What is permanent?
I have sold several variations of this dress, but I am keeping this one. I tell myself that it is OK to keep one very perfect specimen from each "style" of vintage dress (unless the pattern or print is just amazing then I can keep more, say, "day dresses") and I do believe that this here is the most perfect version of this type of dress I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Hand embroidered flowers, perfect mid length, bright but not kitschy colors. Unless I find something incredibly better than this, its going into my permanent collection. Does any other seller have a permanent collection? I find that I have to have one to cope with the loss. Of course my idea of what stays in there changes each season. I have already sold off most of last year's "permanent collection" and have started a new one now. One day next year I will be feeling a fire under my bootie to sell some stuff and this years top picks will get to the shop, but its nice to think that I MIGHT have this forever. Its not likely but its comforting to tell myself that! Ah well, nothing stays forever right?
Dress: thifted vintage
Belt, purse, bracelets: thrifted