Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday Discount!

Hello everyone. Just a quick post to let you know all my patterns are 50% for Cyber Monday. Just use the discount code mondaymonday when making your purchase. (The code is already active and will remain active until early Tuesday morning)

And because no post is complete without a picture, here is a photo of myself in the Summer Rose hat I took a couple years ago when I was experimenting with hair and makeup.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time to celebrate!

Well I've survived midterms (barely..). In celebration, I wore my "new" dress for the first time. Technically I bought this dress last spring but it was too warm to wear it so I tucked it away. I think it is late 50's and is 100% wool. It is one of the few winter dresses I have, as normally I tend to just wear lighter dresses with sweaters over-top.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage
Tiger-print Scarf: Vintage
Shoes: The Bay
Hat: Zellers 

I also celebrated with a little trip to my favourite antique store. I had my eye on a Victorian hat but alas even on sale it was out of my price range. I did get a few other little goodies though.

My first purchase was this 1920's curling iron. I have wanted one for ages but have never found one for a good price. This baby was a steal and is in perfect working condition. I am tempted to try it but I think I may be too chicken. Has anyone used one of these? I would love some advice if you have!

My other purchase was also rather silly. I bought a wax cylinder. No, I do not have a wax cylinder player, nor do I know anyone that does. I do want to get one someday but they are rather out of my very small student budget. Nevertheless, I bought this wax cylinder simply for the fact it is a Billy Murray recording. He is tied with Annette Hanshaw as my favourite singer. His songs tend to be humorous little dittys and most of his recordings are from the 1910's and 20's. The song on this cylinder is Casey Jones. It is not one of my favourites but you can listen to it (as well as many other great Billy Murray songs) here.

My last purchase was actually made a few weeks ago. Isn't she gorgeous?

That's All.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

1920's Dressing Room Outfits

Once again I have been so caught up in school work I forgot to blog! Posting is unfortunately going to remain sporadic over the next month or two. As much as I love blogging and reading everyone's blogs, I just don't have enough hours in the day! Luckily tonight I finished early the assignment I have due tomorrow (early being any time before midnight) and have time for a quick blog post.

I found this article in a 1920's magazine. I just love looking at old styles of undergarments and pajamas. I really wish I had things this glamorous for lounging around the house in! I also wish I had a dressing room in which to wear such things...

(I've uploaded this to flickr so you can view it in more detail there if you wish)
I especially love the triangle pockets and scalloping on the armhole of the pajamas!

That's All.