Sunday, July 18

vintage potpourri




There's a little bit of just about every decade in this outfit and I'm not going to lie, I had a little bit of trouble reconciling this although I often espouse "mixing it up". I don't know why, but putting the 1940s shoes with the late 1950s dress just irked me some. I got over it and then went ahead and slipped on a 1980s belt, a 1960s ring, another 1960s ring and some 1970s tiny floral earrings. 

I thought I'd get all style-y about my photo and add the book I recently bought at an antique shop, Amy Vanderbilt's 'Etiquette', which I have been reading with both a student's attention and a hearty dose of the giggles. I fear that according to the text I am closer to a heathen than a 'lady'. I'll keep reading...


1950s white cotton pique dress (crazy comfy) • vintage shop in town
1940s gray & white snakeskin peeptoe heels • etsy (shop no longer exists)
jewelry • all thrifted
gray belt • thrifted

15 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh, you look so elegant! Mixing the different decades makes it look all the more timeless. I also have that book, with a cream cover. I use it as a reference book, occasionally. It has a wonderful/amusing chapter on the etiquette of wearing gloves!

KristiMcMurry said...

I LOVE that outfit! The texture of that dress is wonderful.

Carol said...

Very chic. You look fabulous in that dress.

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

LOVE that pique! And I have to say, I think mixing it up is the *best* way to go. It certainly works here.

Q's Daydream said...

Oh, I love this!!!!! I'm a very confused person with it comes to sticking to certain decades, haha!

Darrah said...

I love reading old etiquette books. They're hilarious! I would have definitely been a heathen. We read some Victorian etiquette books in one of my English courses. Just don't make any of the recipes!

PrettyDamnCute said...

This may be my favorite outfit post of yours. Love the dress, shoes, and jewelry. It all goes so well together.

Jacqueline said...

What a stunning, utterly classy ensemble. Very you.

Jenni said...

Loooooove the dress... You look amazing!

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful! You have a wonderful style and eye for all things vintage, really.

Zohar said...

I love the 2 ball ring - really pretty. You look good, so go crazy with the decades :)

E. Driscoll said...

I don't think there's a thing wrong with this outfit - especially not the 40s shoes with the 50s dress. Just lovely!

Andrea said...

You look beautiful, you hair looks great like that!...i like that you added the book to be style-y ;)

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Kestrel said...

That dress is beautiful! So elegant. I think it's great to mix decades - that way you create a still which is totally yours and absolutely unique.

kate schox said...

You look awesome in this dress! Like Audrey Hepburn :)

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