Murphy’s Law always states that when you can least afford to shop, all you’ll find are things you wish you could buy. And when you have a bit of extra cash and want to splurge on yourself, you can’t find a single thing that strikes your fancy. I generally fall into the former category. All. The. Time.

I‘m trying very hard to focus on the opposite of shopping and start clearing out the ol’ wardrobe. But, try as I might to focus on releasing things back into the wild, the beast of vintage possibilities keeps knocking on my door and I’m using every ounce of willpower not to answer. Any chance I can tell them to come back later?

With fingers itching to hit “buy”, here’s a roundup of beauties I’ve been lusting after:

For My Castle

I’ve never got along very well with plants. But these wall terrariums are so pretty, I just might be changing my mind!

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Photo via New Dream World

I’ve always wanted to grow a collection of vintage perfume bottles. This cranberry & gold one is so dreamy…

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Photo via Vintage Diva

Is this embroidered custom family portrait the cutest or what? I love that we could have Willie and Finn in ours too…

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Photo via Ria Paramita

For My Closet

The dreamy romance of this dip-dyed tulle skirt has me swooning.

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Photo via Wardrobe by Dulcinea

Ack! Border print? Pockets? YES PLEASE to this dress.

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Photo via Billy Kitten Vintage

There’s just something about a laser cutout dress – manages to be sweet and sexy at the same time.

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Photo via Chi Chi London

I love the pink hues in this plaid dress (and I have her sister in purple & blue!)

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Photo via Deerfield Vintage

I’m so in love with this vintage swimsuit – I’d probably wear it as a romper!

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Photo via Sartorial Matters

This dress looks like it belongs in a fairy tale… and it’s on SUPER SALE.

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Photo via Word from the Bird

I love everything about this handmade kite skirt.

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Photo via Blanche of Arts

No lie, I want everything in this outfit. The dress. The shoes. The bag. The belt. Everything.

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Photo via Unique Vintage

It doesn’t get much better than a drop waist and polka dotted dress. Mr. Dressed’s birthday is coming up and I clearly have NOTHING to wear…

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Photo via Mill Street Vintage

Sweeter than pie – this embroidered vintage dress is screaming for a summer picnic…

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Photo via Deomas

I swear, Pinupdoll Collection always has prints that pull me in – this citrus print cutie would be right at home in my closet!

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Photo via Pinup Doll Collection

For Some Arm Candy

In a word: obsessed. This bag

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Photo via Unique Vintage

Hand me this bag, my passport, and point me to the plane!

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Photo via Created & Collected

Oh adorable wooden novelty bag. Where have you been all my life?

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Photo via Mountain Thyme

For South of my Ankles

I am now officially obsessed with B.A.I.T. shoes. These shall be my next victim…

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Photo via Modcloth

Stripes and polka dot heels? Sign me up.

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Photo via Modcloth

Why oh why aren’t these insanely amazing gogo boots not my size? Some small footed lass, please take them away!

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Photo via Beleza Vintage

Clearly I cannot resist a stacked glitter heel. These are too cute.

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Photo via Modcloth

Just Because

If one must be so fancy as to carry around business cards, shouldn’t the holder for them be freakin’ adorable??

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Photo via Small Queue

I believe life is too short for ugly underwear. I choose to live life in pairs like these!

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Photo via JUL Fashion

Although it will take super human strength, I will resist adding anything into my cart for the time being. As I hinted at above, this is primarily because my focus at the moment is on my biannual wardrobe purge! That’s right, it’s everyone’s favorite time of year: Closet Cleanout Time!

I’ll be going through everything and taking photos in the next couple of weeks – there will be vintage (mostly 50’s & 60’s) and vintage inspired items for sale (in a range of sizes). I’ll be listing everything on my @shopdressedappscloset Instagram page, so be sure to be following along for updates. You can also check out items still for sale from my last clearout here.

Right, time to get back to the daunting task of figuring out what to let go of. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy window shopping…

 

xoxo

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