BY TARA BURKE
Y’all know I love thrifting and finding great vintage pieces. I found this amazing 40s style dress on my last thrifting adventure and it has become one of my favorite vintage purchases. It has so many cute details and is a great representation of how Dior’s “New Look” trickled down into casual ready-to-wear during the late 1940s.
This dress features a cute keyhole design, faux pearl buttons, flouncy sleeves, a lace-up back and the most adorable daisy pattern all over it. I wore it to Tulip Festival in Albany, NY, which is a festival displaying a beautiful … you guessed it … tulip garden. They also have tons of food trucks, vendors and have two stages of live music. I thought it was the perfect occasion to wear this dress, smell some flowers and listen to folksy music.
I also had to stop at this willow tree for some photos because ever since I was a kid I’ve adored weeping willows. I think they’re so romantical.
I styled the look with a pair of black mule wedges and this fun Steve Madden purse. I love how the red almost paracord string looks against the leather. The pop of color, the unique design and leather tassel make it a great festival bag.