11.23.2012

Dream vintage clothing pick

A few posts ago, I mentioned that my 1950's horse-print blouse had a neat story. Well, back in October, my sister Amy and I found an estate sale on Craigslist that advertised vintage clothing from the 1930's. The sale turned out to be a bust (all of the clothes were gone by the time Amy arrived), but Amy ended up meeting a fellow named Vince, who sells vintage clothing along with his wife, Michelle. He invited us to their house to look through their collection.

One phone call and a day or two later, we arrived at their place to discover one of the most incredible vintage clothing collections I have ever seen! A large shed, a trailer, and a living room were packed with beautiful things from every era. They gave us free reign to look through everything, and after hours of rooting, we emerged with a pile of favorites, including a 1930's floral feedsack housedress, a 1950's blue velvet party dress, and the 1950's nylon dress I'm wearing in these photos. Plus, a few weeks later, I called Michelle to purchase a dream floral Edwardian dress that I left behind the first time!

This 1950's dress may seem unassuming, but it's one of my favorite things I bought from Vince and Michelle. It's comfy, versatile, and easy to wear, and I love the tucks at the shoulders. Plus, it's the perfect canvas for especially ridiculous accessories, like this leaf crown.

Moral of the story: You never know what estate sale fail might lead to. Vince and Michelle are two of the nicest people I've come across in a while, and I'm already itching to visit them again.


Outfit details:
1950's dress purchased from Michelle and Vince
1950's autumn leaf fascinator via concetta's closet
J.Crew belt
Nine West heels

9 comments:

  1. The dress fits so well - it looks like it was tailor-made for you! And it comes with a really nice story too!

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  2. I am so happy you commented on my blog because it lead me to yours! I love every single outfit and it looks like you have a pretty amazing vintage collection! I can't wait to see more :) Your Autumn leaf fascinator is just stunning! xxx

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  3. This dress is beautiful! The colours are wonderful, especially the headband, very jealous!

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  4. sometimes the simplest of dresses are the hardest to find (and the sweetest to wear). nice score!

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  5. how wonderful to know people like that! they can source all this beautiful vintage clothing and then you can buy it directly from them! and sometimes it's nice to just have a really simple piece of clothing so you don't feel overdressed when you want to wear some of your more attention grabbing accessories like your leaf headband! :)

    littlehenrylee

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  6. What a beautiful dress, it looks gorgeous on you! I've just discovered your lovely blog, you have your newest follower here!

    I've recently started my own vintage clothing blog, showing clothes made by my granny who was a couturier in the 1930s. Do take a peek and let me know what you think!

    Emalina
    www.kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. How amazing that would have been! To look through all that clothing! I'm envious. Great photos, and stunning backdrop too.

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  8. Wow lovely dress, nice styles and outfits. We have a great collection of
    Vintage Clothes

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