What I Wore on Wednesday -- September 3, 2014

by mary September 3, 2014

Today's Dorothea's Closet Outfit is a pink & white sleeveless gingham dress from the 1950's -- another of my favorite decades -- that I got at the shop last summer.  I remember my mother & I having mother-daughter dresses very similar to this when I was about 5 years old or so.

Gingham was originally imported into Europe in the 17th century, & initially was a striped pattern.  It changed to a checkered pattern during the mid-18th century.  Famous characters that have worn gingham include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz & Ginger in Gilligan's Island.

With today's vintage outfit, I decided to wear one of the necklaces I made recently using bits & pieces of broken jewelry I picked up at various flea markets, antique shows & garage sales; as well as pink new old stock (NOS) beads I found this summer at a bead shop in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

I also wore one of my French charm bracelets that includes a link from an old souvenir bracelet, a pink poodle, the Eiffel tower, French coins, & pink gemstone & glass beads.

To see more of Dorothea's Closet Vintage clothing, check out the shop's website at http://dorotheasclosetvintage.myshopify.com.  To see more of my jewelry, go to http://paulinesjewelrybox.com.

As always, thanks for reading & for supporting small businesses!

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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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