Monday, August 10, 2009

To keep, or not to keep? (to keep!!)

Last night I got home from the most wonderful little weekend trip to the cape with Alice. We ended up driving to Provincetown yesterday to visit that amazing army navy store that I remember from my childhood as being a little dream world of hanging helm wheels and fishing nets. I did pick up a slew of pretty linen kitchen towels and a WWII apothecary bottle, but these treasures aren't the point of this post!!

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I found this pretty pink floral 1940's romper that made my jaw almost disconnect from my head when I saw it. Perfect condition and in a smaller size! Thank you gods of summer, thank you-thank you!! I tried it on at the store - decided it was perfect, and put it on as soon as we got back to Alice's grandparent's house. Walking around our room I realized that I was just a bit too long for the thing. But, it worked fine enough and I thought maybe I could lower the back seam a bit and it'd be fine. Well, I looked at it briefly today, I don't think I have much room to work... So, Jeff spent the afternoon with me and I made him take some nice photos so I could sell it on etsy. But, now - looking at the photos I feel like I neeeed to make do somehow! Maybe it's not even that bad to begin with. And surely a pair of tights would even out the scandalousness ?

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Well, I think for now I'm going to hold onto it ... really take a good investigative look at the thing and decide on matters later. No rushed decisions when it comes to 1940's puffed sleeve rompies. No, none whatsoever.

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** UPDATE: I couldn't wait to investigate after writing this post and I realized I could let the back seam out with no trouble and although it's not a perfect fit, it 'aint bad! Keeping it I surely am!!

43 comments:

zog_etiquette said...

YOU HAVE TO KEEP IT.
...I lovve rompers, and
this one is exceptional.
;)

Aileen said...

This does not look scandalous, at all! It looks so cute on you and perfect for the rest of summer :)

The_Baws said...

i support the dress!!

Ms. B said...

I think it looks adorable on you! It's a definite keep! It's not too often that you come across pieces like that!

xoxo

punky said...

adorable, I was on the cape this weekend too

:)

Q's Daydream said...

Oh my goodness!!!! You MUST NOT sell that ever!!!! It's the cutest thing I've ever seen, you lucky girl you!!! :o)

annie oaktree said...

you are so gr8.

anabela / fieldguided said...

I am thrilled that you decided to keep it as it is just perfect. If you hadn't kept it, you still got the most beautiful pictures out of it!

chie said...

adorable!! i would definitly keep it. so cute!

Meaghan Kelly said...

good choice on keeping it! i didn't even know you could lower back seams!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh my good golly gosh, thank goodness you're keepin' that because it's the best thing I think I've ever seen!!!! You look as adorable as can beeee in it, and oh dear...I don't think rompers get much better than this! Whatta find!!! You really are the sweetest!

xx

Jo said...

Good decision!! I would have done the same! :)

singaporeshortstories.blogspot.com said...

only two words to say: very elegant and graceful :)

caramelizedvintage said...

It's beautiful. Thank goodness you're keeping it. :}

Lydia said...

So glad you are keeping it! Too good to let go.

Diane said...

Most adorable and best romper EVER!!! I'm glad that you decided to keep it - good decision!

nath said...

oh, it's a keeper! you look very pretty indeed in it!

Frances Baker said...

I'm so glad you're keeping it, you look completely amazing! What a fantastic find you lucky thing!

Casey said...

Oh, oh my!!! That is just the most perfect romper I have ever seen! I haven't been terribly tempted by one piece rompers, but seeing one is a sweet calico is making me think twice! hehe!

Another option to add a bit of length (if letting the back seam out doesn't quite cut it): you could always find a coordinating piece of solid cotton and make a narrow waistband to attach between the bodice and shorts. Maybe add a bit of the cotton somewhere else to tie it all in? Just an idea. ;)

I think it's definitely worth keeping though--it's not every day you stumble across such a find! :)

Nadinoo said...

so so cute, I want one! Keep it and love it forever I say x

JC said...

How could there ever have been an original question?! Keep keep keep!! You have to save some exceptional treasures for yourself!

Isabel said...

Thank gosh you're keeping it! It's too perfect to let go. You might have nightmares of regret if you sold it!

Gina said...

an absolutely perfect romper! it couldn't be sweeter. i anticipate a successful fall transition as well.

youngwivestales said...

omg so cute! so jealous!
xox
tanya

kelly. said...

I'm glad your keeping it! It looks amazing on you, you look so cute :D

briannelee said...

I used to always go that store when I was younger. I didn't know they had vintage clothes... I will have to check it out next time I go down there.

Great romper!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

This is an aDORable little romper! Love the print. Glad you are keeping it! :) It suits you perfectly!!

Shoe Gal said...

Not scandalous one tiny iota. It looks like a perfect fit. Good work!

CopyStrands said...

Glad to see you decided to keep it, it looks adorable on you!

sleeping poet said...

It is so very you. Good decision: keeping it is the thing to do for sure.

Becca Jane said...

This romper is amazing! What a perfect find!

britt said...

hi! i have only just discovered your sweet blog and i'm so captivated.
you are a the most captivating treasure hunter ever.
and keep the dress. it's sweetness times nine.

hannah said...

oh gosh if that was in my hands it would never leave! it seriously looks made for you. what a lucky find!!

kater said...

I know that store, the army navy one! I think. I bought a strange shirt and an old gas mask there once, which my cousin used to wear while watching TV "D It's such a cute place!

I love the romper, it's just perfect!

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

it's perfect, you keep that thing.

recklessdaughter said...

That is ridiculously adorable!

Britt Huff said...

Adorable! I've been lurking a bit, but is Jeff your beau? I think he photographed an old close friend of mine Dante Dalli. Tiny world I assume! Muah muah.


xoxo britt

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melange muse said...

OH my gosh it is so so cute!
lucky find.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

That is adorable! And I don't even like rompers...

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

*gasp* you are adorable. rompers on girls is the best invention ever. maybe, even one of my favorite looks. and that pink number. woo hoo!

little my said...

that romper is reaaally amazing!! I don't think it's too short at all(especially since it is a romper, not a dress) and would work perfectly with tights also! I have the same problem with stuff that is too short in general, but since I'm only 5'4" I try and wear shorter stuff sometimes. I'm glad you decided to keep it! It's definitely one of the cutest things there is! Oh, and that reminds me- when are we going to see pictures of you in that darling Nadinoo dress?

Sasi said...

What a cute romper!

Shallow Mallow said...

Putting this up for sale would cause a riot. Just imagine everybody fighting over it. I know I would be part of the scrum, dirty tactics and all.

I think you must keep it in the interest of peace. Besides it looks perfect on you!

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