Friends, I am so excited about these hitting the floor that I just can't resist, so today we are going to check out those cool rockabilly dresses that were in the backroom last week! Today's dresses are in larger sizes, just like many humans, and there are LOADS more of them in the shop; these ones are just my faves.
Did you see this one on our Instagram? It's soooooooo special! It reminds me of that photorealistic field/wheat skirt that we had in the store in May (and that I secretly wish I had kept for myself and that think about all the time as the one that got away! Sniff).
On the skirting is a lovely cherry blossom tree and tulips....
....and across the bust is a serene park bench! (Isn't that just the best?!)
(Pssst, there's a picture of Grew Stefani wearing this dress HERE)
Weeeeeee! A cupcake dress!!
And this one has a super cute heart shaped cut-out on the back!
Red shoes are always thrilling, but look at the polka dot heel and that enamel bow!
Outer space dress!! I really love this one, friends! Plus, it has pockets!
Is this close-up doing anything for you? It's just so spacey!
This Hell Bunny dress is called The Eleanor:
Check out the adorable velvet collar!
So these wedges have been in the shop for a while, and, sadly, they do not show well on a shelf. Sad trombone.
But note the great print (definitely a vintage curtain print! We are on the right track)!
And since it's hard to get a fix on how great they are, I tried them on for you:
Ta-dah! Aren't they so great on a human?! No more sad trombone!
We definitely saw this one in the backroom last week, friends! This one has pockets and, why yes, there are two kinds of pirate dogs on this print! Because sometimes one pirate dog just isn't enough!
That little mustache! Hilarious!
And the other one that we saw last week in the backroom: the pinapple dress!
With pineapples and blue hibiscus!
And don't forget the cute *extra* pineapple on the lapel of the notched collar!
Speaking of white collars and little white decorative buttons, here's a picture of my grandmother and my great-grandmother in the 60s!
So, friends, this one is my real-life favourite of the bunch. The muted colours are more serious, and the peacock print is less cartoon-ey. The sweetheart neckline gives it a bit more structural complexity than some of these other pieces.
There is also ruching across the bust, so the peacock looks a but splotchy in the pictures, but this one is fabulous in real life!
For someone with blunt bangs, I am surprisingly awkward about putting together a whole retro/rockabilly thing; rather than looking like a cool rocker, I just end up looking like a little French lady. (Which I am!). These Vans go with these dresses, right?
We saw just the edges of this one in the backroom: just a sweet pink dress......with skulls on it!
This one is called The Dropout Dress. It has pockets and an embroidered lipstick and wrench crest.
Now these skulls are a little more frightening:
So here is my other real-life favourite (it also reminds me of my grandmother!). It's a little more mature than the others, with its more traditional floral-on-dark pattern (also vintage curtain-esque!).
It also has a more contemporary zipper that we are not seeing on the others:
Here's my great-grandmother again, unknowingly being very 2018-edgy in her large-floral print dress!
And don't forget that we have sunglasses, friends!
Then this could be you!
So while I was in the shop, a couple of friends came in and one of them scored this awesome wool Anthropologie sweater off the sales rack! (That's 50% off! Yesssss!). The friend who got the sweater was super excited, but her companion was so excited about it too. Why? Oh, only because she is an awesome fibre artist who upcycles beautiful wool sweaters into beautiful objects when they are done being sweaters!
Artist Naomi Pahl said this sweater might eventually become a throw pillow or a teddy bear once her friend is finished enjoying it as a top! I'm so excited about the immortality of this little sweater, whose life is destined to just keep on going from the store, to someone's wardrobe, to Red Pony, to ANOTHER person's wardrobe, to artistic transformation! Thanks to Naomi for having a keen eye on sustainability and for creating beautiful things!
She does things like actually measuring stuff! And she has a dedicated book where she thoughtfully writes down realistic plans, instead of a used kids' menu from Royal Pizza that I found on the floor of the car on which I drew a lopsided rectangle with a broken orange crayon and called it "floor plan".
Despite my very specific instructions that the New Pony should look EXACTLY like the Garneau Pony, she has already blown my mind with an enchanting related-but-modified colour pallet!
Friends, I'm heading out of town again, so no blog next week (sorrysorrysorry!). However, you should come down to Red Pony while I'm gone, because on top of all these dresses, Smoking Lily, Kate Spade and a Fossil satchel -that I am ugly-crying over (still on a purse diet!)- are all in the shop now!