The one item from my wardrobe I could not live with out is a beautiful 40’s inspired frock by Betsey Johnson. I purchased this dress in Vancouver a few summers ago, when on a mini vacation. Normally, I am not one to wear red ( in fact, I usually stick to black) but this dress made me feel like a million bucks. The beautiful, floral silk hung perfectly one me, and I knew it was coming home with me. The shoulder have a little padding, adding to the vintage silhouette, and it hits just at my knee- the perfect length. It has three faux buttons, a small sash, and lovely red trim peaking out at the bottom. This dress makes me feel beautiful, sophisticated, and nostalgic- everything I could want in a frock. My favorite ers are the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, so any piece that makes me feel like I could be from one of those times, usually becomes an instant favorite. This Betsey Johnson dress is something I could not have passed up and every time I slip it on, I feel transported to a time where women would get dolled up for a night on the town in their best dresses, pumps, fur coats, and lustrous lipstick. I think every gal needs a dress that makes then feel like the most glamorous girl in the room and this is the one that does it for me.
I once wore this dress on a date, paired with kitten heels, red lips, and victory rolls. I was already feeling pretty good, but what made my day was when a man ( whom I was not on a date with) approached my table just to tell me he couldn’t help but notice me as I looked like I was from the 40’s. This made me fall in love with my dress that much more and completely made all the time and effort put into getting ready worth it. I’m sure any vintage lover feels the same when they get told them look right out of the era they admire most.
So, this is the piece I could no live without- my gorgeous, red silk, 40’s inspired, Betsey Johnson frock, purchased on a hot summer day, with no regrets.