December 29, 2010

Hard to Let Go

There are some sales I look back on and I completely do miss having those certain vintage items hanging in my closet, ready to look at.  These were the bittersweet sales- the sales that I was extremely excited about, yet actually groaned out loud because I would not be able to gaze and admire them whenever I wanted. 

Here are my top 5 bittersweet sales of 2010, and wouldn't you know it, most are dresses from the 50s- my favorite!  At least I still have pictures to look at.

This dress was absolutely my favorite and had little sparkles with an attached crinoline. It sold within the hour- sigh.

This dress with matching bolero had the most hearts in my shop and it finally found a new, good home today.  Happy, but sad to see it leave!

I really considered keeping this dress, but my ever growing belly and my lack of knowledge of the future prevented me from doing so.  I wouldn't want to keep it and then realize I couldn't fit into it after the birth of my 2nd child. 

This Lanz dress had the cutest print of wedding bells, a church, and a bride and groom.

I was planning on wearing this amazing Alix of Miami chiffon dress to a wedding because it's gorgeous and actually fit perfectly!  I decided to list it anyway, but it sold within 10 minutes.  I literally yelled out loud. My fault.

There are so many more, but these have to be my top 5 that were hard to let go.


  1. I can see why it sold in 10 mins! My god that's beautiful!

  2. Hi Anna,

    I must say that I am EVER so glad you decided to list the first dress ~ you see, I saw it on your blog when you put the new listing up and wanted to buy it so badly, but couldn't decide if I could justify spending the money on it. While I was hemming and hawing; trying to make up my mind. I decided I would get it and oh dear! I'd taken too long and it sold...

    I was gutted, but moved on, because what can you do? But then I got an early Christmas present from my amazing husband and guess what? He'd bought it for me!! Being privy to my indecisiveness he'd made up my mind for me, although I didn't know it at the time!

    It is the perfect party dress ~ I wore it on Christmas day although the baby bump made it necessary to hitch the waist up under my ribcage!

    I love this dress; it's my very first original 50s piece, so thank you for finding it and giving it up. ^ __ ^

    bonita of Depict This!

  3. Bonita!

    That is such a great story! I'm so glad you could wear it, even with your baby bump! You must be one slender mama! Post pics on your blog! I want to see. By the way, your husband sounds quite wonderful!

    Congrats on becoming a mom! Love it! yay!

  4. Oh thank you! I am putting up an outfit post for tomorrow and you will be able to see it on my blog. : D

    My hubby is amazing; he is so sweet to me.
    ^ w ^

    Thanks ~ it's my first, so we'll have to see how I get on... > <

    bonita of Depict This!