Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Navy and Sage

I never tire of showcasing the beautiful clothing that my grandmother saved in such great condition. This is another one of her amazing coats. I believe it is from the 1960's (which I seem to be particularly enamored with as of late). It has a lovely one button closure with large cuffs on the sleeves. Not to mention the nubby material and in such a perfect shade of sage! I wore this for church and to hang out with my family last Sunday when I was home. Tomorrow it's off to Sean's hometown. I need to get packing for the five day weekend! Sometimes, I am so thankful I am on a teacher's schedule.

This bag is that amazing vintage find I raved about in my last post. I saw it buried under stacks of mediocre, cheap purses placed on a high shelf. I pulled it out, looked at my mom (whom I was thrifting with) and just gasped. It has got to be the oldest, most well made item I have found at a thrift store. It is all leather  with such a beautiful design. The lock is especially unique- you turn the charm on the front one way to lock it, and then flip it around to unlock it! I thought it was so neat. It is pretty small, so it will be one of those 'special occasion' purses, but so worth it in my eyes. I'm interested to know what era it is from. If you think you have an idea please let me know! I would love to find out some history behind this baby.

And a little 60's inspired jump shots :)

This was one of my favorite things to wear. Of all time. I found this little vintage dress at my favorite thrift spot a couple of weeks ago and have already come up with about a zillion ways I want to wear it. I can't wait to wear it as a blouse, a skirt, and just by itself as a cute little summer dress too. What a find!  I loved the collar, the stripes, the faux buttons down the front and the tent shape. It makes it super versatile.

Have a very blessed week all :) Be sure to smile a lot, ok?
God Bless, 

Jude 1:20-21
But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. 

Earrings- Gift from my lovely sister
Necklace- Gift from my beautiful Mama
Dress, Cardigan, Bag- Vintage, Thrifted
Coat- Grandmother's
Shoes- Target
Tights- Walmart 


Kristian said...

Love the 60's vibe. Also- that is the coolest purse. What a great thrift find.

Laura said...

Okay, it is official, I am so coming to South Dakota to go thrifting with you - those finds are so amazing!

Seriously, that purse is one of the most unique things that I have ever seen.

Hope that you are having a great time off for Thanksgiving!


Sabrina said...

That's so great that you get actual vintage items without having to thrift- even better than it's from your grandmother too! I also love that adorable little bag of yours.


Kati said...

What a cute outfit! Love the coat!

Bethie The Boo said...

I can't decide what my favorite part of this outfit is! I adore the coat, it's really cute. And that little purse is so fun. And the details like the stars on the hat, wow! And I love the dress and the cardigan and all the colors together!! I guess I just love the whole thing!

GeorginaGoodman said...

How cute is your little bag


Anonymous said...

Girl, I just adore your vintage sense of style - it's unique and fun! And you just wear it so well. I love that you're rocking your grandmother's coat - it really is a lovely piece. Plus, what a pretty print dress - I love that you played up the navy theme.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving girl, and God bless! :)

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Ali Hval said...

You're so lucky to have so many cute vintage items still in such superb quality! The texture on that coat looks so nice... and how lovely is your tiny coin purse?!

Cambria said...

Super fun 60s feel! I really love that little leather handbag, the detail is so fantastic. You're lucky your gram saved such lovely vintage items for you!

<3 Cambria

Monique said...

That darling little purse is the sweetest and that dress is just perfect what a great find. So cool you've inherited your grandma's clothing.

Rachel Sullivan said...

That purse is so cute! And I love the little pattern peeking out from under your coat!


Jessi said...

Gorgeous coat and cardigan! How lucky that you salvaged some of your grandmas old things. And that bag is SO beautiful! I love the design, you should totally try to find out more about it!
A teachers schedule must be pretty nice :) I have a bankers schedule but I still have to work Friday!

Cuddly Cacti said...

that coat is absolutely amazing & i love that sweet little clutch.i thought i'd commented on this but i guess not...darn i wonder what happened oh well. that is really awesome yoou've got so many amazing items from your granny, really makes it so much more special! LOVE the coat w/ teh hat on you, such a classy pretty look.

chestnutmocha said...

this is so cute! Love your shoes and the hat! Great coat, too!