Garden Barbie

I don't normally wear green, but when I do, it's vintage and flowery.

I found this gem for 15 bucks at The Factory in Fairfax this weekend and when I tried it on, it was just too perfect. Maybe a little large around the waist, but nothing that an old belt can't fix. A belt that matches the dress perfectly, might I add.

I got a lot of comments on this dress when I wore it to work, ranging from being like a 1950s housewife to looking like a garden. Which, all things considered, I suppose aren't bad things to resemble. One person even acted like there was a bee near me, which of course made me shriek a little. You know, because of the flowers. Get it?

It was a lovely day yesterday with way less heat and humidity than I complained about in my style funk post. Since my poor feet weren't going to sweat profusely, I decided to pair this 1950s fabulousness with something Barbie would wear: pretty pink pumps.

These were a wonderful find at Buffalo Exchange on U Street several weeks ago. At 14 bucks, they are everything a cheap pair of shoes should be: cute and uncomfortable.

Despite the lack of humidity, my bangs were a tad bit wonky but I attributed it to the bouffant look I was going for with the hair. The flippier the better, I always say.


  1. That is such a gorgeous dress! I really love the cut of it (and if it's a bit big around the waist, the belt really does solve it - it looks like it fits perfectly)!

    I'm also wearing a pair of hot pink pumps today - I love mine, and some how, despite only costing $10 at a payless, they're one of the more comfortable pairs of heels I own.

  2. I love this dress. Garden Barbie is the prefect description. Even expensive shoes can be uncomfortable, so you might as well save some money.

    Penniless Socialite

  3. That dress is adorable! I love the floral print and the 1950s vibe.

    The Tiny Heart
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  4. i love this dress on you! and i love your comment about the shoes...too funny!

  5. I dream about finding dresses like this at the thrift...great fit and find. You are a garden for sore eyes. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  6. Super cute and retro!

    xo Jennifer


  7. Love this vintage dress! The print is so cute, and you look great in green. The Barbie shoes are a fun touch :)

  8. Too bad the shoes hurt! You look so cute, though!

  9. What a fabulous thrifted find! So glad I stumbled across your blog. My mom's name is Brenda, too, and we share a love of vintage and thrifting. Last week, I did a whole week of vintage on my blog. ;-) Anyways, Greetings from Atlanta, following you now!

  10. what a cute blog! and a great dress for such a steal, those colors are so pretty!


  11. What a great find! I love this little dress, great colors and shape.


  12. You are too cute!! Garden barbie is the perfect title for this post :)


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