A Natural Hair and fashion lifestyle blog based in Sonoma County, in the heart of Wine Country. Amber serves up inspiration for winery tourism, vegetarian recipes, style, and skincare.

Vintage Dress with Fushia Escada heels

Vintage silk dress (1950's?) and pettiskirt, DIY clutch, and Escada heels
I bought this 100% silk vintage dress at a furniture store. I found it hanging in a 1970's armorer. No tag, simply hanging in the corner, like it had been completely forgotten. It's hand-sewn, and fits me like a glove!  The lady in the store gave it to me for $20!

While I absolutely love this dress, I was beginning to think that I was going to have to sell it. The dress is as light as air: just the slightest hint of wind, and I pull a Marylin Monroe. I found it so frustrating to only feel 50% comfortable. But then, when I found my pettiskirts, I knew my problem was solved. The addition of the skirt actually enhances the dress!

Have you seen the About Me page recently? It's been updated with a few frequently asked questions, with my answers. I also thought that it would be fun if the commenting was open on the page, that way if any readers have other questions, I'll be able to answer them there!

And this comment was just too cute (from my last post)
Hi Bessie! Yes, a photo in Chanel! We got quite the glares from the security guards, AND the camera flash went off, but alas, they didn't kick us out. Whew! While I really really would have been beyond excited to bring home a Chanel purse that day (or any day, really!), I didn't. Someday though! Someday...

PS A big warm welcome to my newest readers, The Ginger Goddess (new blogger!), Megan and Leroy. Thank you so much for becoming readers of Amber's Mouthwash! It really means a lot to me. Honestly. Thank you!


fashionwise said...

how cute are those heels !! love'm !

have you seen my new look?

Tanvi said...

That's a gorgeous dress!!! Love it paired with those heels!

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Movies on my Mind said...

Came here to ask you who John Mayer is but your dress distracted me Amber. I'm sure this was a calculated move on your part!

Bonnie said...

Do you actually have a pettiskirt underneath this dress? YOU ARE SO BADASS.
I'm in love with this dress. And the design. And how poofy it is.
I also love the shoes.
And your hair.
Okay. I just love you.

Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Bravoe Runway said...

Aww...thank you for the shout out! And OMG that dress is gorgeous! It fits you perfectly and I am just stunned that you were able to find a vintage piece in such immaculate condition! The flash went off in Chanel??? OH WOW...that is bold girl! What the hell it was your birthday! You deserved it!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That dress is gorgeous on you dear and what a great idea to use the petticoat! Ooh and Escada shoes-luxe indeed!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That dress is gorgeous on you dear and what a great idea to use the petticoat! Ooh and Escada shoes-luxe indeed!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

L'Iconoclaste said...

This gorgeous dress for 20 bucks ?! Lucky you !! You look like a princess :))

Tights Lover said...

I absolutely love that dress. How lucky to find it in a furniture store, of all places!

I'm glad you didn't have to get rid of it. It looks great on you!

olivias-pizzaz said...

ahhh love the colour and pattern and everything!! Great find!

Imogen said...

OMG WOW! I want this dress so much it is so unique and beautiful and so me! I love the style and print. I wish there were more dresses like this around.

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