Who: Laura, a vintage-hunting novice
What: A lovely formal dress in a cool shade of blue with a delicate floral print, circa 1950s or 60s
Where: A garage sale in Grand Rapids, MI
How Much: $3
When I use It: I haven’t worn it yet, but it is perfect for summer weddings or impromptu tea parties. Believe me, I will be inventing excuses to wear this beauty – the picture definitely doesn’t do it justice!
Shopping Tips: Scour Craigslist for garage sales and find some friends to drag with you – it makes for a wonderfully fun day of vintage hunting. The day I found this, I searched the garage sales section of Craigslist for “vintage” and came away from my quest three dresses richer, each for only $3 apiece! I don’t expect to get that lucky every time, but it just goes to show that you can never count out garage sales. I went in not expecting much, but ended up paying a lot less than I would have in a thrift or vintage store.
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