What I Wore on Friday, October 23, 2015

Posted 10/23/2015

Today's vintage outfit is this really fun 1960s/1970s hippie dress with bright embroidery on the sleeves & down the front.

I love the bright colors on this dress & the butterfly wing sleeves.  The maxi dress traces its history to Oscar de la Renta creation in 1968.  By the 1970s, it was a "must-have" fashion item; however, by the end of the 70s it was no longer popular.  I picked up this dress recently at Dorothea's Closet Vintage.  It reminds me very much of dresses I wore in the 1970s!

With my maxi, I wore 3 pieces of jewelry I've made, including this necklace that I made out of old catalin game pieces I got at a garage sale & red plastic beads.

I also wore this brightly colored bracelet that I made out of old bakelite (?) game pieces I found at an antique mall here in Des Moines.

And, finally, I wore this pair of earrings I made with vintage buttons.

It pretty much rained all day today, so it was nice to be wearing a brightly colored dress & jewelry to offset how gloomy it was outside!

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.