(On Candice: Dress: Vintage 1950s, Clutch/Necklace: Vintage, Sandals: Salt Water's via Modcloth. On Vanessa: Dress: Vintage 1950s, Necklace/Earrings: Vintage, Clutch: Thrifted, Sandals: Salt Water's via Modcloth)
We had a small family get together at my parents house on Saturday evening to celebrate my birthday! We had a great evening but it was hot. Like really hot, 104º to be exact. We snapped these pics at sunset when it finally started to cool down a bit.
This is the checkered dress I posted a photo of on Instagram a few weeks back. I actually bought it at the Rose Bowl swap meet and fell in love with it at first sight... but the poor dress needed some TLC. Not only was she a tad bit too small but there were also a few really large holes at the hem of the skirt. Such a bummer, right? But thankfully, we have an amazing tailor and he brought the dress back to it's former glory for me. He let it out a few inches in the bust and waist and sewed a dart into the skirt to hide the holes. I think I spent a total of $35 to fix both issues too!!! It really goes to show that you should never pass on a dress that you love because of some small imperfections because a resourceful tailor can usually fix it.