Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Inspiration

I hadn't planned on posting again so soon, but I'm avoiding school work at the moment so I thought I might as well. There seems to be a lack of inspiration in the blogging community lately. I suppose it's partly due to summer, and I know I've been feeling it too. 

As such, I have been looking at some of my magazines I managed to digitalize before I left home (I had planned on scanning images from my entire collection but only had time to do 3 magazines unfortunately). Luckily one of the magazines I scanned includes lots of pretty dresses for spring and summer. Here are some of my favourite images to bring a bit of summer inspiration:






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PS: It looks like I'm going to be all alone on my birthday. Anyone have any suggestions for something special I can do? I really wanted a teaparty but that seems a little pathetic to do all by myself. 

12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, hope you had a lovely day.

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  2. @fabriquefantastique: Thanks! Although my birthday is still a few days away. I'm just starting to make plans for it.

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  3. I know exactly what you're talking about with the lack of inspiration. It's so hot here it's hard to do anything but lie around semi-conscious. I know a lot of places are having an intense heat wave at present. I always have trouble deciding what to cook when it's this hot, because I don't really want to cook anything at all!

    I just want to say that it's crap that you have to spend your birthday by yourself. If you were to come to Wichita, I would entertain you! Or you could dress up as Sebastian Flyte and take your teddy bear to tea. Or you could take a really good book. But I vote for the bear.

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  4. Yeah, the blog-o-sphere has been QUIET. Thanks for perking things up a bit with these images. LOVIN the halter back page.

    As for your birthday, if you get yourself down to Waterdown, missy, I'll take you for a vintage tea for two at the White House tea house in a flash. Seriously!!!

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  5. These are fabulous inspiration images, thanks for sharing! I've got a sundress pattern similar to the white one on the halter page ("Sunback Dress") and I just saw some cream colored rayon at Jo-anns tonight. I think I need to go back and buy the whole bolt and make a summer wardrobe.

    Happy happy Birthday! You should take the Baroness up on her offer. :)

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  6. Sorry, but what year is this magazine? '38? '39?

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  7. In 'Let The Sun Shine On You', it's quite funny how two of the designs are fabulously beach-ready and relaxed, and the other (to my eye) looks rather stuffy! Well, I suppose some might have found the more relaxed versions rather racy, and they aren't that practical for everyday wear.

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  8. Just wanted to say Hello and tell you I am so happy to found your blog...you are right up my alley, I wonder what took me so long!
    I have spent birthdays alone, it takes effort to go do something special, but I suggest 'making a memory'. Go see something or do something you'll remember, something you always have in the back of your mind but you've put off.
    (But I'd go to tea with the Baroness!)

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  9. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments :)

    @Beth: Whoops, I just noticed the date is cut off in the first image. They are from 1938.

    @BaronessVonVintage: If I had anyway of getting to Waterdown I would definitely take you up on your offer!! I don't have a car, nor anyone I could get a lift from at the moment unfortunately :(

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  10. Thanks! I went out an bought my fabric tonight, and I'm gonna make that little sundress dress. I needed this, thanks again for the inspiration!

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  11. Wonderful images, I can't get enough of them!

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  12. I finished my sundress inspired by this post, thanks again!
    http://vforvintageblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/ch-2011-day-at-races-outfit.html

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