On Saturday I was out running a few errands (mailing packages, picking up a few greeting cards) and despite the fact that I know better, I popped into Cabaret Vintage on Queen St. West. I walk past it twice a day and usually covet the clothing in their windows like this yellow dress. Not to mention the obviously fabulous bow tie and cardigan.
I found the yellow dress but alas it was tiny so I looked around and found a few other items to try on, including somethings from their basement sale.
I ended up leaving with this dress.
Not quite the candid smile from last time but still looking happy to be in a pretty dress.
This is a little more covered than I am usually but I enjoy the slightly dropped waist and floral border.
The label inside says "Made in Paris exclusively for Mary Korolnek Imports, Toronto, Canada". Seems to be from the 1960s.
Dress: Cabaret Vintage
Shoes: Kate Spade (last worn here)
Looking back to that photo, my hair was pretty long and is now getting to that length again. I think I'm liking it longer.
And the back. I like how the pattern of the polka dots line up along the zipper. It needs some TLC at the bottom of the zipper to resew the upper to the lining but I think I can handle that with some hand sewing.
What sold me on this dress was the floral border. It's a surprising touch on the navy/white dress.