Vintage, vintage, vintage. It’s all that’s on my mind. Vintage clothing can be hard to curate because it’s a process of searching, finding, altering, and then getting to wear. I’ve found myself gravitating towards a wardrobe of mainly vintage, but sometimes it can be difficult because vintage stores can be a hit or miss. Luckily for me, I found this polka dot tie dress on a whim. The problem is I bought it a season before I could even wear it. However, when I bought the dot I knew I’d finally get a chance to wear it in Paris where the weather actually gets cold. Are button-down dresses your style. Spot the dot!
This was one of the craziest blog shoots, ever! The weather that day was SO unpredictable. The day went from heavy showers, to sun, to black clouds, and then hail! It hailed about 15 minutes after we finished our shoot and then immediately went back to a sunny day. Such a strange and drastic change in weather! Just look at the change of lighting in the photos…we were only there for about 30 minutes!
Oh, and did I mention it was absolutely freezing here? This Southern girl can’t handle the cold weather. I’ve literally started to wear tights under everything for that extra bit of added warmth. Anything helps.
I found this dress from Vintage Martini, a vintage store located in Dallas, Texas. I was able to find this store because one of my favorite bloggers mentioned it on her blog or Instagram, and of course, I had to check it out! They have a great online store with so many selections. I picked a 1960s Galanos polka dot dress. I’ve mentioned a few times that I might have a thing for polka dots, and it’s starting to become an issue. Sadly, the dress is a little too big, but the tie waist helps the dress has a shape.
For accessories, I added a pink coat and blue flats from H&M and a black headband from Primark. I absolutely adore my pink coat. Parisians tend to favor neutrals or dark colors, so sometimes I think this pink coat is a little too bright. But why fit in? I want to stand out!
By the way, does anyone recognize this bridge? If you’ve seen Inception, this is the bridge where Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page are walking together and he mentions *never* to construct dreams from reality. The bridge is Pont Bir Hakeim, and it’s one of my favorite bridges in Paris. There’s a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and a small walking area along the Seine. If it wasn’t so cold, I probably would have spent some time out there having a picnic!