Hello! For the past few weeks, I've been majorly crushing on the Instagram account @feelingvaguevintage. One of my friends tagged me in one of their photos of a sixties shag sweater and I immediately fell in love with the account. I quickly caught on that the Instagram account was not just a platform for the most killer fashion inspiration and styled shoots but a platform to market the merchandise in their etsy shop of the same name, FeelingVagueVintage.
When FeelingVagueVintage announced a killer 20% off discount last weekend through their Instagram, I hopped on over to their Etsy shop page quicker than you can say "sale." This nineties mod minidress immediately captured my attention. I don't even know how to begin to describe my instant love for this dress. Like do you see the mod silhouette, oriental inspired neckline and pop art-inspired floral print? Swoon, swoon and swoon. I added it to my etsy shopping cart immediately and purchased it without a second thought. The $30 price tag on the dress was also pretty reasonable.
The dress arrived this past Friday and I swear I almost yelled with excitement as I saw the pretty little FeelingVagueVintage package. Even before opening the package, FeelingVagueVintage impressed me; the dress was wrapped in the cutest little blue mailing envelope. Most of my mail arrives in a standard cardboard box so this little bright blue envelope was a refreshing change from my norm (and also inspired me to buy cuter packaging for my own etsy shop, RaddayVintage.) The dress was carefully wrapped inside the envelope along with a little nineties-inspired temporary tattoo and piece of candy. Now that's sweet!
The packaging may have been sweet but the dress? As sweet as sugar. The dress wowed me in person even more than it did online and when I slipped it on, it fit me like it was made for me. I'd definitely rank this purchase as one of my favorite clothing purchases in a long, long time.
I've been trying to shop small more recently, it's nice to think that you're supporting an individual's hopes and dreams instead of a faceless corporation. And experiences like my shopping experience with FeelingVagueVintage point out exactly why we should try to shop small.
Do you all try to shop small? Do you have any thoughts on the topic/ interesting articles about it that you think I may like? Let me know in the comments section below!
Photos shot by Rachel Dwyer Photography.
Butterfly sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Fringe jacket: Vintage, available for sale in RaddayVintage
Platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Blue purse: Vintage