Swell Swirl

I’ve never been much of a brand/label/designer person when it comes to clothing. I like what I like, and I don’t care who designed it. But, there are a few exceptions…one of which was owning a Don Loper, which I crossed off my list in January.  One other exception to the rule is a Swirl, which just the other day fell into my lap at Simply Vintage.

Not only did it fit, er, okay, maybe more like well enough…it’s a tad big and short waisted, but it was my favorite color and featured pockets, so I had to take it home!

Swirls were basically the quintessential 50s housewife dress.  In fact I believe Ethel  in I Love Lucy was quite fond of them.  While the brand was never mentioned specifically, the classic single back top button and wrap ties and often pockets are a trademark of a Swirl and she is seen in many dresses of that style.  Made of sturdy cotton, and simple to put on, the Swirl is a fun dress for a day out shopping or a day at home.

A favorite detail of this outfit is this darling maracas brooch! It was a gift from fellow blogger Suzanne of Sweetie Suz.  I couldn’t be more in love with it! Not only does it has swell colors, but the maracas actually make noise too!!

Dress: Simply Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Purse: Thrifted
Earrings: Oh, gosh…who knows?
Cuba Maracas Brooch: Gift from Sweetie Suz
Bangles: Various
Shoes: Siesta by Miss L Fire, Imelda’s, Portland, Oregon

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