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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Steals, Deals, Are You Kidding Me?

I have been neglecting my blog as of late but I am still posting away on Instagram, so feel free to follow me there!

Yes, dear friends, it is another exciting episode of Steal, Deals, Are You Kidding Me?  If you are new to my blog, this is an ongoing series where I bring to you some recent sale items that I think were great deals or even on the opposite extreme, are you kidding me?







1930s beach pajamas.  A bit on the expensive side but these are becoming a hot commodity fine friends.
$227



Bakelite radio, working!  $980, a collectors piece I'm sure.





Missed this one, a steal for sure, yes the suits had some issues but it was  $63 for two Irene suits!




There is such an explosion in novelty prints lately.  4 panels of 30 x 60 fabric.  $202.  I bet the seller thought they hit a gold mine:)






NYC novelty prints also seem to command a premium.  This dress went for $203





Dior 1959 pearl necklace  $133





Lilli Ann Blazer $28, sigh, how did I miss this?




I love this hat!  But, it went higher than I wanted to pay.  A great hat for 50s suits.  $123




I bought this nurse outfit in a bag for the low tidy sum of $10 + shipping.  It even came with a receipt inside dating it to 1944.  There is some yellowing from age but I have since washed it and it came out.  It is awaiting pressing.  It's certainly worth the price.  I bought it because I am thinking of going to a couple of WW2 events this summer, so I am going to see if I can piece something together.  My mistake was washing it with buttons that are supposed to be removed.  Now, I am awaiting a couple of replacements.  I had no idea there were removable buttons in the 40s.  Interesting!





There is something extra special about this booth photograph.  Isn't she lovely?  She didn't get purchased at $5 but she certainly is priceless.  A very pretty lady.




I get it but I don't get the price of some of these novelty prints.  If you have a New York Central Park or a Lady and The Tramp, sell now and make a tidy sum.  This fabric was just over 2 yards and went for $372!  I can certainly see a repo of this fabric in the future.  Crazy stuff.  I'm thrilled for the seller:))  It wasn't me but I wish I had a bolt of it.



I'm kind of going back to the 30s/40s vibe and I'm looking for a good forward tilt hat.  This one is grand and worth the $80.  I didn't buy it but I would $80 for one like this.



Isn't this a great purse? $70  Francois is the maker.





Fabulous Lilli Ann coat at a very reasonable price of $360



Now, it wouldn't be a proper Steals Deals with out some glamour!  $108 for this beauty, I'd say a deal.



1940s copper satin hat.  $225

Monday, April 13, 2015

From New York to Australia, The Traveling Dress Continues!!

Very exciting!  The sisterhood of the vintage dress made a final USA stop with Desiree of Pop-o-matic Deluxe and then off to Australia with its first stop with Bonita of Lavender and Twill.  Ladies, this is so exciting to see how you all style this dress.  Thank you to all who have participated and who are going to participate!!  This has been a big highlight of my blog and means a great deal to me.  I love this!

If you'd like to catch some of the previous travels, here they are.




Desiree styled the lovely dress with a lovely powdery blue cardigan and check out those cute little sweater clips!  Thank you, Desiree for showing us how a cute cardi looks with the dress:)


Then, off to the first stop in Australia with Bonita.  Bonita, your hair is amazing and look at that lovely pastel pink tilt hat you incorporated into the style!




Thank you ladies, loving all these journeys and I know all the readers are too!!  This really is a true "sisterhood" dress.  All these amazing styles and different ways to see the dress.   More to come from Australia...stay tuned....




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Novelty Mania Continues

Catching up on a couple of new skirt purchases...


I wanted to share this fabulous skirt that I bought from DeniseBrainVintage that I paired with a cashmere sweater from LuckyDryGoods.  I highly recommend both of these sellers.

This was one of those skirts where you have to act fast or it quickly disappears.  I normally don't gravitate towards pink but it seems that when looking at novelty prints all colors are game.  I think this is one of the things I also like about them.  As much in demand as novelty prints are, it can also be difficult to find the appropriate top/cardigan to go with them.  I like the full button up cardigans and try to keep my eyes open up for them when the come up for sale.  I sometimes even hound vintage sellers for cardigans that I see in images where the skirt is for sale (Shhh don't tell).

I don't want to look like an old woman dressed as a teenager so I'm finding this type of balance suits me well.





















Outfit Details:

Cardigan: LuckyDryGoods
Shoes: Josef Seibel


Alpine Madness.

I lucked out on this skirt.  The previous person who wanted it backed out and I was able to pick it up.  This is a great skirt with the theme of winter cabins, mountains, and snow.  It is a bit too small so I'll have to see how I conquer this.  But, it has the gore effect, creating a circle skirt.


Outfit Details

Skirt: MaryBethHale
Sweater Schiaparelli
Shoes Re-Mix
Bracelets: Variety of sources











Wednesday, March 4, 2015

1930s and Winter Weather

I don't get to wear this coat too often.  It is the only fur coat I own and I'm quite happy to own it.  This coat is from the 1930s.  It really does have that glamour quality about it.  We have been getting quite a bit of snow here in New York.  These pictures were from the beginning of February.  Hat is New York Creation.






Sunday, February 15, 2015

Manhattan Vintage Show



Outfit Details:
Suit: Lilli Ann
Brooch: Recently purchased rhinestone scissor because of inspiration from ad just below
Hat: Schiaparelli purchased a few years ago




I always enjoy a good visit to the MVS.   There are so many different genres represented and it so nice to see the textiles up close.  I met up with the lovely Daffny of AVintageNerd.   We had a great time wandering around the booths looking at the vintage and speaking with some of the vendors.







Here is Daffny in a beautiful coral coat.  I hope she buys it.  She took the card of the vendor to see if she might purchase it in the future.



It was so neat to run into the fashion savvy   Idiosyncratic Fashionistas.  These are two remarkable ladies who are very inspiring.


Check out the lovely rayon prints.


As you can see in my previous post, I had to walk away with this Saul Steinberg print.  It's a beauty!  I also walked away with a lovely 1940s black blouse with gold motif print.  






The lovely Heather at Noble Savage holding a dress that was in Boardwalk Empire.  I'm going to miss that show.  They were actually starting to get into the fashion period I really like!






We also bumped into Laura of PaperMothBallVintage.




This was one of the last items I purchased.  When I looked at it, I thought it might not fit but it is a little tight but I think this is the style of the period.  Love it none the less and will pair well with a black skirt.


We ended our day at a wonderful restaurant called Tea and Sympathy which has stellar English food.  We had to wait in a line outside but it was so worth it!  So great!  You can also see more photographs on my Instagram.  Link to the side.