The Ivy Retreat

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1960's Silver gown

VintageRachel ChurchComment

I recently visited New Orleans for a little weekend getaway and of course, I had to look around for vintage shops while I was there.  So in between walking the French Quarter, eating way too many beignets at Cafe du Monde, and sampling the most popular jambalaya around town, I was on the hunt for hidden vintage gems. This was one of those finds that I was shocked by.  It was tucked away at an unassuming clothing store that had a vintage section on the second floor. The sparkle and texture of the gown is amazing.  It's completely covered in metallic silver threading and has 5 small rhinestones attached to the front of the collar and waistband.  It's so unique!  Check it out in the shop today! 

1960's Coral gown

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This was one of those dresses that made me stop and wonder if what I was experiencing was real life.  I thought that I was dreaming and then quickly realized that it would be too hard to dream up something this awesome looking.  Needless to say, I'm obsessed with this gown!  The beautiful skirt's bright coral chiffon is silky and ethereal.  Metallic silver and gold threads cover the top in graphic embroidery.  I love the juxtaposition of the bold and bright pattern next to the pretty and soft girly coral material.  Be sure to check it out in the shop today!