What I Wore on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

by mary August 25, 2016

On Tuesday, August 9, I wore this fabulous 1950's eyelet dress that I got at Dorothea's Closet Vintage a couple of years ago, & a patent leather purse I'm pretty sure I also got from Dorothea's Closet Vintage.  I especially love the wide collar & big bow on the front of this dress.  The belt was missing for the dress; while it was probably made of the same material as the dress, I decided to add a vintage black belt (also from D's Closet Vintage) for contrast instead. 

According to the Fashion Guild website, eyelet material is characterized by small cut-outs surrounded by embroidery, generally in cotton & light colors; & often used in summer dresses because of it's built-in "air-conditioning".  In terms of its history, I found one reference in a blog, "Vintage Pretties" that suggested it probably originated in the 1700s.

With my outfit, I wore 2 pieces of jewelry I made.  The first is a necklace I made from a broken vintage necklace, vintage chain, & tiny crystal beads from several broken necklaces that I wire-wrapped.

I also wore a pair of earrings I made out of parts of other broken jewelry.

I liked the way the black accessories contrasted with the cream color of 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 jewelry, go to 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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