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The Someday Dress

Sunday, April 14, 2013



1940's pink sheer sweetheart dress with victory rolls

Pj had to work yesterday but as soon as he got home from work, we went to my favorite produce market that opened a few weeks ago. I love spring time, when the fresh fruits and veggies are ripe and beautiful. I've been eating vegetables like they're going out of style and those green smoothies for breakfast must be slowly paying off because I finally fit into this 1940's sheer dress today!!!

Lately, I've been eating with a "What would Dita eat?" mentality. I read her week long food journal a while back and thought it all sounded so yummy, exotic and energizing. I've been absolutely exhausted lately and I think the diet soda, fast food and pasta has probably has a part in that.  I'm such a foodie so I've had a lot of fun checking out health food stores and the global foods market for some exotic seasonings and veggies and seeing what local markets have to offer. I may have to share some recipes later! Although a normal Midwestern mom doesn't often have access to sea urchin and squash blossoms (except from her garden), a dinner of roasted squash with smoky sea salt and drinking fancy tea all day sounds divine.

vintage straw embroidered purse and 1950s embroidered flower cardigan

victory rolls with bangs and 1940's sweetheart neckline pink sheer dress

 I bought this dress over a year ago on etsy but when it arrived, it was too snug so I never got a chance to wear it. I could have sold it but I decided that one day I would wear it. It sat in my closet since I bought it until yesterday morning when I thought "I wonder....?" I slipped it on, zipped it up and resolved to not have a bowl of banana pudding ice cream for lunch, in favor of a spring roll wrap with carrots, peppers, zuchhini, spinach, avocado, and cucumber.

1940's sheer pink dress- etsy
1950's pink beaded earrings- antique mall
straw embroidered handbag- estate
pink Crocs flats- Famous Footwear

27 Responses to “The Someday Dress”

  1. What and adorable dress! And congratulations for fitting into it. Your spring veggetable-based meals sound divine. I eat reasonably well, with monthly forays into some less-responsible habits, and I definitely think that eating good food has an effect on how I feel. And I have a whole other rant about diet sodas, but I don't want to make myself obnxious :)
    I read Dita's food diary (thank you for the link!) and particularly like her philosophy about saving indulgences for when they're worth it--must work on doing that myself, I've got a terrible sweet tooth. Goodness, she eats a lot of expensive and exotic things, though... truffles everywhere!

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  2. So happy for you , that your beautiful dress fits. It is beautiful and looks so pretty on you. SO proud you saved it and all the fruits/vegetables is paying off.. yea.

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  3. What a beautiful dress, you look so pretty in it. I love my grub too, but at least your New food choices have paid off.

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  4. I've not read Dita's food diary but it sounds like it would be a good read - I'll be having a look shortly. What a pretty dress as well!

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  5. Lovely, it was clever to keep it.

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  6. Congrats on being smaller! I'm so glad you kept this dress. Between your new bangs and the colors in this dress, your pretty eyes really pop!

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  7. You look sooo pretty! I like the sounds of that smoothie! Yummers! xox

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  8. Love the dress, you look so beautiful in it. Congrats on losing weight! I've been trying and have lost 12 pounds so far. Its so hard, I have to be conscious of every little thing I put into my mouth.

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  9. Oh, what a strikingly lovely, completely sweet dress. I adore the time worn colour palette and spirit of spring it positively sings with. You look so very gorgeous, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. Congrats on fitting into that beautiful dress! I also really liked reading Dita's food diary, and wish I could eat more like that. I know this is idiotic sounding, but I have 2 little kids, and just cannot find the time or energy to do a lot of chopping vegetables, therefore I really struggle to eat healthy meals. Any advice?

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    1. Oh not idiotic at all! I totally understand. I think that's why I love the green smoothies so much! Just openthe blender and shove in any fruit and veg you have on hand. add some juice or water and done! I do like two huge handfuls of spinach, an apple, just chop it off the core, 1/2 banana, handful of baby carrots, a squirt of lime or lemon juice or a whole, peeled clementine. Takes less than 3 minutes and I can drink my breakfast while I check emails in the morning :) Oh- and tastes best cold. Also, sometimes I will have a chopping session where I sit for 20 minutes or so and cut up veggies for the week. Put them in a wrap or whatever. They have these jar salads that you can make and they last up to 7 days in the fridge! You can whip them up during nap time one day per week and you have fresh awesome (non-wilted) salads with dressing already in them all week! I found tons of jar salad ideas on Pinterest http://www.greenplaterule.com/recipes/mason-jar-salads/

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    2. Thank you so much. I'll definitely try the green smoothies. And the jar salad is the most brilliant idea! I can definitely make those one night a week.

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  11. Oh, I adore this dress. And congrats, it's wonderful when you can shop your own closet.

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  12. That is a truly gorgeous dress! How exciting that you're now able to wear it!

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  13. It is Beautiful and suits you very well!
    I read Dita's journal- and while her meals sound very exciting, I can't imagine the rest of my household going for it all ;)
    Plus- I hate tea and am allergic to fish :/ Oh well-fresh foods are coming into the stores here too :) (And our market will be back to weekly soon!)

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  14. Congratulations! I bet it was such a thrill to put on a dress you couldn't wear before:) Your hair looks fabulous as well. You really are a pro at retro hairstyles:) Your dress is divine:) I bet it feels nice not to have to bundle up!

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  15. I envy you! Did you go out to Monarch for your veg? That was always our favorite!

    Hugs

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  16. You look so pretty! Your dress is lovely. Are there any particular sites that have mostly plus size vintage clothing? I have come across some, and they're very expensive. I really would like to find some all cotton 50s and 60s day dresses, they must be so comfy in the summer. Our summers here in PA are very humid.

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  17. I agree, all of the sites that cater to plus sizes are very expensive. I don't buy a ton of my vintage online anymore but when I do, I search by lowest price first and add "xl" or "plus size" or something like that to my search. You can find a lot of great deals that way. Have you looked at 60's nylon dresses on etsy and ebay? They are SO comfortable, easily washed, no iron needed and fabulous in the humidity. I have a few Shelton Strollers and similar dresses in nylon that I adore. They often have very pretty prints and unique details like shaped collars, rhinestone buttons and many of them zip up the front. Search "nylon dress" or "zip front dress"

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  18. I have seen some 60's nylon dresses, and they are usually much cheaper. The only reason I've passed on them is thinking I would get too hot. I know summers in Missouri are hot and humid, I lived there back in 2005 in Springfield! If you recommend nylon I will surely start buying. I love the option of the zip front as well, very easy dressing. Thank you so much for your help!

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    1. Yeah I like them a lot! The nylon is very light and slinky and they feel very comfortable in the heat and although the nylon is a synthetic, they breathe very well. Give one a try and let me know what you think! :)

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  19. Love your dress! x

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  20. You look lovely and how nice to fit into something that didn't fit previously, I've been experiencing some of that lately and there really is nothing better!! No food tastes as good as getting into a smaller dress feels, I remind myself of that!

    I read Dita's menu and although it sounds delicious, there are days I see almost no carbs, not sure I could do that, but I am veggie and make all my own meals so I'm pretty healthy!

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  21. You look so summery and lovely :) Love the colours of the dress and how fab that it now fits!

    I have to look at my diet since my recent diagnosis - I have been filling my recipe book up today with healthy options :)

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  22. I am so happy for you! Dita's food journal was certainly inspiring. This came at a perfect time too because my sister and I have just started a "Cleanse" called Whole30 which is basically more strict Paleo eating (no sugar/sweeteners/honey, no grains, no dairy, etc). I'm only at the end of day 2, but I feel better already!

    Abbi

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