Sharing some of my favorite things today: novelty print (who me?), matching accessories, and a great deal (with a price.)
The accessories aren't a true set, but sure work as such. I've been searching for a burgundy 40s hat since last summer, as I already had the clutch & heels. I'd almost given up, until I went on a day adventure down the Columbia River gorge a month ago, and found this baby in The Dalles, OR.
The dress was a complete steal. There is this godawful "vintage" (I use that term loosely, it's mostly garbage) store in Denver, I despise it sooo much. The owner is such a pretentious jerk, I've actually gotten in fights with him. That's a blue moon occurrence, usually I just quietly take my money elsewhere if someone is rude. He's one of those "instantly bitchy because you ask to see something" sorts.
You know the type.
"Oh. Weeeell... you know those shoes are 40s, right? And they are $50."
"Err. I'm standing here in head to toe 40s, so I obviously know they are 40s... and $50 is... not a lot of money...."
But... hilariously, he also has no idea what he's doing. Typically, the real vintage this place has is stained, ripped & grandiosely overpriced for its horrid condition. However, I keep finding bakelite in his $1 bins, and I get random 40s dresses he thinks are 80s. Yes, you read that right, the price tag for this said "80s dress", and it was $20. This is the 3rd "80s" dress I've bought there. Ha, thanks dude. So I keep going back;)
I'm actually a bit uncertain what this print is.
There is a yellow version on Pinterest, and they call it "Roman." Ok? Sure.
What do you think?
So now we all know what I sound like when I get mad, muahaha. *inappropriate hand motion*
I'm sure lots of you out there have stories where they were treated poorly by sellers, and *hopefully* you were also victorious. (Related note: sellers don't get me wrong! Buyers can be the worst as well, I read etsy inquiries all day at work. Trust me, I know. Ohhh, people. Bless their hearts.)
1940s dress: it doesn't really matter.
1940s clutch & hat, 1950s belt: antique stores
1940s heels: Le Frock
All photos courtesy of Jaynie Healy