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Double Collars for Spring – Fifties Details

It’s now officially spring in the northern hemisphere! Right on cue, my tastes tend to turn more fifties full skirts and extravagance when the weather warms up. (Though, this is very characteristic of the forties, too. Peasant tops and dirndl skirts were quite popular in the summer for the forties.)   Unfortunately, some on my… Continue reading Double Collars for Spring – Fifties Details

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A 40s Winter Office Look – A New Twist on an Old Favorite

So, as you may not know, I work in an office most days. While I can get away with some fun pieces on the weekends, I tend to dress pretty conservatively for work. Usually this means a combination of a button down blouse and a skirt, which is my go to look for work. (This… Continue reading A 40s Winter Office Look – A New Twist on an Old Favorite

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A Fifties Outfit: Turquoise Dress and Sweater

So, if you’ve been following along, you’ll find that my favorite decade is by far the 40s. I like the simplicity of it, and the make do and mend attitude. But some aspects of the forties carried on into other decades, including the fifties. I’ll never be someone who rocks a huge skirt, but there… Continue reading A Fifties Outfit: Turquoise Dress and Sweater

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Finding a Unicorn: A 40s/50s Princess Coat

In the vintage world, we call them unicorns. Maybe other collectors do as well. Each one of us has a list of amazing objects that we’d like to find in the wild some day: Princess coats, novelty skirts, matching dress sets, just to name a few.   We hope that they’ll be in our size.… Continue reading Finding a Unicorn: A 40s/50s Princess Coat