Gorgeous Printed Silk
After watching the Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet last night, I decided to look at all my vintage gowns. I don’t get to wear them very often…so I figured, why not feature my favorites.
This is one of my favorite vintage finds. I love this 60s dress. The bodice fits like a glove and the graphic and beautiful art on the skirt is even better in person.
In this picture the waist is accentuated by a beautiful sapphire brooch. I think for this year I’ll update it with a thin metal band or belt.
Sheer Polka Dots
Continuing my appreciation of beautiful vintage gowns…this polka dot number in a sheer fabric is fantastic!! I love the play of small and large dots with the pleated neckline and hems.
The feature I love the most is the color. I love that the dress is brown with white spots instead of the expected black and white.
On Christmas Day in Dallas, we had snow and the temperatures went below freezing. The following days had temperatures in the 20s and 30s. In Dallas, that means its time to pull out the fur coat…even if you will have a few hours of the year to wear it.
There were fur coats everywhere…and in a time where animal rights groups advocate banning fur, I couldn’t help wondering…what about the coats that were made decades ago? Do we give those furs a pass??
Vintage stores are filled with fur coats (real and faux), in all colors and shapes…and the prices are incredible!! I own quite a few of both!! I understand the thought pattern behind wanting to ban further creation of coats, particularly minks, but I don’t see the rationale of ignoring beautiful coats that were made over 30 years ago.
What do you think?
THE EYES HAVE IT!!
My philosophy is that if you have to wear glasses, they should reflect your style. I just happened to fall in love with a vintage leather glasses pouch and lo and behold…these awesome glasses were inside.
I paid the whopping sum of $15 for both and had my optometrist place my lens in the frame. I love wearing these frames on days when I want to be laid back…and I think they pass the “cool” factor since my 15 year-old approves. (However, he would disapprove my use of the word “cool.”).
You never know what you’ll find in a vintage store!!!
Vintage Cigarette Case as Business Card Holder
Have you ever wondered what to do with all the cigarette cases that no-one uses anymore? Are you tired of the beautiful but impractical business card cases that can’t hold more than 10 business cards at at time? (OMG…I sound like I’m doing an infomercial!)
Well…I got tired of the beautiful but useless business card holders. I found the perfect solution for both issues. Using a vintage cigarette case to hold my business cards.
So now I can put a lot more cards in a beautiful holder. It also makes for a great conversation topic when exchanging cards.
A member of my preschool group sent an email looking for someone who could paint her upright piano in a fun color…and it got me thinking about painted pianos and how they can liven up a room.
If you have that piano you love but it looks dated…why don’t you take the plunge and paint it a fun color.
If you don’t have a piano, but would like an inexpensive one that you can experiment with…try a thrift store or antique shop. Chances are you can find one for as little as $50. (Citysquare Thrift Store usually has two or more in stock.)
Here are a few fun pictures of painted pianos.