Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Garage Sale Dress #1

Ok, here it is!
The gorgeous yellow 50s cocktail gown I found on the weekend!

I think its my favorite...its in perfect condition too. Surprising, I know. I'm always like, "ok, wheres the rips, wheres the stains"...

I always wish I knew who the dress originally belonged to, and what the lady was like, where she bought it, where she wore it.....each vintage piece should come with a book, stating its previous owners and their stories.
It should be a rule.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

The new definition of adorable.

Garage Sale Extravaganza

Decided to check out random garage sales this weekend and give the thrift stores a break. Sunday was a flop, but Saturday was my day.
All I have to say is garage sales are so random!!
The 2 that I thought would be really good were full of garbage dumpster leftovers, and the ones that I almost didn't go to were incredible!
Found a beautiful vintage long wool winter coat, with fur trim. The woman I bought it from collected 1950s clothing, and had bought it in England. Luckily for me she was moving to Costa Rica, and getting rid of all her warm clothes.
I also got 3 gorgeous (of course) 50s dresses.
One pink long lacey floor length gown, one yellow knee length cocktail dress, and one cute day dress almost exactly like the photo shown.
I can't wait to wear them.
My best friends wedding is coming up....I think I may wear one of the cocktail dresses, and then go all the way and get my hair done in 50s fashion as well! Somebody s gotta keep syle alive!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Random Vintage-ness

Wow, I haven't posted anything forever! I guess it's because I've been too busy shopping! Ha, yeah right, I wish! More like working.
Anyhow, I have picked up quite a but of randomness from my recent thrifting adventures.
First I found 2 cute, and decent condition Tiki Mugs. How could I say no at 75 cents each?
Next I found a super stylish pair of red cats eye sunglasses, which I have been wanting forever! Finally!
I've had many pairs over the years, but if you're anything like me, well, you either leave them in restaurants or they somehow end up breaking within a month or two.
Now for the clothing.
Found a 60s era long halter neck evening gown, bright pink, with silver sequins that fit me perfect. Fabulously tacky.
Found a white (no stains!) 70s peasant style long gown - gorgeous.
Also found a paisley pattern 60s/70s secretary style dress with a matching belt.
Its becoming so hard to find quality vintage! So I am so proud of my finds!!
I swear, 99% of the clothes I look at are either ripped or stained! Such a waste! Take care of your clothes people!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Vintage Clothing Imposters

Ok, usually I'm quite the vintage snob.

I hate it when new clothes try to look "vintage", because it defeats the whole point!
I want the real thing!

Anyhow, when I saw this new little dress from H&M, I had to give in.
I love it.

No, its not real vintage, but it is unique...and adorable...and it doesn't shout out, "Im trying so hard to look vintage, when deep down Im just trendy crap!"
No, it's more like, "I'm very cute and well made, and just happen to look a little like vintage."

So I approve, and yes, the dress did speak to me.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Have a Cocktail, 50s Style

Speaking of cocktail dresses, hows this for gorgeous? No, I didn't make it, I wish I was that talented though. There's no way I'm gonna dare sew with organza and satin. If I did, the outcome would probably look like some kind of circus/prom queen gone wrong disaster.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

If You Want Something Now, You've Gotta do it Yourself

Another weekend of no luck at the thrift stores!
How could this happen again?
Life can be cruel.

Anyhow, I did pick up some vintage sewing patterns, and they are gorgeous.
Lets just hope I can say the same for the clothes after I make them.

It's been awhile since I've made anything, but the patterns look pretty straight forward.
I bought 3, two of them are for 60s mini dresses, and one is a 50s cocktail dress.

Ooooh yah, I'm excited.
I'll post pics if they turn out!