I picked up this cute geometric-print long sleeveless dress with a bolero style wrap top in West Hollywood, during a motorbike tour through California.
The shop - which is now sadly closed down - was called Simply Vintageous and was run by film director Beth La Mure. If that wasn't enough to tempt me, it was also located just around the corner from where I was staying.
It was love at first sight as soon as I saw the dress and bolero hanging on the multicolored rails of the boutique. The material was 100% polyester making it ideal to smuggle into my already loaded motorbike panier. And following my bike accident, the bolero top hid the unsightly raw scar on my shoulder.
The dress is a genuine 70's ILGWU (International Ladies Garment Workers Union) made piece, which you can see from the red white and blue label, which shows that it was part of an initiative to encourage American's to buy American.
It's a seriously versatile piece to wear; and you can dress it up with heels or high tops and a polo neck.
I love wearing It with my Perspex Sstutter necklace, (which is coincidentally almost the exact same colour) and my comfortable Novesta high tops. The perfect outfit to enjoy an Aperol Aperitivo in at the 70's inspired studio54suites apartment, whilst reading past issues of Made Now magazine.
Photograph of me by Antoinette Castro