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Yesterday was quite entirely fabulous. Despite the fact that I measured something like 40 garments (oh, work, work, work) I managed to get in a long workout, and pull together an ensemble for evening shopping at an event they called a "Junk Sale." Lisa won tickets, so we didn't even have to pay for admission!
Best junk sale of my life. I won't give away what I bought for the shop, but here's what I bought for me.
You're seeing the hat from the back. I can't wait to wear it! It's AMAZING. I paid "amazing" for it - for both pieces, actually, but I expect that these days. When you've collected so long, you really only buy the best, or things that call to you so you just CAN'T pass them up, things that are so you that the price doesn't *really* matter.
We SHOULD have taken photos when we first got there, but that just didn't happen - it was too distracting, a full on antique show. So my photos are taken after taking my hat on and off, messing up my hair and pulling my gloves on and off two or three times. Whew! Above is the dear lady who sold me that fantastic hat!
I know, these photos came out horribly grainy - we have a New Camera on the shopping list for next week. It just has to happen!
My Faryl Robin shoes actually inspired the outfit.
Some things to note about this outfit - this dress is actually photographed for the shop, but it is just SUPER as-is. Still, I love the red-orange color. It has fade and repairs and a broken button. I just have never been a stickler for condition with my personal wardrobe. If I like it, I wear it. Period.
The hat - oh, that hat! is from Chatham Girl, known as Zara Carpenter (the name of the milliner) on Etsy. She's just amazing - you need to check out her incredible shop. Be sure to browse her sold items, her finest pieces go fast when she releases a new collection.
Hat: Zara Carpenter/Chatham Girl
Dress: 1940s rayon, Lot purchase, will be listed in the shop
Necklace: Origin lost to time, had it for years. It's like candy.
Scarf: 1940s, gift from Lisa
Gloves: 1940s, rayon jersey, antique store find
Bakelite: Various, including a new Dombek piece
Shoes: Faryl Robin 2008 summer collection, which was vintage-gasmic.
Purse: um, dumpster diving. Ahem.
P.S. (Yeah, I've been skipping stockings recently. My legs are too large for my vintage ones right now.)