The Ladybug Celebrates Summer: Pollinating a Floral Vintage Dress!

This week in Italy begins our country wide “Summer vacation.”  Nobody’s around; everyone (or quite everyone!) is on holiday, so I decided to join them… at least in my mind and through my wardrobe with this lovely red floral dress that I bought in a vintage shop in Milan this past June.

I was walking down Corso di Porta Ticinese when I spotted this lovely vintage shop: a small cave of vintage treasuries! Backstage Vintage is really one of the places to visit in Milan to find incredible pieces at affordable prices. I got a couple of things there and every piece was absolutely stunning!

This dress has an amazing floral pattern and a lovely shape (especially the squared neck and straps) even if I decided to add a white vintage belt (actually a piece of another vintage dress!!) to accentuate the waist.

I added 2 pink touches: a pink bangle with balls (!) and pink shoes from a thrifting expedition at the Salvation Army in New York (more will be said about that afternoon in Disneyland soon!).

Happy summer to everybody!

(Photo Credit: KNAGUI)