Vintage Floral Dress

dress : vintage, similar // jacket : old, similar // bag : Coach, similar // sneakers : Superga // sunglasses : Ray-Ban

Last weekend Jeff and I trekked out to The Big Reuse in Brooklyn to hunt for some "found objects" to use as decoration at our wedding. We are going with an industrial vibe for the decor so vintage items work really well, also they are unique and cheap = win, win. We had some great spring weather and I jumped at the chance to wear one of my new vintage dresses

When I bought this dress it was down to my mid-calves and had some terrible 80's sleeves. I really liked the idea of keeping the long sleeves but decided they needed a little help. I narrowed the shoulder seam and added some elastic to the sleeve hem. I also chopped the length off to be a mini instead of midi. I left the rest of the dress as is, using a belt to blouse up on the bodice a bit. Since this retro floral print can skew a bit matronly, I wanted to style it in a way that was decidedly young - tossing on a leather jacket and pairing with sneakers did the trick. 

I've officially become obsessed with vintage floral dresses this spring. I just went again to my local vintage store yesterday and got a few more finds. I can't stop! They are just so cheap I can't resist pushing my design skills and trying new things. I am so excited to share more of them with you guys as they are perfect for spring and summer.

I bought these black Superga sneakers a couple of years ago now and the longer I've had them the more I like them. I find the black color to be so versatile and they are comfortable too. I have my eye on the white pair as a great option for summer as well.

Whether you're into vintage or not, a dark ground floral dress is a pretty solid investment into your spring wardrobe. These styles can be paired with flats for work, heels for dinner or sneakers for kicking it around town like me. I've included links to some of my favorites below.

dress : vintage, similar // jacket : old, similar // bag : Coach, similar // sneakers : Superga // sunglasses : Ray-Ban