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Fashion Icons – Part 4

Fashion Icons – Part 4

Hello my lovelies! I realize it has been a long time since my last blog post, my apologies. More posts are in the works and I hope you will stay tuned. I started the ‘Fashion Icons’ series back in February 2012 and since have profiled Betty & Veronica, Bild Lilli and Nancy Drew. Now it’s … Continue reading

What’s She Wearing?

What’s She Wearing?

Afternoon lovelies! It’s a beautiful and sunny day and I’m going to celebrate it by wearing a sweet summer 50s frock and by doing an outfit post!  🙂 I’ve only done two outfit posts so far for this blog, so it’s definitely time for another. One of my favourite kinds of dresses to wear in … Continue reading

Oh, It’s a Sailor’s Life for Me!

Oh, It’s a Sailor’s Life for Me!

Note: This will be my last blog post for a while as my computer is broken. Luckily, I had the below post saved in draft form and can share it with you now. I hope to be back posting regularly soon. xoxo Black Dahlia Ahoy, Mateys! Avast, Ye Swabs! Oh, pardon my language dear readers. … Continue reading

A Look at 1956 Spring/Summer Dresses

A Look at 1956 Spring/Summer Dresses

Good afternoon lovelies! It’s raining, cold and dreary outside. So, I’m trying to make it sunny inside! I’ve pressed some fresh coffee and I’m flipping through some catalogs from 1956 that my mother gave me. The dresses for Spring/Summer of that year were spectacular! I love the bright colours, patterns, fabrics and the swing dress … Continue reading

Vintage Runs in the Family

Vintage Runs in the Family

Baubles Antiques, My Mother’s Shop In the 90s, my mother had an antique shop (Baubles Antiques) in our home that specialized in vintage clothing and jewellery. I kick myself now for not taking full advantage of the amazing items she had in the store. Apparently, as a teen, I was more preoccupied with other matters … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Vintage Aprons!

Oh, for the Love of…Vintage Aprons!

Afternoon lovelies! I recently read somewhere that ‘aprons are a symbol of female oppression’. I find that statement completely ridiculous, but I won’t delve into that. I see absolutely nothing wrong with wearing an apron whether it’s for housework, cooking – or fashion! As the title of today’s post suggests, I love vintage aprons. I … Continue reading

Saint Patrick’s Day Outfit Post

Saint Patrick’s Day Outfit Post

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re all having a wonderful and festive Saint Patrick’s Day. So far, I haven’t done anything special except dress in green and write my previous post, A Look at Saint Patrick’s Day Pinups. Without further ado, here is my Saint Patrick’s Day outfit! Green, Green, Green: What I’m wearing: … Continue reading

Knitting Pretty: 1950s Nautical Sweater

Knitting Pretty: 1950s Nautical Sweater

Good afternoon lovelies! I’ve picked up my knitting again for the first time in about a year. Luckily, it’s all coming back to me: casting on and off, knit, pearl, etc. Unfortunately, I’m not advanced enough to make any of the bed sweaters in my last ‘Knitting Pretty’ post. However, I shall soldier on and … Continue reading

A Little Vintage Trawl

A Little Vintage Trawl

Hi lovelies! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for a few days. I was off on a pleasure trip to Toronto for a little getaway. I had a great time visiting with friends, vintage shopping and having some amazing chocolate cake at Dufflet’s! I purchased some lovely vintage dresses and brooches, take a peek below.  Just look … Continue reading

Figure Control

Figure Control

“Be Wise, Get the Figure Men Admire!” (one of the tag lines on a vintage advertisement for shapewear) Today, I’m going to talk a bit about shapewear. Shapewear is also known as foundation garments. Foundation garments have been around for centuries with one of the earliest items being the corset. Shapewear is meant to form … Continue reading