Tuesday, 10 January 2012

some more vintage stripes

candy stripe 1940s a
vintage dress, joanne mercer wedges

This is from a few days ago, when I wore this 1940's candy cane stripe dress to a local vintage shop. I've had this dress for a few years and still love it. The cotton has just gone beyond that point of delicious softness and is now tearing like tissue paper, so this might have to become a pattern quicker than my coral-pink-big-white-buttons dress. The style is perfect for summer! I got a great vintage party dress and a 1960's swimsuit at the shop, which is unusual for me; I hardly ever buy things from real life shops these days. Maybe this dress is lucky!

candy stripe 1940s c
candy stripe 1940s b

27 comments:

Jo said...

Ohh, the dress is truly a dream! <3 I love love love that button back!

x
Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

Frankly My Dear said...

aw, it's a shame its falling apart, it's so lovely! especially the buttons.
your hair looks lovely as well.

http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

LOVE THE SHOES. XX

pinkpayalprincess said...

i love those shoes! Very cute retro outfit :D

Debs said...

A shame when a much loved dress starts to wear. I have a couple myself that I'm having trouble parting with. Plus I think you've got more red shoes than me - and that's saying something :)
Long live the red shoe.

Mrs Amber Apple said...

What a beautiful dress, perhaps it is lucky! Your red shoes are darling with it!

ravishingretro.com said...

Love the candy stripes! The day I find my own candy-striped frock will be a beautiful one.

In the meantime, I am very much looking forward to seeing your new purchases.

D D said...

you really look like a hollywood star from the 50's :)
regards from vienna

Suzi Maynard said...

You're so pretty & look amazing, as always! I'm a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to vintage shopping. Do you think you could let me know some of your favourit haunts in Melbourne? x

Suzi x
suzimaynard.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Perfection in candy stripes! Those shoes are awesome, too.

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

Sarah said...

Yes, beautiful! I hope to find some dress like that one day, perfect to wear during Summer.. xx

Andi B. Goode said...

Gorgeous dress - I love the buttons at the back. It's such a shame it's starting to tear. So heartbreaking when that happens! And I hardly buy anything from physical shops either, these days.
-Andi x

Riikka said...

Lucky AND gorgeous! Candy stripes = perfection. Love the shoes too.

Pippy O' Hara said...

So beautiful!

Danielle said...

The dress is gorgeous and those shoes are AMAZING!

Tess said...

Lovely!

If you get the chance, please visit my (vintage) blog!

Emily Baker said...

LOVE those nails

AngeliqueDama said...

Your heels are perfect!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

I love anything candy-striped! Also the dress a couple of posts back! Yummy! And those shoes. Perfect!

Zane said...

that dress is perfect and so are the shoes too

Sarah Anne said...

Oh my goodness, this outfit is just so stunning!

bisous,
http://www.bighipsredlips.com/

Two Happy Hearts said...

you look so beautiful!!
red is your color, for sure ;)

Mabel said...

You could be Meg White from The White Stripes! I love your dress and especially shoes :)

Mabel
Mabel Time

LandGirl1980 said...

Most certainly get a pattern made!! Lovely shape!

Lauren Helen said...

What a great pattern! Stop making me wish for summer!

markedbeautyblog said...

I absolutely adore those shoes!!

Gorgeous outfit! Such a shame that it is falling apart.

xx

julia aka garconniere said...

ah! i sold you that dress years ago! wow, i did not expect to come across it again. it looks beautiful on you, i'm sad it's nearing the end of its days.

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