Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Outfit Post: Underwear as Outerwear

van raalte night gown leaf leaves
Being on Etsy so much I come across a lot of vintage items. Some of them I decide that I can't live without. It's tricky, isn't it? Because until you see it, you never knew you needed it. But once you see it, now you know it's out there. And there's a very good chance it's the only one of its kind, or the only one still existing in your size...and you have to get it.

One of my favorite shops on Etsy is Minxouri Vintage. Maya's items are incredibly tasteful, her shop well curated, and everything always comes so nicely packaged. Plus, her prices are good. You really can't go wrong.

Today, my dress and belt both came from Maya's shop Minxouri Vintage.The dress is actually a 1950s/early 60s nightgown by Van Raalte. I loved the leaf pattern and the way it scattered across the skirt. The belt is stretchy and looks like copper scales. This was a popular belt style, but this one is particularly well made and sturdy. I have a similar one in black that is waiting to go to the shop.

van raalte night gown leaf leaves

van raalte night gown

foxburrow vintage

van raalte night gown

Part of the way through the photoshoot, my husband showed up at the gate.

Foxburrow Vintage

Dress (nightgown), Minxouri Vintage, similar here
Earrings, Vintage, similar here
Bracelet, Vintage, similar here
Necklace, (old) Forever 21
Cardigan, Jcrew
Shoes, Marco Tozzi

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