1950s prom dress for $10.00
I skipped high school prom (it was "too mainstream" for silly little adolescent me) but I soon came to regret that decision, as prom tends to be one of just a few occasions that allow you to buy an over-the-top fairytale dress. 'Til now!! I couldn't have dreamed up a more dramatic, fun gown. Yeah, it has a rather prominent stain on the skirt, but its charms make up for that. Now I just need someplace to wear it...
An early 20th century devil costume for $5.00
It's a vintage kid's Halloween costume! The little devil picture on the back is pretty darn cute; too bad it's way too small for, or else I'd have my costume for next year (and I'm only half joking!). I know nothing about dating costumes, but I'm guessing 20s-40s on this? I bet it had a great mask originally too; it's such a weird, cool piece!
Dreamy white 1940s slip for $10.00
This taffeta slip is a little tragic in that I’m sure it once lined an even more fabulous gown (quite possibly a wedding dress). But I’ll take what part of it I can, and I think it will be a pretty summer dress.
Black 1920s slip for $8.00
This winter, I bought a beautiful 1920s sheer black flapper dress at this very antique store. I'm wondering if this slip I just found there originally went with the dress? It's the perfect length, same era, right shape underneath, plus the straps are whitish nude, so they wouldn't stand out beneath the sheer lace overlay on my dress' shoulders. Original or not, they're still a perfect match; I'm so happy!!!
1950s day dress for $10.00
Because I can never resist a pretty 50s cotton day dress! This one has a lovely scoop neckline, too.
Total cost: $43.00
So, dear readers, have you had any grand vintage hunting victories lately??
(Outfit: 1950s day dress; TUK ballerina flats)
Hooray, it’s gingham season!! Here are yet more photos from my voyage chez-moi the other weekend. Both my parents (they’re divorced, but good friends/live near each other) have extremely picturesque historic homes in extremely picturesque rural landscapes. I was about to say I was lucky, as they make good backgrounds for my vintage clothes, but I think it’s vice versa: my appreciation of old things sprang from where I was raised.
These pictures come from the barn behind my mom’s house; it was built in the 1830s, I think, and certainly showing its age; seriously, I risk life and limb climbing around in the hayloft. It’s full of weird old antique farming implements and containers; it's a fun place to spend rainy days.
Thank you, rays of sunlight, for being so photogenic!
I hope your weekends were wonderful! I have a big basket of chocolate bunnies and Peeps to go through; it'll be a wonder if I can still fit into my little vintage frocks for a while, haha!
Also hit up some antique stores and came home with loads of magical finds-- to be featured soon!
(outfit: Edwardian jacket; antique slip; Dr Marten boots)
Hello all! This little Edwardian silk jacket is my newest obsession; it's so pretty (very fragile, though...I have to wear it with care). These are some more pictures from my weekend trip home; just hangin' around at yet another abandoned house (this one is just down the street). Me, creepy? No!
It’s actually quite funny: the weather that day was in the 70s and all the little songbirds were singing. I swear the sky was blue earlier, too. I was having so much spring-ish fun taking these pictures at our neighborhood abandoned farm! Well, I then got home and uploaded my pictures only to see that the early April landscape had translated as a stark, gothic, even bleak world on film. I still like the pictures, they just make it seem more like late Autumn than the springtime. My black-and-white Victorian ensemble isn't exactly lightening the mood either; oh well. I assure you I haven't gone goth, and the bright colors will return shortly!
(Some candid facial expressions caught here, haha; I was watching my dog!)
Post title comes from this 1930s all-girl string band's ultra creepy version of the haunting folk murder ballad of Pretty Polly!
I would also like to thank you all for the tremendously kind comments on my "abandoned cottage" post; you're all such dolls! Welcome new followers, too! I get that disbelieving "they like me, they really like me!" feeling every time; thanks so much everyone! ♥