Accessories are EVERYTHING to an ensemble, so what to carry on an impromptu dressy occasion? A true vintage bag, of course. This one doesn’t steal the show but demonstrates your exquisite taste and knowledge of quality. I have many dressy bags, but this one is often my go-to choice.
It’s of gold leather and is lined in black rayon. The inside pocket, of course, contains its own little make-up mirror for touching up your lipstick throughout the night. No self-respecting true vintage handbag would come without one. If you’re a really successful sleuth, it will still be in it’s original little paper envelope.
The accessories that you carry or wear (this includes shoes) raise or lower the impression of your entire outfit. Genuine leather is always a preferred material, and quality construction. Remember the phrase “well-heeled” to describe a person who is well-dressed and tasteful, referring especially to their choice of footwear? That’s what it means!
It’s not the point to look for something expensive or flashy (better NOT flashy) if you are successful in the hunt for true vintage fashion. It’s so much fun to spot that perfect bag hiding and waiting . . . . . you just never know . . . . . . . . . .
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