My Vintage Style- 1950s Silk Rose Print Midi Skirt

50s rose print-skirt outfit

Well, it appears this month I’m on a rose print kick. After  wearing a rose print dress for a Valentine’s Day dance  I re-discovered this lovely 1950s silk rose print skirt when searching for something to wear out to dinner with friends. I had purchased it years ago, wore it once,  and then completely forgot about it.   At that moment a couple of thoughts ran through my mind.  Was I losing my memory or do I just have waaaaay too much stuff that I’m losing track of it? I prefer to believe the latter.

So I have a new rule now, if I bring something new in, two things have to go.


1950s silk rose print skirt

I’ve always been a  big fan of  skirts as an alternative to slacks or jeans.  And I particularly love the flared tea length or midi length skirts from the 50s.

What I particularly like about this one, aside from the fabulous print and the flowy silk fabric, is the olive green velvety leaves that are sewn onto the skirt.  They add an interesting dimensional touch. It also has a black taffeta lining with tulle ruffle at the hem and a “Bullocks Wilshire” label, which was a very prestigious luxury department store back in the day.  So it really wasn’t fair to have let this beauty languish in the dark recesses of my closet for so long. She deserved  another chance to get out and have some fun!


50s rose print midi skirt

On the black jersey wrap top I wore an ivory enamel vintage rose pin. The earrings are vintage green flower clip ons.

green leather drawstring purse

Found this cute olive green bag at a thrift a couple years ago.  It caught my eye because it reminded me of the style of Fossil purses, which I love.
The inside label was “Relic” which I found out later is a moderately priced accessory line produced by Fossil.

And I’m wearing my black Chelsea Crew peep toe pumps again.

vintage coffee service set

I realized after I took the photos, that on the table behind me was the  green vintage coffee service that my friend had given me for my birthday. I leave it out on display because it’s so cute. And that day, it just happened to match my outfit too!

The cups are perfect for a nice, hot, foamy cappuccino, especially if it’s topped with black onyx chocolate sugar.

So, do tell. Have you ever found things in your closet that you forgot you had? Do you collect vintage tableware?



Linking up with Patti/Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday, Cherie at Style Nudge for Shoe and Tell Fashion Linkup

and Jess/Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for Turning Heads Tuesday















By | 2017-02-28T11:07:15-04:00 February 27th, 2017|Fashion|10 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell March 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I do like the swishy-ness of them! And 7 thrifts in one day is truly epic. You must be a master at scanning for just the right stuff. Beware of the closet creep because of having a home based clothing biz. I ended up having to put an addition on my house, then move stuff into a big storage facility. Things can really get out of control if you’re not vigilant 🙂

  2. Avatar
    Suzanne February 28, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I love this type of skirt! So feminine and easy-to-wear.

    That coffee set is stellar.

    Let’s not talk about my closet since it extends into the pieces I buy for my Etsy shop.

    This summer I will need another big clean out.

    I just got back from an epic day of thrifting…7 big thrift stores in 7 hours. I think it may be a new record.


  3. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell February 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks Anna. And I’m loving that blue floral print you’re wearing in your latest post. It reminds me of the 60s and it looks fab on you!

  4. Avatar
    Anna Marcus February 27, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Theresa, I normally don’t shop at vintage stores but I am loving your skirt, it has volume, lovely print and looks very nice on you

  5. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell February 27, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Agree. If it’s something you haven’t worn for a very long time and forgot about, it’s like finding something new again!

  6. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell February 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Hey Patti, thanks! I do love all kinds of shades of green. If there’s a rose print involved, all the better. And I find 50s flared skirts without the waist gathers are flattering for someone like me, one who tends to be “hippy” 🙂

  7. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell February 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks Vix! Are you back from your vaca yet? I’ll have to jump on over to your blog to see your latest adventure. Yes, Fossil makes some really cute bags.

  8. Avatar
    Jill February 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Yeah, I did a big closet purge recently and couldn’t believe some of things I found that I had forgotten about. Kind of nice though. Was like going on a shopping trip, except I didn’t have to spend any more money.

  9. Avatar
    Patti February 27, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    These 50’s skirts are my absolute favorites! And this rose print one is so gorgeous. Love all the touches of green – such a harmonious color. xox


  10. Avatar
    Vix February 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I love your skirt, it’s so beautifully floaty, flirty and feminine and the print is classic 1950s! The bag is a great find, too. I didn’t know Fossil made bags, Jon loves their crazy watches!
    That coffee set is stunning. xxx

Comments are closed.