing of vintage clothes vendors. Sweetie-pie first saw the dress and pointed it out (love it when he does that) and I returned the favor by finding him a great navy wool cardigan, both priced at $15

Sundress detail 1

Sundress detail 2

It appears to be handmade and I'm contemplating shortening it a bit, without messing with the too groovy scene and I'll wear it with a vintage leather belt.

This is my first vintage treasure find of the year!!! Great start if you ask me...

Until next time... Miss Absinthe


A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

This dress is absolutely darling! Thank you for following GirlWhimsy. Love your blog!

victoria.renee said...

what a cute dress! also, isn't silverlake lovely [when it's not busy being a pretentious hipster fest?] it should almost be embarrassing how lovely, quaint and dareisay romantic? it can be.

Polaroid soph said...

what a great find... if only we had vintage like hat in australia... you could def lose the bottom frill to shorten!