The Ivy Retreat

pink shift

1960's Pink sailor dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

How precious is this little dress?  Every time I pass it I want to say "awww, how cute", like it's a puppy or something, but I usually stop myself.  It's a 1960's vinyl shift by the Lion-Etta company and the pastel light pink color is really pretty.  It has navy blue stitching, a zipper down the back, and a folded collar.  It's not too common to see women's dresses with neck ties, but it really works for this piece!  Is mod-preppy-sailor a clothing trend?  If not it probably should be the next big thing.  Check it out in the Etsy shop today! 

1970's Pink butterfly sleeved dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

This dress is such a breath of fresh air.  It's a 1970's bubblegum pink short crepe dress with pleated butterfly sleeves.  Crepe is a French word meaning "crimped" and is a texture probably best described as grainy, puckered, or crinkled.  Can you see the slight lines going down the fabric and adding texture? I think crinkled and crimped are perfect words to describe this little lady. The overall style is more of a simple shift shape, but the sleeves turn it up a notch and really make the overall design more exciting.  It's great because this dress could so easily be dressed up or down by adding the right accessories.  It's summer ready and super versatile. Check it out in the Etsy shop today!

P.S. - Did you know I'm having a 10% off sale all during summer?  Well, it's true! Don't miss out on some great finds!