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.


  1. Wow, you look so sophisticated and stylish in that outfit! And love your new treasures.

  2. the marcel iron does take some practice,we learn how to use them when we go to beauty school. At first it's difficult but once you master it, you will never want to use one of the more modern spring clip curling irons again. You can do so much more with a marcel iron. Nowadays you can buy electric marcels but we used to use the non electric years ago, I used to own a whole set. They do sell electric heating units for them, but women would use whatever they had handy to heat them up whether it was the kitchen stove or the fireplace, some women even used thier radiators.
    Nowadays there is probably a youtube video for using a marcel.

  3. What a chicly wonderful "new" black dress. It has a terrific Mad Men meets late 50s/early 60s ladies who lunch vibe to it.

    Thank you for sharing your fantastic vintage treasures with us. I completely get why you bought that cylinder, even if you don't have a player yet. I've sometimes bought things that required other pieces to work/be complete well in advance, too.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Ooh, that's a great dress! I only have a couple of winter-worth dresses, but sometimes find them more difficult than just layering a lighter dress since they're bulkier.

    Nice antique finds... I've never used such a curling iron but I'd be interested to hear how it turns out if you do decide to try it!

  5. Your dress is so great, I love it, like I love your blog.
    I m following you, and can't wait to see new post :)


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