How to Style a Classic Shirtwaist Dress

1960s cotton print shirtwaist dress

In her Wall Street Journal article on the shirtdress, fashion writer, Nancy McDonnell quotes a June 1938 Vogue magazine article that declared the shirtwaist dress “an American institution” and suggested one should be sealed in a time capsule “for the purpose of enlightening future civilizations about our own.”

And I totally agree! This fashion classic has been around for quite a […]

By | 2019-04-09T14:18:54-04:00 April 8th, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

Pattern Mixing-Leopard and Lace

1960s faux leopard coat

My winter outfit choices are limited as I have lived in Florida for many years.  But now that I spend several months in New England, including the late fall,  I had to come up with creative ways to stretch what I do have. Now that I’ve opened my mind to it, I found that mixing patterns can be a great way to […]

By | 2018-11-20T09:49:03-04:00 November 19th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|12 Comments

70s Inspired Boho Print Dress and Martha’s Vineyard Trip

bohemian print maxi dress

Recently I spent a weekend visiting friends on Martha’s Vineyard. Their lovely home is in the quaint harbor town of Vineyard Haven, where ferries come and go all day, shuttling hordes of tourists to and from the island.

Even though the weather remained cloudy for most of my time there, at least it never rained. And the island is still beautiful, even when […]

By | 2018-08-28T08:09:05-04:00 August 26th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments
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