Yesterday, my husband and I decided that we needed to get out of the house and have a fun little date together! I dragged him to the local thrift stores, and then we went antique-store-hopping. I wore the cutest little 1950s ribbon/circle skirt that I found at a local antiques store on Saturday. I need to take it in a bit at the waist, and the shirt I was wearing was much too large (unfortunately, I had nothing else in my closet that would work), but I liked the color combo. I need to find a vintage sweater to match the skirt!
In any event, it was a VERY profitable day! I found a gorgeous blue felt for my millinery endeavors at the first thrift store, and an amazing late 1930s or early 1940s wide-brimmed vintage hat at the second! Then, we went to one of my favorite antiques store, and I discovered this GORGEOUS vintage 1940s dress hidden in the back of the clothing rack. It was in serious need of TLC (mostly lots of seam separation, but there were definitely a few large tears that needed fixing), but I love a challenge! I spent about 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon repairing it, and now it is wearable again (though I may need to re-do my front tear repair...I'm not 100% happy with how that turned out). The dress is a gorgeous blue-ish/lavender rayon crepe (I'm not good with identifying materials, but that is what I would make my guess).
Ironically, the dress and the hat go really well together! And I purchased the AMAZING 1930s beaded Degas heels for $25 on Saturday (at the same place I bought the ribbon skirt). They match my outfit pretty darn well!
And look at the beading on them! If that isn't enough to give you a shoe fetish, I don't know what is...yummy...