Unique Vintage Garden State Dress

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Unique Vintage mint green Garden State dress

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Unique Vintage Garden State cocktail dress in mint

When I was a little girl, I had a mint green party dress with a white dotted overlay. I was a bit of a tomboy as a child, and I didn’t really care what I wore (I know, how things have changed, huh?), but damn, I loved that mint green dress. I felt like a princess in it – albeit a slightly dishevelled one, who always seemed to have scraped knees and her pigtails falling down, no matter how carefully her mother had tied them in place.

Well, I no longer have the scraped knees or the pigtails (although my hair is pretty dishevelled in some of these – some things never change!), but I HAVE finally managed to replace the dress, thank to the Unique Vintage Style Society, which I wrote about last month. This month’s pick is the brand’s beautiful ‘Garden State’ dress, and it probably goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that this is one of the few times on this blog when I didn’t actually wear the outfit in “real life” – not because I don’t love it, I hasten to add, but because this is a special dress, designed for a special occasion, and unfortunately I don’t have any of those planned for this week. Or, you know, ever. Hey, why have none of you invited me to a fancy party lately?!

Anyway, wearing this in day-to-day life would’ve been a bit much even for me, but you’re never too old to play dress-up in the privacy of your own room, and that’s exactly what I did: I think my 5-year-old self would’ve thoroughly approved, and as long as my inner princess is happy, I’m happy too. Well, it would be hard not to be in a dress like this one, wouldn’t it?

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Unique Vintage Garden State dress

WEARING: Unique Vintage Garden State dress (c/o) ; Kate Spade shoes

books by Amber Eve
  • Peggy Lyu


    I love that dress! It reminds of the blue fairy of Pinocchio!

    May 12, 2015
  • Oh you look like a princess, love the color of the dress and those glitter slippers are so dreamy!
    Ambitieuse Paris

    May 12, 2015
  • That dress is beautiful x

    May 12, 2015
  • Well that’s beautiful and looks great on you. I’ve got two weddings to attend in June. I don’t have that dress, but what I wear could very well include crinoline.

    May 12, 2015
  • I’ve long loved this dress of theirs – totally would have chosen it too! I had a mint green dress with a black polka dot overlay as a child that I also loved as much as you’re describing. Maybe mint green party dresses were a thing back then for British children..?

    May 12, 2015
  • Catherine


    It’s a stunning dress and you look great in it Amber.

    May 12, 2015
  • Myra


    Movie star hair and very pretty outfit. Hope you get the special party invitation so you can wear it. A garden party would be perfect .

    May 12, 2015
  • Oh my, that dress is just BEAUTIFUL! And I am OBSESSED with those Kate Spade Charm shoes – I’ve been trying to get hold of them in pink FOREVER! (I’ll stop with the caps now) 🙂
    Lisa | Is It Just Meme

    May 12, 2015
  • What a breathtakingly gorgeous dress! And those shoes … *swoon*
    You truly look like a princess.

    May 12, 2015
  • Too beautiful!
    I love your dress!

    May 12, 2015
  • Stephen



    May 13, 2015
  • This is the most beautiful dress. I think you look like a princess. 🙂

    May 14, 2015