Little Mango just celebrated a quarter of a century and she agreed to share a little of her birthday splurge on herself at Last Waltz - the cutest little boutique that sadly closed its doors.
It's so sad to see this cute boutique not make it through the recession. I guess it wasn't too much of a surprise when I found out they were closing for good and selling everything - including the furniture. They sold a mixture of stylish vintage and new clothing, but they were located in the Central District next to a place that had pole dancing lessons and not in the good stripper way! And although I lived a mere two blocks away, I'd only been there a handful of times and never actually bought anything until now.
The first item I found was this khaki and black patent leather clutch from Hayden Harnett for $30.
It still had the dust bag and is cheaper than the Hayden Harnett bags at Target! (lrb commentary: How cute is this clutch? I love the 70s vibe.)
The first dress I tried on was this denim dress by Sublet Clothing for $28. I was really unsure about a full denim dress, but it actually looked really cute on.
Next, I picked up this shiny silver and black block dress by Allison Wonderland for $40. (lrb: Now this is quite a grown up dress! Color block is always the way to go. Adore the high waist! Tres chic.)
And the last item I got was this black skirt by Humanoid for $24. The skirt fits very low and I'm very short so I will have to have it taken up at least 6 inches and possibly turning it into a bubble skirt. (lrb: Way to be creative and making it work! I'm a big fan of taking my deals and steals to my lovely tailor and having her work her magic! It's a great skill to be able to envision how it could look!)
I had hoped that this neighborhood would pick up and more cute boutiques would open up nearby and kick out the seedy shops, but I guess I never really did my part to help.
Lesson of the day: Shop more and shop local!