Oh hello there!
I just couldn't wait to wear some of my flea market gems that I found this weekend, so here is what I wore for church on Sunday! These shoes are probably my favorite find of all time. One of my fashion dreams since I began wearing vintage has been to find a pair of 1940's heels that fit my large sized feet. Vintage shoes tend to be so narrow that even if I found a pair the right length, they still wouldn't fit. However this vendor at the flea market must have had a few pairs of shoes from the same woman because I found several pairs that fit like a dream (I resigned myself to buying two, I have SOME willpower...not much). Whenever I find similar items in vintage shops I always love to think that they must have come from the same source. Like some elderly woman dropped off her entire beloved old wardrobe and then I find it. The only problem is that everything fits and I have to split up pieces of her collection like I'm adopting some siblings and leaving the rest to grow older in the orphanage. Which is why I usually go overboard when vintage shopping. I want to give every piece a good home where they will be well taken care of...does anyone else feel that way about vintage? I love it to pieces :)
I just imagine where these shoes might have taken the woman who wore them. Did she wear them to a dance where she had her first sway across the floor? Did she don them for church with a cozy little muff and stockings in the winter? Perhaps she had a night of card playing with some of her girlfriends and she pulled out these to wear. Oh if only inanimate objects could tell a story, I would sit and listen for hours.
This handbag was from the flea market as well. I absolutely adore anything that is two toned, and navy and tan are just beautiful colors together in my opinion. This little rust jacket was found at an antique shop in town called Lost Marbles. I love the pretty detailing on the skirt of the jacket and I am convinced that the 1940's had the most stunning jacket shapes and proportions. Each one was unique and that's what made them so special.
You can see a place on the front of the right shoe where the leather must have snapped and they sewed it back together. I love how well taken care of items were back then. If one of our cheaply made shoes snaps a strap most would just throw them in the trash. These were fixed beautifully and I didn't even notice the fact until after I got home and began wearing them.
Do any of you beauties have an item you've been dreaming of in your fashion lives?
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Earrings- Gift from sister :)
Jacket- Vintage, Lost Marbles
Dress- Vintage, Milbank Consignment shop
Shoes and Bag- Vintage, Benson's Flea Market
Lipstick- Revlon Matte in Wine Not