As regular readers might have noticed, a decent chunk of my wardrobe is from local vintage and consignment shops. Modern Millie, a vintage and consignment shop located in Salem, MA, is the source of quite a few of my favorite pieces. They stock a range of authentic vintage, modern consignment, and new retro or reproduction brands, as well as a range of new and consignment accessories.
I went in last week to pick out a dress from the new stock they just got in for a brand new online shop! Modern Millie is carrying dresses from Hell Bunny, Voodoo Vixen, and Hearts and Roses so far, which is awesome. I’ve been hesitant to order from overseas brands directly, so it’s great to have another US shop stocking some amazing repro brands. I tried on a bunch of things (although I missed the new Hearts and Roses dresses, boo) and spent way too long agonizing over the choice… I really wanted to love some of the Voodoo Vixen dresses they had, but the long-sleeved styles have really narrow arms. I’d never had the opportunity to try on any Hell Bunny styles before, though, and I was pleased to discover that most of the Hell Bunny dresses fit me quite well.
I ended up settling on the Hell Bunny Brooke polka-dot dress after some serious consideration. I love the flocked polka dots and the contrast buttons on the collar… and the aqua color is just perfect. I can’t wait to style it for warmer weather! It was way too cold on Sunday for a short-sleeved cotton dress, so I layered up with some cotton tights and a vintage jacket for extra warmth.