It's Friday yet again and hope everyone is having a great time!!! I can't wait to spend some time with the family this weekend and maybe even pitch our tent in the backyard and pretend like we are up in the mountains on a vacation and camping. That is if it doesn't rain on us. We will see! Anyway, here are some photos of me and one of my favorite vintage dresses that I have accumulated over the years.
Montgomery Ward Pink Dress: Vintage and Thrifted for another $1
Belt: thrifted 50cents
Shoes: Payless. Old like six years ago?
You might think that I am lying to you about the price of this vintage dress, but I am not. I just wish I had a photo to prove to you that this dress actually was $1 when I bought it at the rummage sale. I have accumulated few vintage pieces in my rummage sale shopping adventure and I am excited to share with you some of them in the future. This is one of those dollar vintage dresses that I bought. I had this when I was pregnant with my second one thinking that if it doesn't fit me after pregnancy that I will sell it online, but I ended up keeping it and loving it. I don't know, maybe someday I'll sell it? Right now, I am loving this. The elastic on the waist was already old, I had to fix it and sewn in a new one. You can't see it because of the belt, but it is way better now. The collar and the pleated bottom is just darling. And not to mention the dress is pink.
I am not so sure about the history of this dress as I am no expert, but I think it's around late 60's or maybe older than that. I am not so sure, so if you know something please let me know. Anyway, here is a little history about Montgomery Ward that I found from a website called Vintage Fashion Guild.
"Montgomery Ward was the world’s first mail order catalog business. It was established in 1872 by Aaron Montgomery Ward. The business was catalog-only until 1926, when the first Montgomery Ward store was opened in Plymouth, Indiana. Within four years there were more than 500 stores across the country.
During the 1950s Montgomery Ward began to fall behind its competition, as most major retailers were moving to the suburbs, a move that Montgomery Ward thought to be too expensive. By the 1970s the company was in serious trouble. They continued to struggle and in 1997 declared bankruptcy. They were able to reorganize and emerged in 1999 as Wards. Unfortunately, this was not successful and the company announced it was closing in 2000. The last Wards store closed in 2001.
In 2004 an Iowa-based company bought the rights to the Montgomery Ward and Wards names and started an online and catalog company using the names. This company was sold to catalog
giant Swiss Colony in 2008. "
Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com
My little bee's wearing thrifted top, Lovely Pocket Diaper in Zebra, and DIYed Argyle baby legs. I made her that baby legs out of knee-high socks.
My little girl was crying because she wanted to be in the picture with mama. She just woke up and was missing me. Look at that cloth diaper of hers. So cute!
She is now seven months old and 17 pounds. Surely is growing up fast! We love you little bee.
I feel very vintage-y like mama.
A close up of the awesome collar.
That pointed, button-detailed collar, I love it!
It's funny because as I was sitting here typing, I happened to look to my left and I noticed my husband's old record player 8 track and it says "Montgomery Ward." My husband said that, that is where they used to shop clothes and things just like SEARS now a days before they ran out of business. How about that! Have a great almost weekend, everyone! Be safe!
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