Sunday, May 29, 2011

Born in the Wrong Era

I love vintage--I love the feel of days past and classier fashion (not that I don't enjoy the fashion of today--I would DIE without my jeans!--it's just that I love how sweet and classy clothes used to be!)--the classy looks of the 40's and 50's will forever be my favorites. And of course I just LOVE black and white together--so taking a trip back through time, here is my absolute favorite thing I have ever created--these aren't the best pictures ever (it was just me, a cloudy day, and a tripod), but it will have to do until I can get some better ones:

A black and white vintage dress, complete with pearls, fabric flower ring, piping, double godets, embroidery, and bead-work--yes, I'm quite proud of it. :)
Can't forget my Great-Grandma's beautiful pillbox hat--genuine vintage!
Of course, I couldn't just leave it at the dress--gotta have a matching coat and scarf, just in case it gets cold! Cream wool, black and white checked piping, a whole lot of top-stitching, triangle button-holes, the works.



Oh yes, and the polka-dot lining--just because it's inside, doesn't mean it can't be beautiful!

17 comments:

Kaitlin McKinlay said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! We are SO on the same page Kelliroony! I have been day dreaming about a wool cream colored coat for a few days! I even made 5 sketches of different designs! Now I can't choose! Oh my goodness I am EXTREMELY impressed! The coat is to die for and the dress is absolutely darling! I love it all! And you, you talented, fashionable devil! Oh I'm so pleased!

Heather said...

Wow you are very talented! Love the outfit, you did an amzing job! Thanks for linking up at memakingdo!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Kellianne, you look beautiful! Love it!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

These are beautiful pieces and they look great on you! I'm a big fan of 40s and 50s fashion too - it was so classy!

Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

LOVE your take on the classy era!! Great job!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

My grandmother was a fashion designer in he 1940's. She was always dressed perfectly! Your post reminds me of her! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the memory! I am your newest follower. I would love it if you came over to Greetings From the Asylum and followed me too!

Jennifer said...

Very lovely!! I love black and white together too!
coming from the Eisy Morgan linky!

Chef in Training said...

how fun! You are extremely talented! I found you through a link party and I am officially your newest follower! I would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Seamingly Smitten said...

WOW!!!You rock that dress and coat! I love vintage style. Our grandmother's were so lucky :)Check out my blog. I just revamped a vintage embroidered pillowcase to a dress with straps.
www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
Jenny

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm with YOU -- I was thinking the other day how pretty the clothes from the 40's and 50's were -- especially the hats! Love your grandma's and that coat is to die for!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh my gosh this is so darling! You know I love black and white and love this!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh my gosh this is so darling! You know I love black and white and love this!

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

The dress is beautiful and I am sooo in love with that coat! I love to watch Mad Men and look at all their clothes, that time period is probably my favorite. :-) Thanks for linking up!

Chris said...

What fun. The dress turned out so well, and you look fabulous in it.

Jane said...

So cute! I love the dress and love love love the coat! I am definitely with you on being born in the wrong era. I adore everything from the 40's and 50's. I want to wear nothing but dresses, smart pant suits and white gloves at all times. :)

Liz said...

Very CUTE!
I love that darling coat!

Have a great week!
~Liz

shopannies said...

love your many different looks you can carry them all with style