Have You Seen My Glass Slipper?

Photo by Spike Marble

Photo by Spike Marble

You know that special item in your closet that makes you feel like someone else, or transports you to another time? For me, this is that dress. Every time I wear this dress, it makes me think of what Cinderella would have worn if she lived in the 1950s. Though this style of garment is far more Princess Grace than Disney Princess, it still leaves me longing for a midnight waltz with a handsome prince and those enviable glass slippers.

This vintage pencil dress is made of a thick taffeta in robins egg blue with silver embroidered flowers throughout, and comes with a matching belt. Its classic silhouette is figure-flattering and timeless, and the sparkly fabric gives it something extra. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this beauty tucked in the back of Stars Antique Market in Hermosa Beach, one of my favorite antique shops in SoCal. Stars is a giant barn-like antique shop that houses millions of unique treasures, and if you're not looking very carefully you could miss something special. I almost missed this dress, but once I tried it on, a couple of women in the shop gasped and said, "You must have that, it was meant for you!", like my own fairy godmothers. And it was love at first sight ("so this is love...mmmmm...so this is love..." anyone singing along with me here?)

The dress doesn't need very much in the way of accessories, as it stands out and sparkles on its own. I kept this look very simple with light makeup and a pair of nude lace heels from BCBG (which are  sold out everywhere online, except here). Anyone know where I can find a pair of glass slippers to wear with this dress next time?

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What I Wore

Dress: Vintage 1950's from Stars Antique Mall

Shoes: Opia Lace Pump in Nude from BCBG Max Azria

** exact pair can be found at Wal-Mart.com (oddly enough) or similar style found at TheRealReal

All photos by Spike Marble. Hair makeup & styling by Johanna Doll

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