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Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Staycation Week of Vintage Outfits

I had my winter break from work last week and John too off too.  I spent it doing my favorite things spending time with the dogs and cats, eating, watching Star Trek and Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and of course dressing up.  

As I mentioned in previous posts I have been selling off a lot of my clothes in order to fund new ones.  I have decided that in order for me to keep it an article of clothing needs to fit several criteria:

  1. It must be fun.  I'm old enough I'll dress as I like and I only want fun, happy clothes that make me smile.
  2. It must be comfortable. Despite what people thing full skirts and petticoats really are comfortable.  Nothing, not even sweat pants, are more comfortable then full skirts.
  3. Preferably it will be something I can wear while biking.  This isn't a total must but its a big plus.  Thankfully, most things can be biked in.  I find biking in high heels easier then walking in them and petticoats are a breeze to bike in.
  4. I have to love it.

Most of these outfits I have featured on here before, but some I have, the one's I haven't will get their own posts eventually but I thought it would be fun to record the week (actually 9 days with the two weekends.)  This was a very unusually warm February with temperatures in the 60s, hello global warming, so that is why so many of these outfits are spring like, and no I didn't wear them any place special.  I wore them to go out to lunch, to get bubble tea and to bike with the dogs.

Outfit Number , Saturday:  Jumpsuit from Maria Guye and Mexican Tourist jacket from Girl In A Whirl:

I bought this jumpsuit to wear to the NYC commicon but then we wound up not going due to massive lines that meant even ticket holders like us would have had a 3 to 4 hour wait in the rain.  I was very upset, but at least I love the jumpsuit! It, and the jacket, will get their own outfit post eventually.



Here are the accessories:


 


1950s gold tone poodle scatter pins, a red Chatter Blossom hair flower, cat's eye sun glasses, and my poodle purse (oh and of course pug and cat hairs).   The shoes are remix flats.


Outfit Number 2, Sunday:  Bernie Dexter Kitten Dress and Doll Me Up Cardigan:





Accessories: A pink snood from Arthelia's Attic (I love her snoods), a little 1950s or 60s  mink cat brooch with googly eyes (I think this was someone's craft project which is why I love it so much, pastel bakelite braces, Remix Baby Doll Pumps in ivory, a pink crinoline fro Amazon, pink dotted What Katie Did seamed panty hose, and my 1950's Siamese cat purse).





Outfit Number 3, Monday: This was my only outfit that consisted primarily of true vintage pieces.   1950's vintage western shirt, 1950's vintage western wool jacket and Freddies of Pinewood jeans.



Here is a close up of the embroidery on the blouse




Accessories: 1950's Western Barette, Luxulite Western Novelty Brooch,  Bakelite Bangles, and 1950's Novelty Horse Purse.


Day 4, Tuesday-A  1930s Winter Drindl by the Black Pinafore:


I did a full post on this outfit here.

The accessories: A 1940s Deer Brooch, Chatter Blossom Hair Flower, 1930's Embroidered Gloves and 1920's Needlepoint bag.



Day 5, Wednesday-Bernie Dexter Dress in Let Me Entertain You Print:   






This is my first Bernie Dexter dress in her long sleeved Nichole style and I love it!  This, along with short sleeved Kelly, is probably my favorite style of Bernie Dexter dress.

The print is super fun movie theatre themed novelty print that called for equally fun accessories. A chiffon hair scarf, primary colored bakelite bangles, a red crinoline from amazonMiss L Fire shoes, and luxulite earrings and necklace.







Day 6, Thursday-Rocket Skirt from Girl In A Whirl and Swell Dame 1950's style Blouse-



This was my 38th birthday outfit last year, you can read about it in this post.   The skirt is a copy of the cover of my favorite children's book, a Trip to The Moon, by M. Sasek.  It's about the early days of NASA in Cape Canaveral.

The accessories for this outfit where a Chatter Blossom hair flower, gold remix shoes, a white crinoline from Amazon, lucite purse,  and bakelite bangles.

Day 7, Friday- Bernie Dexter Kelly Dress in Ticket to Ride and 1960s Pale Yellow Cardigan:




This dress is in my beloved Kelly style, short sleeves and zip front, with a nice full skirt.  The print is adorable, different tickets!   I also low the color of the cardi, such a pretty soft yellow.  This is an outfit I definitely plan to post in more detail soon.  

Here are the accessories:

 


Yellow Chatter Blossom hair flower, pastel bakelite bangles, 1950s or 60s novelty train brooch, 1960's flower purse, Miss L Fire pumps, and a green crinoline from Amazon.

Day 8, Saturday-Mexican Dress and Jacket by Maria Guye:



This is actually a bit of a sneak preview.  I purchsed this dress as my gift to myself for my upcoming 39th birthday.  It was so beautiful though I couldn't resist wearing it early.   Like all of  Maria's clothes the construction is exquisite.
I'll definitely be writing more about it.

The accessories I paired with this are my beloved 1950s horse novelty purse, red Chatter Blossom hair flower, and Remix sandals.


Day 9, Sunday-1950s style Zip Front Jump Suit by Kim Clark 



Kim did such a great job with this jumpsuit!  It is so comfortable and the fabric is  a gorgeous sea foam green with gold thread, real vintage fabric.  I wore this is in August to Star Trek Mission New York and had my picture taken with LeVar Burton, see this post.


Accessories: 1950's Cat's Eye Sunglasses, Gold Belt from Amazon, 1950's Novelty Cat Purse and Remix flats.



I dress in vintage style every day for work, but I definitely take it to the next level on weekends and vacations.  I had so much fun dressing up this week. I definitely think I'm getting younger, and crazier, in my style with age!


24 comments:

  1. I'm sure the way you dress keeps you young.

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    1. I think it does I look at pictures of myself in my early 30s when I mostly wore plain clothes and I look older

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  2. I love all of these outfits, but the dresses most of all and your choo choo train brooch is so adorable xxx

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    1. I used to be dresses only but lately I've been warming to jumpsuits, similar one piece appeal

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  3. I keep spotting your clothing going up for sale on Facebook and it looks like you're having a massive clear out. It must be very liberating but scary at the same time. I'm not sure I could do it! xx

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    1. Im so happy I did it. I think the direction I'm moving my wardrobe in is more me.

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  4. I love your outfits, especially the elegant Winter Drindl! The kitty purse is very cute :-)

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  5. How lucky you were to have had such spring like weather during your winter break! I love all your outfits, still I'm going to name my favourites, which are the red fringy jumpsuit from day 1 (and that covetable poodle purse!), your amazing vintage western shirt, and both your day 5 and day 7 outfits! And of course, how you dress keeps you young. I used to wear boring clothes before I discovered vintage, and when I see photos of that time, I'm definitely looking younger now ... xxx

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    1. the wather was great sadly its getting colder again now

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  6. Sounds like a Fun Staycation. That's what you want! With your criteria for keeping things, it's a wonder you will part with anything! LOL! We think a 'Doris Day' pose with all the dogs would be great.....maybe not dyed....just all the dogs (and cats), too.

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    1. I actually have parted with a lot, but there is a lot more to go! I sadly could never get the dogs or cats to participate in a doris day pose It's hard to get one to look at the camera while I hold them

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  7. I love staycations! I like #2 and #4 best and of course, the cat purse in the final photo

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    1. staycations are the best Id never want to leave my pets and travel

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  8. I really enjoyed seeing these outfits appear on Instagram during your staycation, and it's lovely to see them all together. You have such fun taste and I love the outfits you put together!

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    1. thank you I love fun clothes and Im getting sillier with age

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  9. Love all these outfits! The Bernie Dexter cat dress and Girl in the Whirl Rocket skirt are my favorites <3 Also, I love the accessories you paired with the front zip jump suit by Kim Clark! I wish I had determination to clear out the closet! I do have to some closet clearing myself soon though!

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    1. Girl in a whirl is amazing and too love that dress

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  10. Oh my gosh, so many cute outfits! Hard to pick a fave, but I think it's either #2 or #6! Gosh, we're doing a mostly-staycation next week and I'm planning on yoga pants and t-shirts. :)

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    1. Well I dressed up for breakfast or lunch I was home in pjs everyday by 2pm!

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  11. That's such a fantastic week of outfits. I'd be pleased if I managed one outfit that good in a month.

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