Everyone has their own opinions on what makes a dress 'perfect'.
Some people love pockets, some people love a wiggle silhouette.
My idea of the perfect dress would be a peter-pan collar, tailored details, sturdy fabric and a smart-casual style.
I think it just arrived yesterday! I have to warn you before the photos that its 6.30am in the morning and I look very sleepy.
I'm madly in love with this dress - the fabric is a heavy rayon challis with a tiny herringbone weave to it. The buttons and piping are made from a red taffetta, and the 3/4 cuffed sleeves look so classy.
The brooch is a 1940's celluloid sweethear brooch - and the little 'love letter' dangling from the end is made out of cardboard! I'm suprised it lasted so long.
The seller (DangerouCurvesVtg in the UK) said the dress is 1940's, but I'm not sure. The fabric certainly feels right, but the gored skirt and styling seems more early 1950's to me. Not that it matters really.
And this is how I dressed for work today - do you wear vintage to work?
It's our first wedding anniversary so I made a little bit of an effort so I could dash straight out and meet Jakk for dinner afterwards. Hence getting up at 5.30am to hot-set my hair.
It was a really lovely start to the day seeing New Zealand pass it's same-sex marriage bill, and the ministers singing the Maori love song 'Pokarekare Ana' in celebration (flash forward to 1.15 on the video if you want to get teary).