What I Wore on Saturday, August 6, 2016

by mary August 20, 2016

On Saturday, August 6, I wore this fun "80s does 40s" dress that I found at the Majestic Lion antique mall that used to be here in Des Moines. The purse is a Kelly-style bag I picked up at Dorothea's Closet several years ago.  I think at the time, I bought maybe a half dozen similar bags in different colors & sizes that had all come from the same original owner.

Although I don't do many 80's clothes, I really liked the colors & pattern on this one, the sleeves, & the way the skirt flairs at the bottom.  I guess the other reason I liked it was the fact that it does have a 40s feel.  One of the interesting things about the 1980s is how nostalgia for the styles & tailoring of the mid-century influenced fashion.

With my dress, I'm wearing 2 pieces of jewelry I made recently.

The first is a necklace made from an old pop bottle top (the kind with a cork insert) that I prong-set in copper.  I love the names of the old soda/pop -- I don't remember "Lemonette" soda, but love the looks of the bottle top!

I also wore a pair of earrings that I made out of old Bakelite game chips that I got at an antique mall here in Des Moines a year or so ago.

To see more of Dorothea's Closet vintage clothing, check out the website at http://dorotheasvintageclothing.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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