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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Vintage Clothing

For those of you who know me personally, you know that I love vintage, especially vintage 1950/60s clothing. Lately, I’ve been wearing 1950s shirtwaist dresses (Think: Edith Head). One of the women I work with, who is in her early 60s, continues to remind me that I was born too late. I have to agree, I was.  However, I blame MadMen for creating the vintage monster I have become. (Sorry Matthew Wiener.)

Today, I am wearing a chocolate-brown shirtwaist dress. This morning on the Commuter Rail, a couple of women stopped me to comment that I looked fabulous. (Awe shucks!) One woman said I was “rocking it” with the dress, the plain white sneakers and my pixie haircut. She said I looked like a modern day Audrey Hepburn.  (And another: Awe shucks!)

Today at lunch, I decided to purchased more vintage dresses from the 1950s (2 dresses to be exact). Now, with that said, I am not sure if any of you following this blog have noticed but I love to give shout-outs to other blogs I admire. Well today, I’d like to give a shout-out to one of my favorite vintage sellers on Etsy.  So without further adieu, I would like to introduce all of you to: DaisyandStella at

If you love 1950s/60s vintage as much as I do, and want to do your part in recycling clothes versus buying new stuff, that was probably made in some 3rd world sweat-shop, then please take a moment and check out their wonderful Etsy store.

Yours truly,



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P.s. here is a photo of one of the vintage dresses I purchased… meant to include it before but forgot.