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Monday, January 14, 2013

A Tartan Adventure

Yesterday, we went to a small local park in-between running the weekend errands.  It has been awhile since I have posted a vintage ad to actual garment and I was excited to try this out at the park. This is something that I love to make connections with.  It has become a mini-hobby.  The tartan suit is from Urban Suburban by Moordale.  I have to sew some small seam repairs as it is separating in a couple of areas.  This suit was bought with the ad <perfect>.

Suit & Vintag Ad - Urban Suburban Moordale Ebay 
Scarf -Vintage Etsy
Hat -Vintage (either ebay or Etsy)
Gloves - from a dear friend 
Earrings-vintage
Scarf clip -Deco 30's Etsy
Ring -Vintage Italian mosaic vintage shop Michigan
Pearl Braclet- 50's vintage
Panty Hose -Wolford on sale
Shoes -Etsy under $50 awesome find 40's
Wool Muff - Vintage Etsy 

I couldn't 100% decide which recreation pose I liked better so I figured I'd showcase them both.  My husband prefers the first one and I prefer the second one.  I made some adaptations to the style.



The original ad below, suit originally priced at $65.  I wish I did have the matching petticoat included this would have been glorious but my version is skirt and blazer.  I did wear a petticoat but not like the lovely one pictured.  Not complaining though:):








Art deco scarf clip etsy purchase.







Love the XO button detail





I love these shoes because they can also easily be applied to the 1930's.  While I was tightening the laces I pulled too hard on one of the shoe laces and broke it.  You forgot how delicate these vintage items can be.  So, I sat there with a broken shoe lace thinking to myself "Oh great, what do I do now?" Then, I thought I'll just knot it and it seems to work:)  I'll have to scout out for a replacement shoe laces.




Lilli Ann coat:






I'll end the post in my favorite photograph taken at the park:



23 comments:

  1. Your wardrobe is amazing. <3 I LOVE that dressy!

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  2. Oh my, that suit is amazing! It is really wonderful. And I love how you recreated the picture of the ad!

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  3. Looks lovely, just like the photo.

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  4. I love your recreations! You also do such an amazing job.

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  5. What an amazing style!!! NEW LOOK is still alive!

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  6. I'm so proud to have such a creative and stylish friend hehe This suit is just omg breathtaking-it fits you perfectly! I just love how you are recreating all of these amazing ads and images. You are such a great addition to the vintage community!! Muah!

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  7. Oh my gosh, tooooo fabulous! There's nothing like tartan plaid wool to cozy you up on a chilly day. And the Lilli Ann, what a great collar! Enviable & inspiring, as always. Keep it coming!

    <3 Sara

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  8. Thank you ladies for all your fabulous comments. I just realized there is a stone out on my brooch. Oh big bummer! It's a green one too. I wonder how difficult it will be to replace.

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  9. You look sooo amazing! Love your suit and coat!
    BTW, I wonder, do you have Polish roots? Because Joanna is Polish name and that's made me wonder.

    xoxo,
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Lejdi for your lovely comment. My mother had a fondness for the name. I have English roots:) I'd love to know more about Poland:)

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  10. Those buttons are so cute. You can't find buttons like that today. Love how unique some vintage pieces are.

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  11. Wow, the shaping on the top is just beautiful on you! That waistline in perfect.
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  12. You look beautiful!!! Love that suit!

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  13. Such a fun post! Love the vintage look and recreation :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Thank you Jamie, Mid Century and Monica. All your comments made my day:))

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  14. You are a true vision of cold weather vintage fashion loveliness. I am constantly in awe - and so, so inspired by - your attention to detail with your outfits and the way that you're able to track down garments from magazines some 60 to 70+ years later. To say you look gorgeous - and so very stylish - in this classic plaid suit would be a hefty understatement.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Jessica. It's such a fun historical adventure to tie these vintage ads to the real articles of clothing/accessories. I've learned a lot about the designers, stores, and appearances by looking at these vintage magazines.

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  15. That suit is amazing. I love the coat, too.

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  16. This is just glorious! Absolutely perfect on you. They really dont make clothes like they used to! x

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  17. Oh, that outfit is stunning!! Visiting from today's plaid link-up!

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  18. Goodness gracious, this is perfection to the Nth degree. It is always a thrill to find the original advertisement for pieces you own, but this is a step beyond. I love your recreation. This is my favorite post from today's plaid link-up on ChatterBlossom.

    Cheers!
    Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

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