Yesterday was my father’s birthday, so I took him and my mother to Sowa open market, a great open-air market full of amazing foods, jewelry, artwork, and knick-knacks from independent sellers. There’s also great range of vintage sellers there. So yeah, I took my dad there for his birthday but it was kind of for me too.
I walked away from Gypsy Vintage’s stand with a lovely army green, boxy tee and was nearly out of earshot when my mother picked up a dress and said “oh, that’s pretty.” Of course I fell in love with it. After a bit of bargaining, we decided to “share” the dress. Which means that I snuck it into my closet with full intentions of wearing it right away. I love that my mother has such good taste!
How fun is this dress? Does it remind anyone else of Marc Jacobs or is that wishful thinking on my part? It’s a tent shape, so it’s hugely voluminous and could probably be belted. But I loved the casual feel of just letting it swing around. Seriously, it’s better than air conditioning! I also wanted to share my new purse from TJ Maxx. Ever since Boston Fashionista shared an article on facebook about the dangers of carrying large, heavy purses, I’d been on the lookout for something small and structured. This totally fit the bill.
I’m not a fan of Mondays, but starting the week with a pretty new dress has done wonders for my mood. I highly recommend it!
dress- Gypsy vintage
shoes- Steve Madden
purse- TJ Maxx