One of the things that I often ask to other vintage lovers is the way they feel when they wear a vintage piece. I am one of those people thinking that a piece of clothing or accessory has energy and that we can feel and live that energy when we wear it. If this theory is valuable for every dress, shoes or hat that we wear it is amplified when it comes to vintage pieces.
The same fact that the same piece lived before me with one or maybe more people through the decades gets me excited. In time I realized that when I wear one of these vintage pieces and look at myself at the mirror, I smile. As this happens on a regular basis I can conclude that wearing a vintage piece makes me happy. This may be one of the explanations for my unconditional love for vintage!
Whatever the explanation is, I love this shirt dress very much: I bought it during my last weekend in Bruxelles a few months ago, at Episode Vintage one of my favorite vintage venues in town. I thought it was too small for me so I gave it to my friend who is thinner and taller so that she could try it. She was too tall for the dress and she insisted that I tried it because it was too good to leave it there!
When I put it on me it was just perfect and I smiled a lot: my friend was right, I couldn’t leave without it!
Today I used it for work, pairing it with Topshop skinny belt, retro inspired t-bar shoes from New York and Miu Miu bag.
Of course, I also paired it with a huge and sincere smile!