Vintage Vows!

Who: Kate, Systems Analyst

What: 1970′s Susan Small formal gown

Where: eBay

How Much: $85, including shipping

When I use It: My wedding! And sometimes when playing dress-up (I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow that!). I’ve been dying to find another occasion to wear it… are there any black & white balls happening in the near future?

Shopping Tips: The internet is a great source of vintage clothes! But it’s super important to know the measurements of clothes that fit you (measure clothes you already own & compare those measurements to the ones online). Play around with search terms! Places, eras, names of fashion icons, archetypal & fictional characters, and adjectives can all be used to pin down the style you’re looking for. Save your search terms – it often takes patience & repeated searches to find the exact style & size you want.

Attention Blog Readers! – We know you are the most clever and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email us ( a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard-to-find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you’ve discovered!

About Julianne

Julie Since graduating from the "Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too," Julie's aptness for the written word picked up steam like a runaway train. Her journey thus far has been fueled by an adventurous heart, creative mind, and love of breakfast, baking, and bacon. She often makes social situations more awkward than they need to be and loves the word "scrumtrulescent!"

14 Responses to Vintage Vows!

  1. Hannah 01/26/2010 at 6:12 pm #

    Oh, Kate! You look so purdy!

  2. NatalieB 01/26/2010 at 6:12 pm #

    AHHH! That dress is amazing, and you look fan-freaking-tastic in it, Kate!

  3. Johanna 01/26/2010 at 6:16 pm #

    That is beautiful. Amazing!

  4. Maya 01/26/2010 at 6:58 pm #

    What a fabulous dress! And such a lovely wedding gown!

    Also I now have Martin Prince saying “Systems Analyst. Systems Analyst. Systems Analyst.” in my head.

  5. Rachel 01/26/2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Lovely! This is exactly how I picture my wedding dress as looking :)

  6. Bethany 01/26/2010 at 8:22 pm #

    What a gorgeous dress!

  7. crystal 01/27/2010 at 12:19 am #

    awww! i looked at this post & thought ‘hey, this girl looks like kate’ and it is! how lovely!

  8. Anna H. 01/27/2010 at 1:52 am #

    Gorgeous!!! Absolutely stunning!

  9. Katie 01/27/2010 at 7:43 am #

    Sooo beautiful!

  10. Richard 01/27/2010 at 11:28 am #

    You look very happy! What a great photo (and a great dress, too)!

  11. Joey Boylan 01/27/2010 at 3:08 pm #

    Lovely! Great dress, you look beautiful!

  12. Sarah 01/27/2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Love it! And it’s in such great condition!

  13. Cat 02/08/2010 at 12:34 am #

    Well done on finding a gorgeous vintage dress for your wedding. It’s looks fantastic!

  14. Siobhan 06/30/2010 at 7:11 pm #

    85 $ for a wedding dress??! That’s amazing! Especially for one that beautiful and in such good condition!

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