Thursday, 27 October 2011

vintage plaid dress, blue and black

vintage blue wool a

So see how the last few posts have been about hot weather? Well, Melbourne's weather being so uniquely Melbourne-y, the temperature dropped, overnight, and we had a day or two of winter coldness. Honestly. It is hard to keep up at this time of year!

This early 1960's dress arrived the night before the coldest of the cold days. It's my first wool plaid dress; I went to a convent secondary school and the uniform included a kilt, and that put me off for oh, only over a decade. If you saw my old uniform you'd understand. Still, I loved the look of wool plaid vintage dresses, especially the later 50s and earlier 60s ones, so I knew I'd try one eventually. I also knew it would have to have some kind of detail, and this one does! I love the band that comes around the front of the waist, and oh, look – a bow! Ha! Believe it or not, it's wasn't the bow that got me, but the contrasting band detail (does this have a name? It's almost like a cummerband, but it's only at the front) really makes it special for me. It was so nice and warm, too – ok, I love vintage fitted wool plaid dresses! I have a hunch I might just be stocking up on a few for next winter... which I am already thinking about. Oh dear.

I will try to get some more head-to-toe shots in next week. They do tend to be helpful if you are doing an outfit shot! We have been re-sanding the floor (insert silent scream of frustration here) so with everything moved about, I can't fit me in! I will also do some posts that I'm not actually in at all as I think we have had quite enough of my face for a bit. I have some vintage beauty books I have been wanting to share with you. I don't have a scanner but I can work around that. Would you be interested? My favourite one is from 1935 and it's pretty awesome!

vintage blue wool d

vintage blue wool f


Vintage Hippo said...

Your fringe looks fantastic! I think a post about those beauty books would be great, especially because it's from the 30's!

Glamourologist said...

That is such a fantastic dress- you look so cute!

La Dama said...

your gorgeous!
I love all your cute ass dresses.

Jennifer said...

You are soooo beautiful. I love the plaid :) It looks really striking on you.

bespokehome said...

What a stunning dress! Book rec's would be welcome. I keep seeing this vintage hairstyling one around. Do you know if it's any good?

There's also one on retro makeup which looks good:

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

So lovely, one of the reasons I started collecting vintage in the first place, the structured plaid dresses were divine.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
I'm having a giveaway...

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

That colour is a knock-out on you. Love your faux bangs.

Raffles Bizarre said...

That dress is gorgeous, you look stunning!

Natalie-Jean said...

Your so amazing and so beautiful!! You're my vintage heroine!! This dress is incredible!

Rebeccak said...

Totally adorable! And that colour is perfect with your eyes.

Mabel said...

I too wore a uniform for many years and it was hideous. You look great in that dress!

Mabel Time

Sarah J said...

Love you dress! it's so perfectly fitted, and reminds me of frolicking 60s schoolgirls, ditching class for the corner malt cafe! oh, supremely pretty.

Maru said...

i love your hair, your make up and your dress
kisses from Argentina

garofit said...

Perfect dress and colors on you! (although you seem to look equally amazing in everything you wear!)

alittlevintagestory said...

I've been really enjoying your more frequent outfit posts of late, but would definently LOVE to see some vintage beauty tips!! xx Fran

Carys said...

That dress is beautiful! I know how you feel, I still struggle to wear red after my awful school uniform.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

LandGirl1980 said...

Ahh - I have been eyeing a couple on Etsy recently - I might just have to snap one of them up. Still waiting for it to get proper taters over here... It has been a long time coming!

Looking swell as per :)

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

You look stunning! Love the dress <3 x

cakesandshakes said...

I understand what you mean about being put off for life by anything that remotely resembles one's school uniform : ) This is too cute on you though! And yes, the vintage beauty book sounds great!

P.S. Mentioned you on my blog here if you care to check it out:

Lady Cherry said...

You look gorgeous in it x

Tasha said...

Lovely! And how nice you can enjoy a good plaid again finally. ;)

Döid said...

This dress is stunning!!! Love the colours! <3

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Lovely and adorable!

Farrah Abigaelle said...

You look really great in that dress, and your hair looks great. I would not be able to pull that off, but I don't really like 60s fashion anyway, 80s/90s style clothing are more of my taste. But you look great, and your eyes are so blue!!
Farrah's Muse

the Salamander said...

Love the detail on the dress. Hang in there with your floors, they'll be worth it.

esme and the lane way said...

‪Vintage Hippo‬ : thanks! And I will start doing the vintage book posts this coming week; I am glad you would be interested in them :)

‪Glamourologist‬ : thank you! I am really chuffed with this dress, it was such a bargain!

‪La Dama‬ : Haha cute ass, love it! :D Thank you!

‪Jennifer‬: thanks! Haha noooo I am really quite plain. The plaid is so striking, I have a new print/pattern love! :D

‪bespokehome‬ : cool! I've seen the first one around a few times and it has been spoken highly of, and the 2nd one looks pretty interesting too. I'd love to get hold of a copy and have a look! I might have to get myself an early Xmas present! :D

‪Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage‬ : cool! I can see why you collect them! I already want some more. So good for cold days!

‪Miss Tallulah Porkchop‬ : thanks! I keep meaning to buy/wear more blue! :D

‪Raffles Bizarre‬ : thanks! Love your sequins!

‪Natalie-Jean‬ aw thanks!

‪Rebeccak‬ : thank you! x

‪Mabel‬ : thanks! Ugh the joys of school uniforms..! Mine was brown and green kilts, pretty bad!

‪Sarah J‬ : hehe thanks! I am going to do a post (or a few!) about buying vintage online and finding the dresses that will fit perfectly.

‪Maru‬: thank you!

‪garofit‬ : thanks :D

‪alittlevintagestory‬ : thanks! It has felt better to do some more outfit posts, and I am glad you want the book ones too! Next week. I just have to pick a subject; it's a long book!

‪Carys‬ : thanks! Haha school uniforms are a peril! :D

‪LandGirl1980‬ : this one was form easy, too! So many great ones on their at the moment. I do recommend 'em! I can't believe it's not that cold there yet – it's almost November! :D

‪Rosalinda Tjioe‬: thanks very much!

‪cakesandshakes‬: thanks very much – and I will :D

‪Lady Cherry‬ : thanks!

‪Tasha‬ : thanks! Yep, I am glad I can enjoy all the good vintage plaids out there :)

‪Döid‬ : thanks very much!

‪Sweet Harvest Moon‬ thank you!

‪Farrah Abigaelle‬ : thanks! I love how we can have different tastes for different eras etc but still appreciate other ones. I think 80s and 90s stuff can look amazing! :D

‪the Salamander‬ : thanks! Haha I hope so! You're right, I do think they will be worth it :D

Alexandra said...

Amazing look!
xx Alexandra

Andi B. Goode said...

This dress is perfect! So lovely. I like the bright blue plaid.
-Andi x

xoNostalgia said...

Gorgeous blue dress! Love the styling! x

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