Back when I realized all the clothes I was purchasing and loving so dearly were vintage, and when I started to make an active effort to seek out vintage dresses for my wardrobe, this dress was exactly the type I wish I owned back then. Unfortunately, finding true vintage pieces similar to the Odile dress by ACT THREE. was no easy feat…that’s until Etsy made it’s mark on the internet world and with a simple type of ‘peter pan collar 60s dress’ you’d find a slew of pieces similar to what you envisioned, but before that, seeking out pieces IRL that actually fit and were in good condition was pretty hard (was that a run-on sentence? who cares.) I slowly found myself becoming familiar with independent labels that made vintage-inspired pieces (that weren’t too rockabilly) and had quite a substantial list of designers I was fond of. A lot of those labels are now defunct or have changed almost entirely in style, so when I was introduced to ACT THREE. I felt like they were filling the void of vintage-inspired pieces that weren’t over the top. The Odile dress is something I wish I was forced to wear in school; it distinctly reminds me of a school uniform – albeit, incredibly stylish – so I of course had to give my most despondent, sad school girl vibes for these photos because this dress feels like the universal uniform for members of the sad girls club.
Tell me about your favourite vintage-inspired independent labels, both from the past and present. I’d love to to hear.
Dress c/o Act Three Apparel
Shoes: Sylvie and Shimmy
10 thoughts on “Outfit: Sad Girls Club”
Adorable and perfect for fall! I love my vintage pieces and we have great stores here in Richmond, VA. So lucky! But i’ll definitely check out this brand!
Beautiful pictures, your haircut fits so nicely around your eyes! xxx
Is this hair the product of day-old rag curls? I have this exact haircut and I’ve been trying to achieve a nice relaxed wave.
Great photos and a great outfit….though you must be the only person who wished they’d had school uniform! I work in a school and the kids can’t wait for non uniform day!
You’re a bloggy gem Alex (haha)! I seriously love and am inspired by each and every set of photos you post. 🙂 Thanks for being so rad. xo
Photo quality is killer!
This little plaid dress is so perfect! I just love this whole outfit. It’s a quintessential fall look with the black tights and ankle boots. I’d wear something like this in a heartbeat!
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Oh wow! This dress is an absolute winner!
Unfortunately, I don’t have any favourite labels. I’ve heard of some good one but never had the good fortune to actually purchase from them 😦
Alive as Always
You always look so angelic, as if little golden sparks dance upon your feet. I love every outfit, you incorporate your vintage pieces with such ease! I have yet to find a particular vintage website or brand which always rings true for me.
We have a local vintage shop here and it’s my favorite place in the world. I try not to visit too often because my bank account would soon turn to dust.
I love love love vintage 🙂