Denver Vintage Shopping

All About the Outfit: 1970s dresses may be the my favorite thing.  They have built in drama to them, but they're also very comfortable and usually demand limited accessorizing as to not have an overkill outfit.  Fun with fashion that's easy?  These are a few of my favorite things!

There's Buffalo Exchanges in most places around the country, but the one in my neighborhood is extra fun because they have a lot of vintage outfits for prices that are often less expensive than vintage stores.  I found this dramatic number a few weeks back at my local Buffalo Exchange.  I tried it on with neutral expectations (dresses with puffy sleeves and a LOT of fabric either work with or against me).  Initially I thought that maybe I would pass on it.  I typically don't love dresses with sleeves (though there are several exceptions) and my first thought was that it reminded me of when I went as Vicki the robot girl from not-very-remembered 1980s sitcom "gem," Small Wonder for Halloween a few years back.  
Not that that's a bad thing....

After playing around with it a little bit in my dressing room, I realized this dress was totally for me.  It's perfect for these winter to spring transition months and it has just the right amount of flare for me to feel whimsical in my style.  I've already worn it twice, both around my place and out on a normal day.  

Style Details:  As mentioned above, I wanted to keep the styling minimal.  I went for obvious red and white accessories to not add drama on top of drama.  The shoes are Nine West flax pumps, the brooch is from Poison of Choice Shop, and the heart necklace (which reads, "Nope") is from Punky Pins.  Apologies for the lack of detailed shots; all if fine in Whoville but my head has been in a few different places lately and when that happens I can space out.  

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Last week I posted a flyer about my friend's missing sister, and I'm thrilled to report that she has been found safe and sound.  Thank-you to all who kept their eyes peeled and shared the information!
~Lauren-Blair Donovan


  1. What a beauty on you Lauren-Blair! But I'm not going to show this to my mom, because we got rid of a couple like this awhile ago. And I'd never hear the end of it if she saw this---ha ha!!

  2. Ah, this is a fun dress, and yes the drama is built in. Don't know why but it is making me think of the movie 9-5. And I don't recall that show, but it sounded like it was fun.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  3. It is a realy lovely dress :D

  4. This dress is so fun! I love the bottom. It looks like it would be fun to dance in. :) Really happy to hear Emily's sister was found safe as well.

    Hope you're having a great week, Lauren!


  5. Such a lovely dress you look sweat and cute :)
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  6. This is a really amazing dress!

  7. I loved the dress...

  8. Thank you tho share it! Makes me laugh! :)
    Mónica Sors

  9. The heart necklace with "Nope" sounds interesting! I also love 70s dresses and this one you are wearing is fabulous - I love sleeves, by the way, just puffy for me (contrarily to you, they work against me :) - as much as I really really love them - seems that I have to avoid, cause I am not thin - people told me not to say fat, because they say I am not fat. Good, well, I see me as fat :) But I digress, I really loved your dress and shoes, and I think you look fabulous! By the way, I don't think you have rbf :) You always look smiley, I hope you have a very nice day, enjoy the nice weather - I guess it is so there!

  10. I'm so happy to that Emily's sister was found safe! <3 :D I love that you are able to find vintage for less at your local Buffalo Exchange! So fun that you were able to find this one there. And I love your Vicky the Robot costume!!!!!! :D

  11. This dress is so stunning!! It was made for you. Glad to hear about Emily's sister too.


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