I have had this dress for a very, very, very long time. My mom got it in the 60's as a thirty-something single woman. I always imagined her buying it in Mexico City, but I have no idea. I'll tell you something, though. When I took it from her in my early twenties... I had to let the hem out. Yes, it was SHORTER. A lot shorter. Those crazy 60's. I wore this dress to improve our luck in finding an apartment in San Francisco. Two wearings and two trips up north later and it worked. I added a belt from another dress here and those ubiquitous boots. The earrings were hers, too. I love my mom. I feel her looking down on me, and laughing like she used to... "Ay, Laura. Te vas a poner esto?" ("You're putting that on?") Shaking her head. Mystified at some of my tastes, but always entertained.