January 11, 2011
Filed Under: HUZZAH
Making new friends is the wonderful thing about this whole blogosphere! A few months ago, I became friends with Maria the proprietress of Adelaide’s Homesewn. I have been a fan of her shop for sometime, but it wasn’t until I got this ribbon knit dress that I contacted her to get her professional vintage cleaning advice. She was so helpful and we have become instant blog friends since! Then we schemed up a little collaboration between her shop and “Vintage Here, Vintage There” features.
Rachel and I each chose something from her shop to “borrow”, wear, and model. Her lovely shop is full of such beautifully old items! I really love old things and she has no shortage of them! I really do think I was born in the wrong decade (but God knows best right?).
My dress of choice is this 1940’s watercolor silk dress (you can buy it too and it would probably ship straight from me to you). The colorway, peter pan collar, and pintucks are just too perfect! I then paired it with a pretty sweater that I recently thrifted and I felt like I could have been an extra in the movie Edge of Love, except you probably wouldn’t have seen a Filipina (that’s what my ethnicity is in case you ever wondered, though I have never been to the Philippines) in London at that time. I seriously watched that movie, just for the clothes!
I am really loving the girls’ haircuts and it seems you all do too! I think Brave’s hair especially fits her personality so perfectly! During the day it gets a little frazzled and crazy and I think it looks darn cute and really suits her! Saturday morning she woke me up just to tell me, “Mommy, my bangs are crazy!” And crazy were they indeed, as they were sticking straight up!
True and Brave fight, but they are the best of friends too. I really hope they just get closer as the years go by and that they get closer to us too!
on me: dress, vintage borrowed from adelaide’s homesewn. belt, thrifted. sweater, vintage thrifted. socks, urban outfitters. oxfords, macys. tapestry bag, vintage (drawn here, gift from jane via ms. tips).
on true: dress, vintage c/o little one vintage. sweater, thrifted. boots, thrifted.
on brave: shirt, vintage. skirt, misha lulu. sock, gymboree. shoes, vintage.
more of my faves from adelaide’s homesewn: green polkadot dress, leafy green dress, clover fields blouse, bourbon fry boots, and of course the watercolor silk dress
We have some fun ideas coming up for our “Vintage Here, Vintage There” Mondays, but if there is something you would like to see or for us to discuss re: wearing/buying vintage, please let us know in the comments here. If you are sharing some vintage over at your blog, please leave us a link to it!
Head “over there” to check out the comfy, cozy coat Rachel borrowed and how she styled it for a date night out with Brett!
Thank you Maria for letting us borrow from your wonderfully lovely shop! Check out the Adelaide’s Homesewn shop and blog.
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