a couple of days ago this dress arrived from sugarlips. when i had initially seen the dress online i knew that the style was a far cry from the 1940s/1950s vintage inspired/retro style i've grown accustomed to. the crochet and braiding detailing screams 1970s boho chic, but i couldn't help but be drawn to the fun art deco-esque triangle print, and the sexy but sweet open shoulders. flash forward a week or so later, i find myself feverishly opening a package, slipping out of a 1950s striped number, and into this soft flowy dress. after a minute or so of twirling around i realized that the bottom half of the dress was a perfect circle skirt. so with the help of a petticoat i added a bit of fluff to the dress, giving it that 1950s full skirt silhouette. throw in some vintage black velvet heels and a peach braided velvet headband i had made just 30 minutes before taking pictures, and i had cute retro look that turned out to be exactly my style.
peach braided velvet headband - diy