23 July 2009

I've Got The Blues

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Blue used to be my favorite color to wear but in recent years I seem to have drifted away from it. I think the change from blond to darker hair led me to wear more browns and yellows. But it seems that most of my favorite finds recently have been in the blue family.
  • A 50s cotton day dress in the softest cotton. I love the Peter Pan collar the most.
  • Sometimes at the thrift store I get faked out by dresses. I thought this was going to be an amazing 30s chiffon dress but it turned out to be from H&M. I brought it home nonetheless.
  • This 60s cotton shift dress needs some serious stain removal (and ironing!). I think it might be my first foray into OxyClean.
  • This 50s gingham swimsuit fits like a dream except for the strangely pointy bra lining. I've already taken scissors to it (sacrilege to some, I know) and plan on taking in the bust darts. Then it'll be perfect!

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25 comments:

The Greedy Seagull said...

Yay, the dress made an appearance! The collar was the best part for sure...

AlicePleasance said...

Another lovely swimsuit!

Currently listening to...Sunday Girl, Blondie...?!

Eyeliah SS said...

I seem to shy from blue, because it was so popular when I was younger and I wanted to be more unique. :-)

Tahda said...

that bathing suit is perfect! love it.

Lexie said...

these are so wonderful!

i dont understand why people are so opposed to altering vintage clothing.. so strange to me!

Kelley Anne said...

Wow! They're all so beautiful:) You find the best things!

sarah said...

So glad you had better luck with the swimsuit than me! Good luck with the alteration. It'll be adorable on you I'm sure. I love the blue inspirations...it's one of those colours I love but I don't really seem to wear it too often. It's such a great summer colour, though! :)

hannah said...

oh wht fun finds!! that bathing suit is heaven!

VintageRevolver said...

I love these!

Aurora said...

i don't think it's a terrible thing to alter vintage clothing. it's just modernizing it and making it more fitting (ha, pun.) for today.

look at it as recycling and then it'll be fine!

Claradevi said...

Blue is such an elegant colour, I think. And your finds today are amazing, I envy you :)

laurakitty said...

How adorable is that swimsuit! Blue is definitely my favourite colour to wear- I have so many little vintage blue dresses, my version of the LBD!

Anonymous said...

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Starr said...

that swimsuit is a dream, lucky lady!

Mars said...

That little gingham bathing suit is perfect! Gosh I love the first two dresses, too! I'd wear 'em in a heartbeat :)

I was having the same problem too, and now I have a slew of blue dresses coming in the mail. Yikes x_x!

Lucy said...

mmmm beautiful beautiful gingham!

I love these!

Summer said...

Awesome! Look at that swimsuit. =D

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love_again said...

Good luck with the stain reomoval for the 60's shift dress. It is super cute, and the swimming costume..to die for!

Ace said...

Oh that bathing suit is gorgeous!

Aya Smith said...

I like it all, blues, browns... greens, yellows, it doesn't matter. Though I am not a fan of hot pinks...

These are all gorgeous! :D

Isabel said...

The peter pan collar on that floral dress is just precious. To keep or to sell?

Join the Gossip said...

the polka dot dress reminds me of the one gwen wore in the "don't speak" music video years ago. darling!

Polly Farthing said...

Gorgeous gingham swimsuit - what a find! Polly x

Katie said...

Have you seen "500 Days of Summer" yet?
Zooey Deschanel's wardrobe is to die for and it made me think of you and your blog :)

Quixsa said...

I too get faked out by places like H&M- which I like on one hand because it's lovely that shops are now making dresses in vintage styles that I adore and on the other hand, I dislike because I love to find a fantastic vintage find.
I guess it's a good quandary to be in.