Fave Finds: Maria’s ’80s Dotted Dress

Fave Finds: Maria

Who: Maria from Avenue M

What: Navy button-up dress from the ’80s

Where: “The ‘Smiley’ op-shop in my local town in Southern Queensland, Australia — there’s a giant smiling face on the sign, hence the loving name.”

How much: $3

When I use it: “This dress is very flattering and easy to wear. It’s perfect for shopping as it’s easy to slip on and off, so I can try lots of other vintage clothes without too much hassle!”

Shopping tips: “A lot of wonderful op-shops are overlooked because they are independent businesses. Give all op-shops a go! The ‘Smiley’ shop in my town is a treasure chest full of beautiful pieces all under $10 and not many know about it!”

DO YOU HAVE A FAVE FIND? We know you’re the cleverest vintage hunters around, and we want to hear the story of your Fave Find! E-mail favefinds@modcloth.com with a photo of you with your vintage find (a rare record, a retro dress, or other treasures), and answer the following: Who, What, Where, How much, When I use it, and Shopping tips!

About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950’s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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2 Responses to Fave Finds: Maria’s ’80s Dotted Dress

  1. Sarah 01/10/2013 at 9:48 am #

    You wear that dress very well! So lovely!

    x missdottidee.blogspot.com

  2. ettututu 01/11/2013 at 10:51 am #

    Super pretty! What a great find!

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