Monday, April 29, 2013

Week Of Vintage: Blue Striped

Dress - Bobbie Brooks, vintage, thrifted, and altered by me {similar here in petite}
Heels - Airstep, vintage
Clutch - Vintage {last seen here}
Earrings - via eBay {here}
Bracelet - Jeweliq {similar here}
Sunglasses - Tom Ford "Anouk" {similar here and here}

Hi friends - I'm so excited to present my second installment of Week Of Vintage (catch the first segment here)! I had such a positive response last year that I wanted to recreate this series. If you've read my blog for any length of time you know that I love vintage (probably from growing up watching Nick At Night's 1950s/60s/70s television shows [my favorite was Get Smart] and listening to FOX 97, a now-defunct Atlanta radio station that played pop hits from the same era).

Recently I've found a great resource for vintage clothing, a small antique shop in a small town (Midway Treasures in Wedowee, AL, to be exact). Lucky for me, the owner acquired a lady's vintage wardrobe that happened to be similar in size to me. I've made a few minor alterations to her clothing (mostly letting out the hips and/or waist an inch or two). What's even more interesting is that I have her name and picture! She was Ms. Odessa Vick and was a payroll supervisor in Birmingham, Alabama. She (or perhaps a daughter) had some really cute clothing. This Bobbie Brooks two-piece dress caught my eye because of the pretty details. Bobbie Brooks generally made clothing for juniors and young women, but I think it is pretty and want to wear it even though I'm nearing 32! The alterations I did were to let out the waist about an inch or so and hem it two inches.

Stick around - I'll be wearing more of Ms. Vick's wardrobe this week! I hope you enjoy and thank you so much for visiting.
Ms. Odessa Vick at the payroll machine


Jennifer said...

I love this outfit!

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful dress and your beautiful sunny location too!! Very cute!

Ladies in Navy said...

you look SO gorgeous. i love this
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Catherine Kowalik Harper said...

What an amazing story! I can't wait to see what else you'll wear this week!

Meredith said...

How fun!! A week of vintage...I love it!! I adore this combo! That cute crop top is awesome and the pattern and colors are beautiful!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I was viewing in a blog reader and didn't realize that it wasn't a solid dress until you mentioned it.

Marissa Nielsen said...

I love this outfit combination on you. You make this look!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

This little outfit is awesome!I LOVE it and the fact that it is two pieces is the best.
I just posted a vintage paisley maxi dress that I wore on my blog - I never really wear vintage but of course, I fell in love w/ that..and your look

The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)

Tiff Ima said...

You're adorable :) I love the dress!

Tiff Ima
Style Honestly