The Ivy Retreat

fall dress

1960's Camel shift

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Fall is getting closer!  If today's dress isn't an ideal dress for fall, I don't know what is.  It's a 1960's soft cashmere shift with a keyhole collar and deep welt pockets.  It was made by the Carlye Dress Corporation which was started in the 1930's in Missouri and became well known for its junior wear industry.  I know I'm partial to the color camel, but it really is a great fall color. Camel paired with black... whoa, amazing.  This staple dress would look stunning with some opaque black tights and black riding boots for a crisp fall day.  It's simple and comfy but also has fun design details and a mod look.  Check it out in the Etsy shop today! 

1970's Multicolored fall dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Fall is coming fall is coming!  Can you hear the excitement?  I love when the seasons change and to be totally honest, I'm getting tired of this sweltering 100 degree heat here in Texas.  How about you?

 I absolutely adore this dress.  It's the perfect fall outfit and was made by the Albert Nipon company in the 1970's.  It was originally a company for maternity clothing, but as times changed and the birth rate went down Albert and his wife, Pearl, decided to leave maternity wear and create fashion forward dresses.  The dresses became very popular and celebrities such as Barbara Walters, Nancy Reagan, and Mary Tyler Moore were known to favorite them.  All this dress really needs is a pair of cute boots!  Check it out in the shop today!