I browsed the booths and found one of my favorite finds - ever: a gorgeous 50s/early 60s butterfly print dress from Hawaii! Why is this the best find ever you ask? LOOK AT IT:
Trying on the butterfly dress I found at Sammy D Vintage - fyi, I never changed back in to my clothes...
Well, now that you've seen it, I don't think I need to explain myself. But let me indulge: Love the butterfly print, love the one-shoulder sihouette, and even more – love the 3D cuout butterflies on the one shoulder!!! They look like some spring butterflies just happened to land on my shoulder, creating a charming effect.
Detail of the 3D Butterflies
I saw it the dress Sammy's mannequin, and asked her if I could try it on. She graciously took it off the mannequin, pre-emptively apologizing in case it didn't fit - it's a size 14... But it's a vintage size 14, which means it's a LOT smaller than a modern 14. Plus who knows if the previous owner had it altered (which was very common in those times)? I decided to try my luck. And lucky me, it fit! I didn't even take it off after trying it on, and just put the outfit I was wearing in my giant purse and decided to start enjoying this beauty of a dress!
Collectible, interchangeable belt buckles from Sammy D Vintage
Initially, the plan was for me to go check out some of Sammy's interchangeable belt buckles, because I collect them and she mentioned she had some by designer Mimi di N. But, after blowing my budget with the dress, I had to pass on the buckles (for now). Kind of regretting not getting the coiled rope one (bottom left corner) - with a red strip, it would perfect a nautical-inspired outfit of a simple seersucker dress... tempting.
In fact, there was many more tempting items throughout the sale. More pictures below.