I wore this knit dress for the vintage train expedition a couple months back but since it was so cold, I wore my coat the entire time and didn't get any pictures taken of the dress. This dress is a perfect wardrobe staple and is very timeless. You wouldn't think 1940's. I had been wanting a nice decent knit dress as a wardrobe staple piece and I happened upon this dress on etsy and I'm very happy with it. It has a side metal zipper and one up towards near the collar area. It's difficult to find a really good quality 30s, 40s knit dress that is under $100.
This scarf was a steal-of-a-deal on ebay. I've been using this fabulous scarf all winter and I think this is the vintage item that I am currently getting the most use out of. It's long and free flowing and the pattern is so me. The pattern is dancing ladies and men in sillouette. The scarf is Jacques Fath. I'm not quite sure how old it is but I know that I love it:) You know that you have a winner when both your mother and your six-year old daughter tell you that they wish they could have it. I hope one day to have a nice Jacques Fath staple in my wardrobe but until then, this accessory certainly fits the bill.
I am going to do a future post on Eisenberg jewelry as they are certainly my jeweler of choice. Listen to me I sound like I'm talking about Cartier or Van Cleef. Although many pieces are pricey for Eisenberg, you can still pick up earrings for around $20. I think this is what I paid for mine and they are from the 40's and still very much sparkle and shine. I think there are just some things that you should pay the extra buck to get the best quality from and Eisenberg is one of those gems. In addition, Eisenberg holds it's value. It's a very recognized name in the vintage costume jewelry world. It's amazing new world opening up to me:) I really do feel I'd much rather own a piece of quality vintage jewelry than something from the current day. I feel like there is a big art to jewelry making that has been lost in the present day, especially with costume jewelry. It's like it's meant to last for a few months and so cheaply made. I'd much rather spend the same amount on a 50's brooch.
In some upcoming posts, I will be exploring more vintage jewelry designers.
30's, 40's Tilt Hat: Etsy
40's Dress: Etsy (Designer: Merley) $90
Scarf: Ebay under $20 Jacques Fath.
Braclet, Earrings: Eisenberg
I think it is always rather interesting to show the black and white picture against it's color counter part.