What I Wore on Wednesday - March 25, 2015

by mary March 25, 2015

Wednesday's Dorothea's Closet Vintage Outfit was a fabulous gray & black velvet 1940s Lilli Ann jacket!

According to the Fashion Guild, Adolph Schuman started Lilli Ann in 1933 & named the company after his wife.  Lilli Ann was noted for beautifully designed jackets, such as this one.  Lilli Ann suits & jackets are very desirable among vintage clothing collectors.  I suspect this jacket may have originally been part of a suit with a matching skirt.

With my jacket, I wore a necklace I made recently, using a vintage rhinestone studded fur clip as the pendant.

I also used vintage crystal beads, rhinestone rondelles & vintage chain for this necklace.

I also wore a pair of earrings I made from old tintype photos.

I love these old tintypes!  (Tintypes were especially popular in the 1860s & 1870s, & were common through the early 20th century.)  For these earrings, I added crystal beads, as well as heart & key charms to dangle from the tintypes. 

I thought both the necklace & earrings were a nice complement for my Lilli Ann jacket!

To see more 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.

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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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