ANOTHER NEW FIND – MOD TRUE VINTAGE 1960’S LIME GREEN DRESS

Lime green was a huge color in the mid to late-’60’s.  Some gal decided to whip up a little mini dress in that hue for Spring or Summer.  The style is almost like the tent dresses that were popular then, too, but with more fitting on top.  It’s a little small on Stella, but the basic fit is right.

Again, it’s made of the looser-weave hopsacking kind of material that I’ve talked about before, used a lot in the Sixties.  You can’t see them well, but I also love the opalescent plastic vintage buttons.   Plain design, but a very distinctive true vintage style and cute, cute, cute!

It’s the right dress to wear when you want to be very COOL, in more ways than one . . . . . . . . . . . ..

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ANOTHER NEW FIND – MOD TRUE VINTAGE 1960’S LIME GREEN DRESS

So, here’s a Spring/Summer mini-dress for anyone celebrating this St. Patrick’s holiday in a warm part of the world.  Non-stop cuteness from the 1960’s. in a breezy  A-line style, kind of MOD.  So easy-wear with adjustable back ties and front button closure.

This one was custom-tailored.  Nicely finished at the neckline and armholes with matching liner.  The fabric is a loosely-woven hopsack-y type, which was very popular in the late 1960’s.

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ANOTHER GREEN MID-CENTURY FIND – RARE RIBBON SKIRT FROM THE 1950’S!

Perfect for lunch out or a special St. Paddy’s dinner date.  Yes, a very rare construction to find.  My grandmother had a dress in brown made this way and I have a black suit in my true vintage closet, but that’s it.  Ribbon sewn in swirls over mesh.  Can you imagine the time taken to construct a garment this way if done by hand?  Though the fabric was, I believe, done by machine, still very painstaking.

It’s always nice to have beautiful separates.  This looks marvelous with some of my mid-century dressy blouses.

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BEAUTIFUL EMERALD GREEN TRUE VINTAGE 1960’S-1970’S GOWN BY A NEW YORK DESIGNER

BEAUTIFUL EMERALD GREEN GOWN BY A NEW YORK DESIGNER

Just right for summer “formal-ish” events and dances, and what could be better for St. Patrick’s Day?  This one is pretty dressy, but I could just as easily see someone wearing it as a hostess ensemble for an elegant at-home event.  It’s very well made and fully lined, but has a casual feel about it, too.  Must be the color.

The tag says Tee-ca New York. Never heard of them, but the dress is lovely in a heavy knit with beads embellishing the neckline. That color was very popular in the late ’60’s, too.  It’s kind of MOD, James Bond and all of that.

Like yesterday when I discovered the 1940’s dresses (and they all fit me!), it’s just such a thrill to run across an item that immediately transports you to another time and place.  That’s half the fun of it all – where you’ll be “going” tomorrow.  You just never know . . . . . . . . . .

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GEARING UP FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY, 2021

I’m in the midst of a post-run, heading toward St. Paddy’s Day – anything with Green from my true vintage closet. If you’re planning your own outfit for “the day”, check out these ideas from the 1940’s to the 1980’s.

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TRUE VINTAGE 1960’S “HATTITUDE”

Love this turquoise green tam-o-shanter style for St. Paddy’s Day.  No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going, this hat will let you pay tribute to Spring.  Some green “hattitude” is definitely called for, and what an unique style!  These are from the early 1960’s.

Spring has always been a traditional time for ladies’ hats, in pastel and floral colors, even without the huge amounts of decoration from earlier years.  Nothing celebrates the season better!

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BEAUTIFUL SUMMER COTTON CHEMISE DRESS, RETRO 1920’S – 1930’S

This lovely white frock is from the J. Peterman label and though it’s style is very retro, was made recently. However, the quality and styling of the piece said “BUY ME, ANYWAY” and I did. Lace trim is a pale green and would work nicely on St. Patrick’s Day..

Perfect for strolling in the park, rowing on the lake and summer lawn parties where we can observe social distance. I might even head to an ice cream social. A pretty lingerie slip underneath will prevent any intervention by law enforcement officers.

Although I confess that it might look even better on Stella, good thing I’m not at Headquarters. She won’t get this one . . .

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