04 December 2008

My Vintage Finds

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I almost waited too late to take these photos. It's amazing how early the sun is going down these days. Like I said before, most things I'm buying lately are going straight into the store. Even if a piece slips through to my closet I usually wear it once or twice and then sell it anyway. For now, these are the pieces that are taking a little detour through my closet.

I love to wear dresses year round but since moving to PA I've found that the cold weather sometimes wins out over wearing a cute dress. This black Bobbie Brooks wool dress should cure that problem. I've been searching for a vintage Girl Scout dress for, well, perhaps years. I'm not sure what year this one is from so I'll have to do some research to find out. I can't wait to wear it but first it has a date with my iron and sewing machine. The little hand beaded collar came off of a dress I bought. I didn't really like the dress at all but couldn't resist that collar.

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What a pain it is to photograph black clothes! You can never see all of the pretty little details. This sweater has a see-through mesh neckline with floral appliques. I'm not usually a fan of a lot of 70's fashion. Lately though I've been searching out longer skirt lengths (again, blame the cold weather) and the 70's seem to be the decade for that. I'm going to try to work these knee length skirts into rotation. Otherwise, you know where they'll end up!

19 comments:

niki said...

it's so funny that you say you dont like '70s fashion; i always thought you had such a '70s aesthetic!

julie said...

i agree with you about how hard it is to show detail when photographing black clothes. i usually adjust the photo afterwards. anyways, nice finds. i especially like the school-girl quality of the skirts.

julie
http://www.hipsterama.com

Q's Daydream said...

Those two dresses are wonderful! :o)

duckrabbit said...

i was just in mamalicious last week and saw a 1940s girl scout uniform with badges and a matching hat! unfortunately it didn't fit me, so it might still be there.

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Will wait for you to list that clack sweater!! love.

Misha said...

damn it woman, those two skirt made me fell into an obsession. Typical, I don't have time or money for obsessing with autumn fox-hunting look-alikes.... Love it!

AlicePleasance said...

The first dress is marvellous, so simple and chic :-)

Frances Baker said...

It is a shame that black clothing should be so difficult to really capture the detail in! I love black- it can be so subtle and also striking. That jumper is great!

Anonymous said...

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/363628/sally_jane Most frequently used words! I thought it was cute that "little black dress" came out on top. :)

Penny said...

that pearl collar is the nicest thing i have ever seen!!
how did your store become so popular? i was thinking about selling vintage clothing and was wondering if you did any special advertising or anything? xx

hedonistt said...

hi ur blog is really enjoyable and i really love ur photo frame!can u say the name the programme which u use?

Sally Jane said...

Thanks for all of your comments!

niki: That's funny. I guess I can see that, I just never really lean towards 70's clothes.

julie: Yes, black clothes are the worst to photograph. Thank goodness for Photoshop!

Q's daydream: Thanks! I'm going to work on the GS dress today so I can wear it soon.

duckrabbit: Thanks for the tip! I'm heading out for First Friday tonight so I'll be sure to stop in. You should let me know sometime when you're in Lancaster. It would be fun to dig through all the vintage stores together. :)

Eyeliah: You never know. If I don't wear it soon, I'll probably just sell it.


Misha: Thanks! I'm really excited about these skirts too.

Alicepleasance: Thanks! New dresses are always fun, aren't they?

Frances Baker: Black clothes are the worst. I had the hardest time this week since every thing I'm selling is black!

Penny: Thanks! I think I'll attach that collar to one of my own dresses. As far as advertising, I haven't really done any. Just blog a lot!

hedonistt: I use Photoshop to edit all of my photos.

Alice said...

Do you send your dresses to Spain? I love them all, but I didn't buy yet because I'm not sure if you can send it to Madrid!

xoxo

Sally Jane said...

Hi Alice. Yes, I'll be happy to ship to Spain for you. Thanks!

Katie.Neal.Photo. said...

Sally Jane, When are you selling the girl scout dress. It's to die for! :)

kelsea said...

these pieces are all amazing.

violetville said...

the girl scout dress looks like the 50's-60's uniform. hard to tell without seeing a closeup!! :)

violetville said...

the girl scout dress looks like the 50's-60's uniform. hard to tell without seeing a closeup!! :)

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

wow that sweater on the bottom is awesome! I found a vintage girl scout dress also, now i just need to find me some brown tights, i'm trying to find a good way to wear it.