vintage fun

I have been meaning to stop in Dolly's for sometime now. Every time we are in Durham for dinner we drive by it and I look longingly at the adorable storefront of their new location. I had the perfect excuse to do some shopping there today. I am attending a 50's themed bridal shower in a few weeks and was in desperate need of a housewife-esque dress. To get in the spirit of vintage shopping I did my daytime pin up makeup and hair, rolled my jeans up and wore my grandmother's strawberry t-shirt. Dolly's has the most amazing array of items, new and old. I really enjoyed looking through their amazing collection of vintage clothing and their prices are very reasonable. There are so many cute things tucked in corners and hanging on the walls. It is impossible to take it all in on one visit. I guess I'll have to go back.

I tried on this amazing navy blue polka dot dress. Sadly, it was a bit small, but so cute! I did end up finding my housewife dress and two cute shirts as well as this red number that I will now refer to as my June Carter-Cash dress. Now, I just need to find a honkey tonkey with a juke box.


  1. I'm so jealous! I love vintage/thrift stores. Def gonna have to check this one out soon. And the evening gloves!! I love your short hair pin up look too. Super excited bout the shower :)

  2. I'm curious! Was the navy blue polka dot dress the one you took a photo of yourself innit? Cos that doesn't look too small at all! And it's super cute!

    1. Yes, that's the one. I was pretty constricting in the chest area and there wasn't much fabric available in the seams to let it out enough so it would fit. So sad.