Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Suit

Last year I found a great red suit at Goodwill for $7.99, and didn't wear it at all. Monday we had summery temperatures, so I decided to try it out! It's 100% silk, something I did not realize until I got it home (love it when that happens). I paired it with an interesting yellow and black feathered hat I bought for a few dollars at a garage sale years ago.

*Ahem*...Please excuse the clutter next to me! I think I was going for a late '30s, or very early '40s look. Great hat+nice suit+vintage hairstyle=a vintage look!

Wore my hair in "victory rolls"; they're a bit difficult to see.

Inside of the hat: "Adolfo II"..."100% WOOL, 'Excello' "

I love the black feathers in the back of the hat.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Art Deco Engagement Ring

No, I'm not planning to get married soon. But someday I will, right?...So there's no harm in looking up vintage engagement rings! ;)

I love sapphires, but they're a bit pricey. Here is a tanzanite ring...I don't know if tanzanite is any more affordable than sapphires, though!
I love the step-design of the diamonds. So art deco! Now I just have to find a fiancee!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vintage Watch Pendant

My latest vintage-inspired fashion statement!

My grandmother gave me some of her old watches; one of them, she said, was a graduation present from her father. She graduated in 1940, so it's pretty exciting to think that the watch, which was missing a band, was probably made in 1939 or 1940. Of course, it no longer works, but it is so beautiful...What to do?

I slipped a chain through the loop at the top of the watch face, where the band was once attached. And now...It's a pendant!

A fashionable way to wear beautiful vintage watches you may find at antique malls.