Rainy Day Finds

Yesterday I had a delightful, although rainy, day with my friend Hannah, where we both purchased some pretties for our closets.  I picked up a wonderful 50s/60s cornflower blue slip (there is something to be said about vintage slips; they were cut with curves in mind, they have shape to them, which makes them better for wearing, since they don’t create bulk.  Modern slips are cut straight, and often create folds in the fabric, and want to get stuck in your zippers!) and a gloriously light weight rayon 40s frock that is in kind of sad condition with some tears along the armpits, however it was so comfortable (partially because it is too big, but nothing a belt can’t fix!) and had pockets, I just had to have it.  I may make it sleeveless.  It’ll make for a perfect hot summer day dress when I’m just rambling about the house.

I also picked up this amazing film noir gushing white wool fedora with chiffon accent…

And then I found the dreamiest coat in the world…a 1940s cranberry wool gaberdine swing coat…

I nearly screamed when I saw it, and then just about fainted when I realized it had a hood!

So, all in all, it was a pretty fabulous day!

As for today…I’m heading over to AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium for a lesson in vintage hairstyling! I attended one a little over a year ago, which eased my fears and frustrations regarding hair.  Bu, alas, I have yet to master hair, so another lesson is so very welcome!  Hope to blog about it soon!

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