Tuesday, 20 September 2011

my new vintage dress – 1950's, buttons, peter pan collar... and a capelet!

vintage button dress

I have a new vintage dress! This one is from the 1950's, and has my favourite details: a white peter pan collar, buttons down the side, the amazing tailoring and fit and fabric us vintage lovers get spoiled by... and it has a matching capelet!

After yesterday's amazingly warm weather, it has been freezing cold today – so tights and a cardigan and a jacket were needed. The little cape was not going to keep me warm enough. This jacket is part of another 1950's dress set – and I will show you that another time soon! For now I am happy playing mix and match. I needed to wear my sparkly cardigan under it – that is how cold it has been today!

vintage stripe jacket

And so I am in our old bedroom, which is going to become a sort of study and wardrobe (clothes racks!) room for me. A dressing room! I know, I'm pretty lucky with that. There are other compromises, though, believe me, involving multiple bikes that live indoors with us. Right now, this room also has a whole bunch of other stuff in it that usually lives elsewhere, and I can't quite fit the camera in the corner there and for some reason could barely get a pic in focus for the life of me, but that's ok. I am busting to get some spring cleaning done, so this can be a starter of the before pics – and the before is pretty scary. I can't wait till it is finished and I can revel in the after, with everything tidy and in its place!

And I need to clean this mirror, and find homes for the stuff in those laundry bags...

three faces

This morning I finished editing my pin curl tutorial video..! At least I think I have finished. I keep chopping bits out to make it as short and concise as I can. It is pretty basic (do NOT laugh at my editing! Well, ok, just a little bit – you won't be able to help it, really) and I would LOVE to have it set to music or something like that. Still, I think this is the best way to explain things, talking and showing as I go. I will probably post it tonight, after taking a few deep breaths and maybe a few deep sips of wine first!

Now I am having a cup of tea, trying to keep warm, and getting ready to cook some delicious salmon with fresh dill for dinner, maybe with boiled potatoes and some parsley from my wild parsley tree that is getting a bit ridiculous out there in our herb patch. That way dinner will be warm and filling but still remind us of the spring that is sort of springing at the moment. It's so close now. And then I can wear my capelet with my dress and no tights and not freeze. Good times. I am staying in with the Loved One and making important future plans, and being generally cosy (a much nicer word than lazy, yes?) watching some great films from a wonderful friend out in SA. I hope you have a lovely night too, whatever you are doing! See you very soon!

vintage stripe jacket peter pan collar


vintage button dress cardigan jacket

vintage dress cardigan diamonte

vintage button dress side

button dress vintage

me laughing bye

24 comments:

Dashfield Vintage said...

Wow what a beautiful dress! Great score.

Dashfield Vintage said...

Wow what a beautiful dress! Great score.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh my the dress is a winner with the collar and buttons - plus it fits you perfectly!! I adore the wee capelet and love the cardi - you're so lucky to be getting a dressing room!! xo

retrostyl said...

Beautiful dress!

Girl living in Oslo said...

Love the shoes :)

Have a great day

sacramento said...

Lovely dress, and superd shots.
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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I love that you put stuff together that I would never dream of pairing up and it always looks fantastic.

How mental is the weather? Sartorial pain in the butt.

More baby cat! :)

Vickie said...

that dress is so gorgeous :)

Hanna-Kaisa said...

What a gorgeous dress and so easily layered. You look amazing as always :)

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Great dress, but what I am really looking forward to is the pin curl tutorial! Cant wait to see it.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet said...

Great outfit! I especially like those heels. :)

MrJeffery said...

incredible dress! love the striped garmet u paired with it.

Aliya said...

Oooo what a beautiful dress! The buttons and the collar!! Lucky you - getting a dressing room! Mum wouldn't let me turn the guess room into a walk-in closet...

x Aliya
www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

Selina said...

lovelovelovelovelove

and the shos!
thumbs up.

Blanka said...

the shoes are lovely!

NL said...

This dress is to die for!

JoJo Styling said...

You look amazing. I love your photos and expressions. Jo xx

Esz said...

Such an awesome dress. I love those buttons :-)

LandGirl1980 said...

Adore this with the cardigan!

Emma Robertson said...

What an amazing dress! You look beautiful. I love your lovely soft curls.

xo,
Em

Tattoos and Heart Shaped Sunglasses said...

What a lovely dress. You wear it really well. :) x

Evil Lyn said...

Ah, how I love your dresses! I wish we had these wonderful vintage fashion in Germany:D Beautiful!

Best,
Evil Lyn

Mara said...

What a gorgeous dress! I love the striped capelet, too! So pretty. The whole outfit is perfect.

Natasha said...

your outfits really inspire me. and to be quite honest I'm rarely inspired in fall. I miss the crutch of flip flops and skimpy tank tops. I've made a resolution to be less label-conscious. These days I'm thinking sexy over-the knee boots & bright tights. What do you think is a must for fall?

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