What I Wore on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Posted 4/22/2016

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, I wore this really fun 1950s/1960s jersy dress & jacket by Shelton Strollers & a 1950s platter hat labeled "The New Utica, Des Moines, Iowa -- I picked up both from Dorothea's Closet Vintage.

I looked up Shelten Stroller dresses online, & I found several for sale, as well as a August 1965 McCalls' ad that described the Shelton Stroller dress as "The Most Beautiful Practical Dress"!  I also looked up "The New Utica" shop, but all I could find was a short description & picture indicating that "The Utica" shop opened in 1904.  Someone who has lived in Des Moines all their life told me that at some point, the shop was renamed "The New Utica".

With my outfit, I wore 2 pieces of jewelry I made last year.

The first is a charm bracelet made from Cracker Jack/Gumball charms. I especially adore the little bone charm!

I also wore a pair of earrings I made from vintage lithograph tin & sodalite gemstone nuggets. I love the pattern on the tin, & wish I had more of it!

To see more of Dorothea's Closet vintage clothing, check out the shop's website at http://dorotheasclosetvintage.myshopify.com.  To see more of my jewelry, go to http://paulinesjewelrybox.com.

Thanks for reading & have a great day!