50s Navy Dotted Swiss Dress for Fun Night at the Navy Yard

Yes, the navy yard, meaning the Charlestown Navy Yard where the historic USS Constitution resides. Every year the Charlestown Navy Yard runs various  World War II themed events. Last month they had a weekend event titled “We  Can Do It-Service on the Homefront in WW2” to commemorate the “Greatest Generation.”

I wasn’t able to make all the festivities, but my husband and I were thrilled […]

By | 2019-09-16T08:17:22-04:00 September 15th, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|6 Comments

The Cover Up-How to Style an Arm Baring Halter Maxi Dress

In a previous post I featured a 70s dress by Cuban designer Don Luis along with a bit about his background. This designer has been under the radar for a while. But more and more vintage enthusiasts are discovering it.  His dresses are a great alternative if you love Emilio Pucci designs, but not the price tag.

I recently unearthed this 1970s Don Luis maxi […]

By | 2019-09-03T10:50:54-04:00 August 26th, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|10 Comments

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party Fashion-2019


Well, another year has rolled around, which means another Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Ma.  The time flew by so fast I feel like I was just there!

This year I opted for a pastel floral cotton voile dropped waist 1920s dress. Voile is a great airy/floaty fabric, perfect if you have to be outside on a hot summer day.

Wore my […]

By | 2019-08-13T08:43:08-04:00 August 10th, 2019|Events, My Vintage Style|18 Comments

Parasol Trend-How to Shun the Sun in Vintage Style

 

Ubiquitous at vintage themed outdoor events,  parasols are the perfect accessory for protecting yourself from the scorching rays of the sun, while complementing any period outfit from the Victorian era through the 1950s.

But this throwback accessory is now gaining popularity beyond the alternative fashion market. While out and about this summer I’ve definitely noticed more women carrying them on the street.  And, why not? […]

By | 2019-07-25T20:57:57-04:00 July 22nd, 2019|Fashion|18 Comments

Vintage Label to Look For-Don Luis de Espana

Don Luis de Espana is a vintage clothing label I discovered several years ago. I was on one of my many hunts for vintage when a 70s jersey knit maxi dress in an amazing abstract sea life print caught my eye. Upon closer inspection I discovered the label. I bought the dress and when I got it home began to research the name.

Unfortunately there was not a lot […]

By | 2019-07-08T11:23:21-04:00 July 1st, 2019|Labels to Look For|3 Comments
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