If there’s anything that will get me out of my anti-January-outfit slump, it’s a contest for which I can’t envision NOT participating. Oh, and a haircut…but more pictures to come of my pixie cut VERY soon!
Artifaktori is a fabulous vintage chain with two superb locations in Greater Boston. While I have visited and oogled the gorgeous party dresses at the Davis Square location once before, I haven’t actually purchased anything…but I do have a (growing) stash of vintage finds, and I love to get gussied up. Last evening (on the last possible day I could submit photos for the contest), I styled up my favorite casual/cocktail looks…and here are the results! (Admittedly, I was thinking specifically about channeling Doris Day in the first outfit and personifying Daisy from The Great Gatsby in the second…)
Just as a vintage shopping hint for tall ladies—I always request the length of dresses if I am buying online, and ask sellers as to whether or not there is extra fabric to let down. I have found that 42″-43″ from shoulder to hem is an optimal dress length for me—a bit above the knee (flattering) but still appropriate! And I always check the shoe racks at Goodwill/Salvation Army as the vintage 11s/12s tend to stand out visually and be a little less popular than the size 6-8 styles.
Happy vintage-hunting, ladies!
***All photos courtesy of my lovely fiance, Mike. Please follow him on Twitter @nomoneyconnolly