Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Vintage black maxi dress love. It's groovy baby.

vintage black maxi dress


I just found one of my favorite dresses again! My 1970's vintage black maxi dress of fabulousness. There are no words for how awesome this dress is.



I feel like a disco princess every time I wear it! I always imagine the woman who owned this black maxi before me dancing the night away with her glorious feathered hair and sky-high metallic heels. And even though I'm not quite that glamorous, I feel a little more fabulous when I have it on.


vintage black maxi dress

I actually didn't know I still had this black maxi dress, I found it going through our garage last week. Apparently when the hubby and I first moved our of our apartment (almost four years ago) I packed it away in a box. And then that box sat at our house in Washington for three years until we moved to Idaho!

How embarrassing.

But I am so, so glad I found this dress again! It was such an amazing thrift store find. I bought it at Value Village (Savers) on $1 Monday for only $1. I wore it out on a BFF sushi and shopping date with Hilary, and I got no less then three random compliments on it.

Because the dress is groovy enough on it's own, I paired it with some pretty simple accessories. I wore brown wedge heels (which you can't see) and I layered three delicate triangle themed necklaces from F21:

vintage black maxi dress

I added a big brown belt and gold bangles. I love this belt, nothing makes you look thinner and curvier then a gigantic belt at your natural waist!

vintage black maxi dress

For when it got chilly I added a denim jacket and my ubiquitous vintage brown La Bagagarie cross body bag.

vintage black maxi dress

Vintage Black Maxi Dress: Thrifted at Value Village for $1. Denim jacket: Gap, thrifted from Goodwill, $6, Belt: Online (can't remember where) $2, Bangles: Thrifted over several years, approximately $6, La Bagagarie bag: Thrifted from the Salvation Army for under $3, Necklaces: F21,  $5.40 for all three. Brown wedges: Fred Meyer (2009) stolen from my Mom.

So what do you think? Has anyone else out there ever found any amazing vintage pieces that make them feel as groovy as this dress makes me feel?

~Jessica



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44 comments:

  1. Fun outfit! I love finding good deals and really love when I find my lost treasures hiding out in boxes that I packed ;-) Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  2. I need a black maxi! You look great!

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  3. This is so lovely! You look stunning...

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  4. LOVE the dress- you look great! It is indeed fabulousness! And it looks wonderful paired with the belt :]

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  5. Cute dress! It looks great on you!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty

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  6. I love the dress. Can't believe you got it for $1. Totally amazing. Entire outfit is beautiful. :)

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  7. I've been loving the maxi dresses!! Yours is a great look with the draped front! And, Omg, I haven't thought of belting one yet. I've had a super cute vintage belt I bought on Etsy with a leather toggle, but haven't used yet. I just bought a strapless navy maxi dress that ties with strings that tie around the neck today. It has a large white tie dye circle at the bottom side. My etsy belt would look great with it. Pinning yours to my style board! Great post! Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html

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  8. So cute! I love it styled with the jacket :)

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  9. Groovy indeed! What a great dress. Love the simple accessories with it, too. :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, that dress is completely amazing. The brown belt is perfection and so are the accessories. Gorgeous!

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  11. What a steal! It is an amazing dress!!!!

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  12. What a gorgeous dress ~ and you look FABULOUS in it! Pinning!

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  13. I really like the bows on the straps of this dress.

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  14. You look gorgeous! What a steal I'm that maxi! I love a good thrift :)
    Ginny

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  15. Wow! Seriously amazing find! Vintage cool and oh so sexy! Looks fabulous on you, and I love the necklaces and bracelets with which you styled it!

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Cassie! I LOVE your style so coming from you that's a huge compliment!

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  16. So I guess not everything from 70s fashion was bad!! LOL you wear that well. I like it! Thanks for linking up with pin it! Tuesday!

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  17. We love vintage clothing and WE agree the dress is GROOVY (we love that word too) - great styling - great look!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you linked back to us. -xoxo

    Happy 4th of July!

    Sharon and Denise
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  18. you look amaze-balls in this dress and i am in love with the triangle trio - can't wait to try something similar. thansk fro the inspiration and thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

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    1. I'm obsessed with those simple and delicate layering necklaces from F21. At $1.80 a pop it's so hard to say no! I now have triangles in silver too...

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  19. What an amazing find! Woohoo! And you look fab.u.lous. in it!
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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  20. Okay - Most perfect black maxi ever!!!

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  21. I agree with the above comment! Perfect Maxi dress. Comfy but sophisticated and I love the brown belt with it. You look great! I need to get a black one. So much more versatile than the prints I have. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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    1. Thanks! I actually found it a bit harder to style then my printed maxi's, just because it comes across as way too formal for everyday wear if not styled correctly. But now that I've gotten the hang of it I'm in love!

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  22. One dollar?? So sophisticated and it fits you beautifully! I love impaired with that belt!
    XO,
    Christy

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  23. OMggeezz! are you serious? $1??? gotta move to your neighborhood for sure! It looks awesome on you! very nice!
    Came over to visit you from a Pinch of Joy party!
    Lizy@http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

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  24. You look great in that black maxi. I love the drapey neckline. It reminds me of one of my dresses. Love it with that wide brown belt. I found you on Sunday Style on Plane Pretty.

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    1. The drapey neckline is awesome...I always think its really flattering! Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Wow! That maxi is gorgeous! I love the neckline!

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  26. I can't believe that dress was $1! That's incredible, because it's stunning.

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  27. Love this dress on you! I was checking out maxi dresses at the Gap the other day and felt like they would be too lose and relaxed for me, totally going to "borrow" your idea of using a belt and denim jacket to finish off the look!

    Raj
    Pink Chai Style

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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  29. I love this outfit, thanks for sharing! Spent quite a bit of time reading around you blog, great stories, loved learning all about you and your sister in law. Visiting from Craftomaniac!

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  30. Gorgeous! I can't believe you only paid ONE DOLLAR for that dress. It looks fabulous on you! :)

    Thanks for linking up with us for Much Ado About Monday. Have a great weekend!

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  31. I love this look! The belt totally pulls it together and the layered necklaces-swoon :) Thanks for linking up to Loves on a Thursday!

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  32. Such an awesome dress for $1. Thanks for linking up last week for Favorite Fashion Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    $25 Pay Pal Cash Giveaway!

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  33. I love this dress, it looks so comfy! I hope I can find one and ill pair it with my new handbag! So cute.

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