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

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

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
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