30 January 2012

this or that: silk gathers



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above: a sweet little black silk taffeta number from jcrew priced at $295.

below: a dark as night silk shantung vintage 1950s cocktail dress currently in the shop for $128.

a bit of a no-brainer this time, right?

26 January 2012

baby's first.


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we hit our first drive by estate sale in our new home base city over the weekend. the girls were along for the ride, so we loaded them (still sleeping) into their ergos and went in, more to peep into the strange, sloping baroque wooden house than for whatever was left inside.

instead, a lonely, early 1940s cotton dress was waiting for me in a downstairs closet. I also took home this white cotton gauze hankie. I'd dream about that handstitched border at night, otherwise.


11 January 2012

found.


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this candid from the early 1940s has been in my found photo pile for longer than I can remember. there's just something about it.