What I Wore on Thursday - September 10, 2015

by mary September 10, 2015

On Thursday, September 10, I wore this fabulous 50's dress & jacket, & hat!

This dress is another great example of Christian Dior's New Look, which featured rounded shoulders, a cinched waist & a full skirt.  I picked up this dress at Dorothea's Closet Vintage "as is" because it has a bit of fading in places.  I loved it so much, though, that I didn't care; as a friend says, it's "visibly vintage!"

The hat is a really fun example of a 50's mushroom cloche.  I think it's covered with bunny fur, although it may be some kind of feathers.  I got it in a box with 7 other hats from a friend at the September Fairgrounds Flea Market.  She had set them aside just for me, knowing how much I love vintage hats!

With my 50's outfit, I'm wearing 2 pieces of jewelry that I made recently.

I made this necklace out of an old cameo brooch that had a broken closure.

I also used amethyst gemstones, faux pearls, & prince of wales chain to complement the pendant.

I also wore this pair of purple & gold earrings.

I made the earrings out of vintage lithograph tin pieces that I domed, & goldtone beads.

I wore today's outfit to the September birthday party at Calvin Community continuing care retirement community here in Des Moines.  The hat, especially, was a hit!

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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