Tag Archives: 1950

Couldn’t wait for Autumn

20 Mar

I’ve been severely under the weather for the past week. Like, could barely get out of bed sick. So I have tons of errands to catch up on. I’m still not quite up to snuff, but better. I refuse to go out looking like I actually feel, and I know wearing pretty things makes me feel better, even if it’s merely an illusion. So the focal point of today’s outfit is a fun late 50’s early 60’s batik print dress with a fantastic scalloped edge running around the collar and down the front. (I really bought it to wear this Autumn.) I paired it with an orangey-red straw hat, geometric plastic beaded necklace, brown leather belt, my new favorite cat-eyed shades and 60’s wedge shoes. I’m still on the lookout for coloured Bakelite bangles to pair with this. Since it’s such a busy print, I didn’t want to wear a brooch.

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Batik dress – Rust Belt Threads
Straw Hat – Thrifted
1960’s geometric necklace – Estate sale
Sun glasses – Target
Leather Belt- Thrifted
1960’s Wedges – Gift

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Today’s thrift run

19 Jan

Today I made a run to the local thrift store. Around East Tennessee, this is usually a bust…quite honestly, it’s always a bust. Today was different!

I found quite a few things I’ll start with the clothing. Below from left:

  • An early 50’s cream cardigan (I need to shrink it just a tiny bit) and cherry red wiggle skirt.
  • The shoes are just my favorite pair of Steve Madden heels. (not from today)
  • My favorite modern shirt and lacy cardy (not from today)
  • The saddest thing I found was a 1940’s black rayon dress with wonderful hip detail (as seen below), that had been hemmed to hit above the knee. It fit me and my boobs which is SO hard to find, so I was devastated when I got home and tried it on and discovered it was so short. Not really sure what to do with it. Should I take it back.

I am putting together my Valentines day outfit! I think I have an adorable little white hat with strawberries that will go with my new skirt. I’m super excited. ❤

Secondly, I found some great little house hold items.Clockwise, from upper left:

  • This really kitschy pineapple souvenir mug from Hawaii
  • My FAVORITE find…a chrome Lincoln BeautyWare canister set from the 50’s in excellent condition.
  • A lacquered vanity powder box, late 50’s.

I’m making plans to bring back all my hats! I think I’ll do a tutorial on how to freshen up tired veils on hats soon.

So, what should I do with the dress that has been hemmed? It’s not as desirable at that length. Also, What type of tutorials would you be interested in seeing? Leave me a note in the comments below!