Off~Topic: My Latest Vintage Purchase

Howdy GE  followers!

As I’ve mentioned before, every once in a while I like to stray from topic and show off my recent vintage purchases. Oh and let me just state for the record that it has been a while since I have made any so suffice it to say, I was long overdue, mkay?

Feast your eyes on this 1950s Shirtwaist Dress.  To say I am longing for the quick arrival of spring/summer just so I can wear this, would be a major effing understatement.

So what do you think?  Adorable right?  I purchased said adorable dress from the following Vintage Seller on Etsy:  Gretels Boutique

Lovely FLORAL 1950's Full Skirted GARDEN Dress

Also, I have let my pixie haircut grow longer…because…well, it’s winter,  dammit and sometimes a girl needs a bit more hair for warmth!  So in addition to waiting with anticipation to wear the above dress, I am also eager to chop off my hair  Jane Seberg Style.

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20 thoughts on “Off~Topic: My Latest Vintage Purchase

  1. Love this dress. I am into that style. There was something very sexy about this type of fashion, even though the body is very covered. It makes me yearn for spring. You might like this site – this style is their specialty… 🙂

    • [Caps Lock] OMG I love Mod Cloth; however, their stuff tends to be a bit on the pricey side where as the dress in this photo was $59 (including shipping). Plus the quality of the vintage stuff tends to be better because back then companies took pride in their textiles. My tailor was telling me that most textiles come from overseas and tend to be made very poorly where as years ago, textiles where made in the USA, especially on the East Coast (where I live).

      I do agree with you — there was something very classy and sexy about the style back then, which probably explains why I love old movies and became hooked on Mad Men when it premiered in 2007.


    • Thanks! 🙂

      It’s pouring rain with high winds in Boston today and like a fool I blow dried and flat ironed my hair this morning (I have naturally wavy/curly hair). I stepped out my door and thought, great, all that work for not. By the time I got to the train station, my hair was bending and flipping in various places. As I rode the train into the city I thought to myself, I don’t think I can wait until warmer weather to resurrect my pixie — I need to call and make an appointment tout suite!

    • Thanks and Thanks! 🙂

      I’ve been sporting a pixie since May 2011; however, during the winter months I’ve let it grow ina bit but man o man am I READY for a cut. I have an appt on Monday soooooooooooo can’t wait.

  2. My daughter is really into ModCloth. I haven’t bought her anything from there but I love that they have hundreds of choices and some are so unique! That’s a beautiful dress you show in your post. I like vintage aprons myself. 😀 I have about half a dozen but always looking. I have sewn a few myself but I want to get back into it.

    • I like Mod Cloth but they tend to be pricey and the materials tend to be very thin. I prefer vintage because they are better made and the textiles are so much more durable. That said, Mod Cloth does have some very cute dresses.

      I love vintage aprons too! So funny. Have you ever searched for vintage aprons? You wouldn’t believe the stuff that’s for sale. There are also a few sellers that make and sell vintage aprons on Etsy. Can you tell I LOVE Etsy? ha-ha!

      • I haven’t spent much time on Etsy so I will look. My daughter is getting a bit hipster or hippie, she’s almost 14 and becoming a singer/songwriter type. It’s funny how much she seems to know about vintage everything! Cracks me up how she got an old stereo system and stood by and marveled at how it worked. Everything old is new again! 😀

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