What I Wore on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

by mary August 17, 2016

On Wednesday, August 3, I wore this amazing 1940s dress that I got at Dorothea's Closet Vintage several years ago.

I absolutely love the colors on this dress, as well as the way it feels on!  And it even has its original belt!  I'm also carrying a 60's purse & wearing a 60's hat that I got at Dorothea's Closet Vintage, my favorite vintage clothing shop!

With my 40s dress, I'm wearing 3 pieces of jewelry I made -- one based on each of the colors in the dress. 

I made this necklace using an old Nehi pop bottle top -- the kind with a cork insert.

According to the Mississippi Business Journal, the Nehi Bottling Company was founded in 1927.  I mostly remember Nehi from Radar's fondness for grape Nehi in the television show, MASH.

I also wore this Mexican-themed charm bracelet that I made with old Mexican coins, as well as Cracker Jack/gumball charms & gemstones.

Finally, I wore a pair of earrings I made with old bakelite game chips that I got at an antique mall here in Des Moines.

I like the way each piece of jewelry complements a color in the dress.

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