Monday, 20 February 2012

Vintage Obsessions!

Whether we know why or not we always have certain styles we particularly are drawn too. I know I have a few vintage obsessions, and so I thought I'd write about one of mine today. Linen dresses, usually straight with some type of embellishment at the neckline and if you are lucky elsewhere, usually sleeveless but not always.

I don't know why I am particularly drawn to these, I love them! I do own about 4, but don't have any close up photos of them sadly so I'll leave that for another day. So I thought I'd have a trawl on ebay and etsy to see if there are any that take my fancy at the moment, of course there are, none in my size or in my budget but it's nice to look anyway. Click on the desciption to go to the item in ebay or etsy!

The first is my favourite type of linen dress, nice neckline, good embellishment including on the skirt and a bit of sparkle! Shame it's not my colour, size or in my budget ha ha!

1950's Linen Dress from StutterinMama on Etsy
This is fairly similar to one of mine, they are so simple with their clean lines, so comfortable and look classy too!
1950s Linen Cocktail Dress from Red House Vintage on Ebay
This is a real stunner, you would feel so fabulous in this, ok you might not but I would!!

50s Lilli Diamond Wiggle dress on Etsy by Vintage Blue Moon
This obviously is not a dress but it's in the same style as the dresses and I do love it. One of my favourite colours too.

50s Aqua Embroidered Swing coat on ebay from MissBamboo52
Finally you can't see it very well but this is me posing in the Arizona desert, in the hideous heat, wearing one of mine!

And last but certainly not least I am loving these shoes on Etsy, they are super cheap, pale blue AND lurex but they could even be a squeeze for me, I'm so tempted but I don't have money to spend on things which don't fit, erm I don't have money to spend on things that do fit, but you know what I mean. They have been in the sale ages as they are tiny, should I, should I?!!

Rare Babydoll Lurex shoes on Etsy with Itchinfilth
So what are your vintage obsessions? I have many more I'll share with you but I thought I'd start with one of my favourites!


mrs_sock said...

Ohhhhh those shoes!

Vix said...

You look incredible in that photo!! I love it. I knew you wouldn't be a pearl loving chick, you're far too cool.
That first dress is stunning (and the hot model, too) and I love that braided coat, I'd wear that like a shot! x

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

oh, I am obsessed with vintage in general but I think my main desires are wild vintage hats, novelty brooches and cardigans. Hats are probably my main weakness. I dream about buying amazing hats and then wake up to find it was only a dream and I'm depressed for the rest of the day! haha!

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

I LOVE vintage cotton dresses! I just found a cute one the other weekend for $18 in an antique shop. I'm on a really strict budget right now but just couldn't pass up adding it to my collection!


delia hornbook said...

oohh that Diamond wiggle one is lovely but how small is that waist eek ;-) A lovely little collection there. I don't think i have an obession for anything. I do collect a lot of vintage evening bags many seem to be in silver or gold. dee x

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

I love a fitted cotton dress too - and yours are fantastic. And the shoes are swoon-y, but they would probably have me stumbling by mid-day : < You look great in your ivory dress!

Coedith said...

You may know I am drawn to cotton full skirted dresses. Especially in a feedsack print. Another one that isn't as obvious is trays. The kitschy metal ones. Can not pass them up.
Love the desert picture!

Miss Rayne said...

At the moment its 1930s tilt hats with ribbon bands that go round the back of your head.
blue and black paisly silk is pretty high on the list too.

Andi B. Goode said...

These dresses are gorgeous! I love this style, too, but don't actually have any. That first pink one is in my favourites. And that picture of you is lovely. I can say that plaid is definitely a vintage obsession of mine as well as dresses that button up the front and ones that have pockets!
-Andi x

Miss Magpie said...

This may be a stupid question but is vintage linen the same as modern linen? I am always put off by the fact it creases so badly.
I'm so fickle with my obsessions,I go through a phase of being mad about something and then I get distracted by something else!

La Dama said...

I love your stunning dresses.
You hot pin up! you look bloody gorgeous.
I don't really like linen as it is hard to iron but love pockets and the cut of those dresses.

Kim Bombshell said...

OMG...I have the exact blue dress that would match those shoes. And it's a cute wiggle dress. I think I am wearing it in one of my posts last year.

Can you tell, I'm catching up on my blog reading? hehe...

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