12 January 2010

New Old Things

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We haven't done this in a while, hmmm? Played let's-see-what's-new-in-my-closet? For a while there I was feeling pretty spurned by the vintage gods. Lots of goodies being found for the shop, but none for me. It was a bit like Goldilocks, ya know? Everything was a bit too big, a bit too small or just not quite right. Then in the last couple of weeks it started raining vintage dresses in my size. Don't you love when that happens?
  • This 30s era cotton voile dress is... perhaps my favorite find of all time? I know I always say that but this time... for reals. Perfect sailoresque collar? Check. Side ruffley bits? Check. Hand stitching that tugs my heart strings? Check!
  • This Betty Barclay dress is pretty much on the opposite end of the same spectrum of the first dress. That same sort of sailor girl feel but in super soft wool with lots of professionally tailored details. It's just about perfect now that I took about 7 inches off the hem.
  • Ummm... how many months, nay years, have I been searching for a brown Gladstone style bag? Many! This one (with original key!) finally came my way via Etsy. Now I just need a soft leather one big enough to crawl into.
  • I wish I had found this gem back in the fall. Doesn't it have the nicest fall colors? This one came via Etsy seller Carmalized Vintage in a package so pretty I hated to open it.

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25 comments:

Ms. B said...

Lovely bag and the autumnal dress is too cute!!

Capricioustraveler said...

Love the stripe dress.

Silverdust said...

I adore sailor dresses and the first one is probably the most gorgeous one I've ever seen! Thanks for posting :)

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calivintage said...

oh wow, i am in love with that pretty fall colored dress. such a score!!!

Ollie Otson said...

That bag is gorgeous! What an amazing find.

dani said...

Arggghh! Brown Gladstone Dr Bag! Dying of jealousy. Nice find.

Delightfully Tacky said...

That striped dress is perfection!

jesse.anne.o said...

That dress is absolutely fantastic.

Alyssa said...

My favorite items are the striped dress and the bag! Does the bag really require the little key to open it? It's so cute, like a ...bag diary or something... ha ha... and I would DEFINITELY have fun wearing that dress. Neat!

jenny said...

I LOVE your blog so so much. I think I spent like 2 hours yesterday just looking at vintage dresses online. I think I have a problem.

I'm so glad you finally found your gladstone bag. It's pretty great! As is this blog. The end.

Mandi said...

Looks like that New York luck has been following you around!

the clothing project said...

FABULOUS.

- www.theclothingproject.com

Lexie said...

lucky lucky!

i especially like the dress on the top right!

Bug said...

The bag is my fav!


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M. said...

such great stuff, I love that bag!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Mamushka Marie said...

oh i soooo know what you mean! glad you found some treasures for yourself :) i love the first dress especially.
<3

SophieSweetVintage said...

Lucky you! I'm loving all of it :-)

Jason said...

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Maria@chicisimo said...

This bag is absolutely gorgeous!!
xx

Happy 2010!!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Great finds, I'm so envious! I have a gorgeous big gladstone bag that I need to list in my Etsy shop, but it needs a repair first. I never knew what this style of bag was called, so thanks for the info!

Elizabeth said...

I recognise one of those dresses! It looks so much better hemmed, and I'm so glad it found it's perfect owner!

x


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rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

seems like you've been having good luck finding all that you desire lately!

jules said...

sighhhhhhhhh

30s dresses just make me all gooey inside. congrats!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

I soo want your bag!

Lisa said...

Love all your finds! That first dress is amazing! What a score. :) I'm new to the blog world and I love yours. Your topshop sailor coat was meant to be.