Monday, October 30, 2006

I Want A Red Dress

I've been looking all over, and I can never find a nice vintage red dress that I like.
I'm hoping to find one before the holiday season, but it seems to be a bit of a challenge.
I can find every other color, I have tons of pink, lots of burgundy, but no red!
So this weekend I found an absolutely adorable crushed velvet, deep red vintage dress.
So gorgeous.
I didnt even bother trying it on, because it looked like it might fit me. At $4, I'll take my chances.
When I got home I put it on right away, except there was one problem, it wouldnt fit over my hips! Which I thought was weird, because I don't have big hips.
So I was disappointed, but whatever, I'll just add it to my collection of things to sell. I went to go throw the reciept in the garbage, but just happened to look at it first....and what does it say? "Kids Dress - $4.00".
Um, yah, I'm smart like that.
In other news, this is a pic of my favorite Ebay Dress of the day. Why, because its red! Though I do think the sunglasses are 100% wrong with the dress. Contrary to popular belief, "boho" sunglasses do not go with everything. Don't even get me started.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Vintage Little Black Mistake

So I met this woman this weekend, a little strange but whatever, she claimed to have a huge collection of vintage dresses she wanted to sell. I went over to her house, and after she blabbed her life story to me I finally got a look at some of the clothing. She did have a ton of stuff, but only a few quality items. She showed me this gorgeous little black dress she had purchased in 1960, and it was adorable. I looked it over quickly and it seemed to be in pretty good shape. The zipper worked fine, there were no holes that I noticed, and it was so cute! She sold it to me for $15, which I thought was pretty good. Anyways, last night I was hanging it up in my bedroom when I noticed a huge stain! How could I not have noticed it before?! It was on the back of the dress, near the bottom, so I guess I just didn't look down that far. It's a really weird stain too, it looks almost's a strange reddish, almost burgundy color against the black. It's not obvious from far away, but up close it looks awful! I tried washing it, but it did nothing. What is this stain?! I've never seen anything like it before! Does anyone have any idea?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Stunning Gold Vintage Shoes

Forgive me for not posting pictures of my actual finds but my computer has been having major problems the past few weeks, and its really frusterating!
Anyhow, I found some amazing heels. I looked online, and surprisingly I found a picture of almost identical shoes!
The only difference is mine have a lower & wider heel, and they're even prettier.
The other day I walked into this old thrift shop that I had never been to before, and there they were!
I have been looking for a glamourous pair of vintage shoes like this forever!
I'm not sure what year they are, maybe 50s? They're a stunning gold color. So of course I grabbed them and ran up to the till asap.
I didn't even bother trying them on because I would have bought them anyway, this is like art for me!
When I got home I thought, wouldn't that be funny if they actually fit? So I tried them on, and just like Cinderella, they were made for me.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

Love this. Obvioulsy it was longer and someone shortened it. Funny cuz I'm in the middle of doing the exact same thing. I found a bright yellow dress almost identical to this green one, but it was floor length. So in order to make it cute and more wearable, I shortened it into a mini dress. Now I just have to finish the hem. Oh, and notice the white shoes in the pic? Where do people find white vintage/vintage looking shoes like that? I've been looking for white forever! I swear it's the hardest color to find. Oh, and I'm still on a search for a crinoline.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Vintage Volume

I decided that I need a crinoline.

I've got all these these vintage 50s day dresses that need a little oomph.
Of course they look nice the way they are....but they could go from absolutely adorable to absolutely STUNNING with a crinoline.
I forgot what a difference it could make.

I remember wearing crinolines when I was a little girl, with shiny maryjanes and a white faux fur coat.
Gotta find some pictures of that!

Anyhow, I will scope out the thrift shops this weekend, and hopefully I can find one!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Vintage Starlet of the Day: Mamie Van Doren

I got bored of Ebay's vintage clothing so I decided to look for real inspiration on a few early starlet websites. I also decided that for today I'm gonna go with Mamie Van Doren as my favorite. She has so many different clothing styles, and everything I saw, I would LOVE to have. I must say, she can pull off the classy and trashy styles quite nicely. This look however, is pure class. That coat & dress - WOW.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I Don't Discriminate Against Any Decade of Vintage

Though its rare I come across anything from the 80s that I have to have. Until I found this little dress...I couldn't resist. All I know is, my social life better get a whole lot more exciting so I can actually wear some of these dresses out!

To All the Vintage Clothing Sellers

Does anyone else find it hard to part with these items?

My vintage clothing collection is getting ridiculously big, and I have vowed to start selling some of it.
Especially the pieces that aren't my size and I would never wear.
I can't help though, I still want to keep them!
It's like owning a beautiful piece of history, or art...
So my challenge is to keep half, and sell half.
I'm really gonna try...
*sigh* what a dilemma...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

Ooooh, ahhhh, I love plaid. Though my version would be with braids and maryjanes for ultra cuteness.

Garage Sale Goodies

Heres some stuff I picked up, and all PINK! I love it. A cute little vintage flower vase, and a sweet little ashtray. Awww.