Holiday Elegance-1930s Burgundy Velvet Hostess Gown

1930s burgundy velvet hostess dress

Melanie Garbo Byrnes, owner of Vintage Diversity in Fort Lauderdale, and a long time vintage loving friend of mine, recently gifted me this wonderful 1930s silk velvet hostess gown. Despite it needing some TLC, I knew I could repair this beauty so that I could wear it just in time for some holiday entertaining.

I had to carefully hand stitch […]

By | 2019-12-23T12:26:34-04:00 December 23rd, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|6 Comments

Vintage Country Classic Looks for Fall

1970s floral velvet midi skirt outfit

When I put these fall outfits together I was envisioning romantic and classic. Something that would be appropriate for a weekend at the country estate, if I owned one! Think Ralph Lauren meets Laura Ashley.

The style originated centuries ago in England, popularized by the British aristocracy. When travelling to their rural homes they required a totally different wardrobe than […]

By | 2019-11-29T10:08:04-04:00 November 21st, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

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|12 Comments
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