What I Wore on Saturday, May 21, 2016

by mary May 27, 2016

On Saturday, May 21, I wore this amazing 1940s novelty print dress with butterfly sleeves & peplum!  I picked up this dress several years ago at Dorothea's Closet Vintage Clothing.  It's one of my very favorite dresses from the 1940s!

I looked up the history of butterfly sleeves on-line, & several sites suggested it's origin was the national costume of the Phillipines.  I also looked up peplums, which appear to have been around since the 1800s, & were popular in the 1930s & 1940s.

With my dress, I wore a necklace I made just recently.  The rhinestone studded focal piece comes from a vintage broken necklace I got in a lot of vintage chain at the Des Moines Fairground Flea Market.  I added black, gray & clear crystal beads, & vintage chain.

I also wore a pair of earrings I made some time ago, also using black crystal beads & links from a broken vintage necklace.

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, to to my website at http://paulinesjewelrybox.com.

Thanks for reading & have a great evening!

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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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