What I Wore on Saturday, July 30, 2016

by mary August 12, 2016

On Saturday, July 30, I wore this amazing 1940's "New Look" taffeta dress that I got at Dorothea's Closet Vintage some years ago.

The hat, belt (the dress was missing it's original belt), & purse are also from Dorothea's Closet.  One of my favorate things about this dress, aside from the print of white flowers with blue square centers, are the big pockets in the skirt!

With my dress, I wore 2 pieces of jewelry I've made.

I made this necklace out of a link from a broken Paris souvenir bracelet, an old perfume bottle charm that I found at a shop in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, & other French-themed charms & French coins.  The gemstone beads are lapis to pick up the blue in the souvenir link.

I made these earrings out of blue bakelite game chips that I found at an antique mall here in Des Moines, plus little square links from a broken necklace.  I like the way the little silver squares in the earrings pick up the squares in the dress pattern.

This is probably one of my favorite vintage dresses that I've gotten over the years at Dorothea's Closet. 

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

Thanks for reading & have a good 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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