like the good little homeschool girl that i was, i grew up with a dream. and that was to one day be liesl from "the sound of music". if you have even a scrap of dignity in you, then you'll admit that you used to watch this scene, get warm little butterflies floating in your stomach, and dream of the day that you could wear a powdery pink dress and dance on benches with a cute singing boy.
when i saw this dress on the rack at shareen vintage in nyc, my heart stopped. because i knew that once i tried that dress on, i could at least pretend that my childhood dream was coming true. i could become liesl for just a brief amount of time and spin around with my puffy pink sleeves, making all the rosy-cheeked boys burst into song.
i got some stares on the street, though. apparently not everyone finds puffed sleeves and button-up backs appealing these days. shame on them.
dress - vintage (from shareen vintage), belt - gap, heels - nine west