Monday, 29 August 2011

Wardrobe sort out!

As you've guessed I'm on a bit of a roll sorting stuff out at the moment. I am not a spring cleaner, I'm an autumn cleaner, for me autumn is a fresh start, I don't know if this stems from being at school as that was quite a long time ago for me, but I suspect it does. You know the fresh school uniforms, new books, bag etc etc. Well I get that about the house at this time of year, please tell me I'm not alone!

Anyway I sorted out our clothes room this weekend, yes we're lucky enough to have a room for our clothes, it's really where guests stay when they come, but as we have more clothes than guests, it's essentially the clothes room!!

I would love to have enough cash to do this properly but I don't so I'm having to improvise. I already had a 6ft rail, which I bought an extension for so I now have a double rail



I guess we could always become vintage clothes dealers! I also have a wardrobe in here which I'm going to hang sweaters in, but currently have some of my handbags and what I'm about to sell on ebay too.


I'm not happy about the shoe situation, I currently have this rack and you can see a bookcase on the right, but I'm going to make a few sales on ebay and then buy some custom shelving for shoes.


The lovely thing about sorting through your wardrobe is seeing everything you have,  the bad thing about it is the realisation of all the lovely stuff I have that currently doesn't fit me as I need to shed some pounds :o( However now that it's all there out in the open I'm determined to get back into them. I have 2 dresses in particular that I really want to get back into again.

First one you've seen before is a beautiful 50s dress with a fabulous neckline encrusted in rhinestones and pearls, I love it



The second one looks kinda plain on my dress form but in reality it looks fabulous on! I bought this in LA several years ago, I walked into a vintage clothes shop and the woman behind the counter said 'hey there, I have a dress that was made for you' can't say this happens to me very often and I really thought it was a sales technique, but she was right. This dress was apparently tried on my lots of women who went in the store, but no one could 'fill it up top', I could and that dress was mine. It's especially nice as the underneath of the dress is straighter than the net on the top so it gives a fabulous silhouette.




It's cute huh? I have to get back into this oh and my gold lame dress too, perhaps if I don't eat for a year I might get back into them *sigh*

Last but not least I sorted my lingerie drawers, no don't worry I'm not going to show you my underwear, but I am going to show you my lovely 30s stocking holder that contains all my vintage seamed stockings, I took a pic without the stockings in. Sadly it's a little stained now and worn, but it is truly beautiful and I always feel special putting my stockings in it.


Also my collection of scarves, well I say collection, it's not really a collection it's a few! I use scarves in my hair a lot, either just a straight scarf tied round my hair or a larger scarf to cover over my curlers or pin curls. As you can see I have some vintage and then a couple of modern bandana type scarves too.


I have 3 favourites, firstly this lovely red, green and brown abstract design, it's so beautiful


Next up, very unusually for me is a floral print, I am not a floral gal, I'm not keen on florals, but I just love the colours of this scarf.


My last is my favourite, it's a little worse for wear as I do wear it a lot. It's an amazing design and honestly I think this has been made from a dress originally, it's quite a 40s crepe type material, if so I would have loved this in a dress, it would have been spectacular, as it is I'm pretty happy with is as a head scarf, check out the detail of the print!


15 comments:

Tallulah May Vintage Socialite. said...

A gal can never ever have too many dress, pairs of shoes or handbags.

Kim Bombshell said...

Oh my...I did this before going to the UK...huge task that took days, and I am not nearly as organized as you are!

Kim Bombshell said...

PS: The dress that was made for you is to die for!

Tasha said...

Oh my, your clothing racks made me drool! And oooh I really love that little stockings holder, I should try and find something similar. Mine live in ziploc bags, very un-ladylike. LOL

Eartha Kitsch said...

Oh wow! I'd love to come over and peek through your collection. Since I've gained weight, I have no vintage clothes that will fit me so they're tucked away in bins - but this gives me a boost to get back on that treadmill. That black dress is divine!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Wow what a collection! And I thought that I had a lot of things! I try and have clear out every few months, be really ruthless and get rid of stuff to either charity shop or Ebay. The dresses you want to get back to are stunning, especially the blue one :)

Miss Magpie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who stores shoes on a bookcase!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Amazing collection!

I think I own about 5 pieces of vintage clothes. Too expensive for me, and I hate that vintage clothes on ebay is the only category that doesn't have a preview pop up window. I almost never bother to click on the auctions because of it. Odd they do this for clothes.

Vix said...

I love seeing how other people store their clothes and I'm so impressed with yours. I adore both those dresses and like you, I'm not a floral fan but would have snapped that scarf up in an instant as the stripes make it look less "girly".
xxx

iLiveinmyLab said...

Was that a hint I just heard for the last scarf? I love the Egyptian theme of it! You should also post photos of what you end up deciding on for the shoe organizers. I have a decent system now but I feel like I'm constantly being overwhelmed by shoes! I'm also in love with the black and white tropical purse! That's too cute!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I will end up posting what I do with the shoes, I also intend to cover it all over with ceiling to floor curtains of some kind.

delia hornbook said...

wow you have some amazing clothes by the looks of it i adore that black 50's dress what a gorgeous shape. And i love the look of that green bag hiding on your shelf to ;-)) Happy sorting, dee x

Coedith said...

I have been on a sorting rampage for a few weeks now. We just got the garage done. We have such limited space we have to rotate clothing seasonally into bins. Our room doesn't have a closet so we installed a rack and I am wanting to use curtains also to cover it. I look forward to seeing yours.
What lovely clothes you have. You should dig out some old pics so we can see you in them! I enjoyed the time you posted some of you performing.

Zootsuitmama said...

OOO you have great stuff! Wish I had all the vintage clothes I had in the past, but they didn't fit! At the time I had to sell them, but regret some of them.

La Dama said...

Oh my, I need to do that to my clothes. your dresses are all so gorgeous. the one made for you is exquisite. cant wait to see the revamping in the end.

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