Saturday, December 18, 2010

Forgotten Treasures







 Headband: Vintage, Thrifted
Dress: Vintage 1950s, Thrifted 
Shoes: Vintage, Thrifted

I can get a bit lazy sometimes with my sewing pile. Some dresses, like this one can sit there for about a year before I even decide to do anything with them. I had always adored the print, but the colour ended up not suiting me when I was blonde so it stayed at the bottom of my sewing basket for far too long. I am so glad I rediscovered it. As it turns out I somehow managed to not realise the fact it is actually a 1950's dress, the first one I have ever thrifted in New Zealand! 
I adore 50's dresses, they also happen to be the best on my body shape, that is at times a very unforgiving pear. This dress has such a wee upper half that I have to shallow breathe a little when I wear it, but for the life of me I just can't part with it! I discovered another hidden 50's dress this week from about a year ago too and managed to thrift two in America so I am currently in heaven!
I found the shoes on one of my many thrifting trips I go on during the week. I had been looking for a pair just like this as my twin pair got worn to death last year when the sole came off. I am so excited that they are black and not brown like my old lovelies too, something about black pointed toe shoes get me every time!
Thank you so much for all the comments, sorry I have been terrible at replying this week I had a crazy amount of work to get through. Every single one of them makes me smile and I really appreciate it!

57 comments:

  1. A fellow Kiwi blogger! :) Lovely dress, pretty colours and I like the back. Love the headband too.

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  2. love your 1950s dress....you look amazing...!!!!!

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  3. love your patterned dress, its very cool! i love dresses

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  4. That dress is so beautiful, I love the print! I agree, 1950s dresses are such a flattering shape.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  5. That dress is so lovely, and you are so right, it suits you to a tee.

    Keep it up. Always nice to see other Kiwis around here.

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  6. i love the pattern and colour on your dress, and your shoes are so nice xxx

    www.youlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely photo,

    Love your little dress so cute :)


    KIsses from France.

    Olivia & Mariam




    http://daily-women.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful colour and print, very vintage :) And I adore your coat in the previous post! Such a nice colour! xxx

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  9. This is such a cute outfit! That dress is so adorable. Ugh, I want it x

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  10. I love that post :)))))))

    LOVE
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  11. Another amazing NZ thrift store find! That dress is so gorgeous on you . . . you're smart for holding onto it!!

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  12. i LOVE this dress! its like an old fashioned porcelain china print.. :) xo

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  13. it's like old China plates! i love it.

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  14. Well, it amazingly suits your dark hair! What a wonderful colour! I don't actually have any fifties dresses but I agree with you about the shape (also a pear) and they're on my agenda. ; )

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  15. Ahh, Ayesha!! I want to just raid your wardrobe! This dress is so beautiful. I love your accessories, too.

    X

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  16. Gorgeous gorgeous dress. The color looks amazing with your dark hair!

    Lovely blog!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  17. thanks for the comment, i'm in love with your blog! that dress is fantastic as well :)

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  18. Oooh, I really struggle too with actually doing the sewing I tell myself I will. This dress looks beautiful on you... Sometimes it's worth the constant sucking-in and shifting around, hehe!

    I love the bright blue and white against the black tights. It makes a lovely contrast. And, wow, the dress makes your eyes just pop! So pretty :)

    xoxo

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  19. ah such lovely photos! you are gorgeous girl! x

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  20. I absolutely adore your blog

    and this dress is just soooo perfect!! what a find!!

    I have added you to my reel and now following :)

    Char x

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  21. The print of that dress is so lovely!

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  22. Beautiful dress! I love the print :)

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  23. Hi, I am a new follower and just wanted to say I love your style and posts! You are gorgeous and your outfits are so inspiring!

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  24. I love your headband!
    I recently found your blog, just thought I'd say how lovely your posts are! great blog :)

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  25. Hmmm,things lie around in my sewing pile too,sometimes for yearS.Love that frock with the black opaques.It is rare indeed to find 50's in opshops here.Did you go to the Repertory Theatre sale?
    :)

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  26. Oh my gosh girl, how have I not found your blog before? You have the sweetest style and are so gorgeous! I'll definitely be following :]

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous by the way...I love that color blue!

    xx

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  27. Sweetie,it was a FAB sale!!Great deals-bummer you missed out.I'm having fantasies that they may do another..thanks for popping over,x

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  28. i love this outfit!!! The dress is such a perfect shape, and the print reminds me of china teacups...lovely :)

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  29. This dress is so cute! Love the outfit.

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  30. the dress is just SO CUTE :) love the colour too :) xxx

    http://theglamorousmess.blogspot.com

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  31. Hehe I love the jumping photo, very cute

    Charlotte

    ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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  32. I love this dress, so very pretty! :)

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  33. Oh I just love that floral dress! It is so pretty <33

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  34. I'm the same way with my sewing! I have so many pants that I thrifted that need alterations I just don't even know where to start! Anywhos this dress is gorgeous.

    CESTDEMODE.blogspot.com

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  35. I'm pleased to hear that I'm not the only one who leaves things at the bottom of the sewing basket for ages! I'm so glad you pulled this beauty out though love, it looks so pretty on - know what you mean about the flatering fities shape. Hope you're having a lovely week and are all set for Christmas? Sally x

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  36. Hi... Just came across tiy Blog via Stevie at stripes and red lipstick.

    Love the dress and a later post that royal grandma coat is amazing!! also love the old bicycle gift from the BF!

    Great Blog xx

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  37. That dress is just stunning! It reminds me of those blue and white porcelain patterns. So pretty.

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  38. Gorgeous - I love the 50's vibe, too cute! x

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  39. So pretty! I love the second photo especially.

    Your blog is such a lovely place to visit!

    x

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  40. what beautiful photographs! you are so pretty and your dress is just adorable. xx

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  41. the vintage blue is stunning

    www.pinstripeprince.blogspot.com

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  42. waw.. stunning dress!
    you make me think of Kate Nash :)

    x Cassie

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  43. Whhha ! You have a very nice blog, and picture too. I hope you will visit mine :)
    xoxoo

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  44. Lovely dress
    I love your style and you've a lovely blog I'm following now x


    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  45. I love 50's dresses and your's is no exception, it's gorgeous!

    I have a huge pile of sweing to do, but my machine is very tempremental so I get bored of it very quickly! xxx

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  46. what a pretty dress. those colours are perfect for your long dark hair <3
    X

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  47. your eyes are beautiful! and i love the ring.

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  48. Your dress is heartbreakingly lovely!

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  49. ah why thankyou!!! i am fond of your style.
    i'll be following your blog so please do keep in touch. :)

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  50. I love that dress! So pretty.
    You have a lovely blog also.

    http://www.gingerrsnap.blogspot.com/

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