I'm pretty excited about it. I love to shop and I love to help people so this blog is kind of my dream come true. I will mostly be focusing on fashion from the early 40's to late 50's.Why? Because I'm going with what I know.I don't typically dress from any other era though occasionally I find outfits from the early 60's that I like. I don't visit the 60's often because I don't really enjoy wearing man made fabrics.Don't get me wrong, if its cute Ill probably consider it and depending on the quantity of man made materials in the outfit Id probably buy it,I'm just saying I prefer as little man made materials in my clothing as possible. Call me a snob if you like but if you are a chronic sweater like me? You go organic or risk your entire collection of vintage goods being ruined by huge sweat stains.
Speaking of sweat stains, does anyone know a good EXTRA STRENGTH deodorant? Ive tried all of the drug store brands and am now using Vichy-7-Day-Anti-Perspirant-Treatment
It works...kind of.I mean, I'm no longer sweating bucket fulls of man sweat, and I know that you should sweat a little I just...don't care.I don't want to sweat at all.Id remove my sweat glands if they'd let me.Sweat may be natural but its also totally disgusting and can ruin a period piece.
FlanneryCrane (The dress above was purchased from her)
and one of my favorite shops JojosRetroandVintage (Where I purchased my new years dress)
Flannery Crane is a simply marvelous place to find period pieces from the 1920's to the 1980's! its super easy to search her shop especially if you are period conscious and do not want to waste time sorting through a bunch of outfits that don't represent the era you love.Joy has great taste, her items are quality and gosh darn it to heck she's just a nice lady. Who doesn't love to buy from nice people?! I know I do.For the purposes of this blog I'm only going to focus on outfits dating from the period I love but if you are looking for alternate era's click on the Flannery Crane link above and start shopping!
The first is a darling little 30's/40's frock, it looks more early 40's to me but Joy is the expert ladies, not me! Take a looksee! Are you drooling yet?
I love to know the stories behind where my clothes have come from. I'm forever going into little vintage shops and asking where they got an outfit or if they know anything about the original owner.Some think its morbid but I love to think that the outfit I'm wearing was worn by someone named Fran who wore it to her first ever cocktail party when she turned 18.I actually did not make up that story, I have a dress with that story behind it. Couldn't find out much about this one but, according to Flannery it was included in a huge wardrobe kept by a couple that never threw anything away. I love pack rats!
And how about this little gem?