Meet my chartreuse dress. I picked it up at a Salvos store a while ago now. I first noticed it on the “Retro” rack that the store had put up (obviously getting savvy to the whole “vintage” thing). For some reason or another I never ended up buying it. Then I see this ‘Luxe Utility’ dress from Shakuhachi (it’s doesn’t seem to be available on their online store anymore). Cue the holy-crap-I-should-have-bought-that-dress-from-Salvos thoughts. Anyway, I went back a few weeks later hoping, praying that the dress would still be there. The Retro rack was gone. I was disheartened. Then as I was rifling through the racks I came across a sliver of chartreuse material. Behold! It was the dress. They had simply dismantled the Retro rack and placed everything back to normal. $18 thrifted dress vs. $200ish Shakuhachi dress… and the winner is?
Images: mine, shakuhachi