Thursday, July 28, 2011

Some old Time Frocking on Friday (and an edit)

I fell for this dress when I spotted it in an oppy.I forget where,when and how much tho I know it was under $10.Reminds me of one I had as teen that was given to me by a blind friend who made it I wore it to death (literally)and it was cotton.
This dress too is home made.Metal zipper beautiful old buttons and matching belt but its more chiffony.
Worn with 2 vintage petticoats ( I must get more in bright colours soon).
Hat was another oppy score as was the bags the ports the jewellery and the gloves but I wore my grans wedding shoes.

 All dressed up and nowhere to go
 and a couple of cute  petticoats on show.
 Should I stay in here
 and sit here kinda sweet

 Or should I do a jig on the box with my 2 non dancing feet?

My hair looks kinda nice today but theres somethings I forgot!

Oh thats right a hat and gloves to go with my gorgeous little frock!
  and coz my head is kinda big its hard to keep it on!!

 Ido love this hat.
starring Grandmas wedding shoes,opped-white bag,gloves,earings,pearls,Mother brooch,hat and 2 lovely old ports.

Going my way?

Its Frock on a Friday come and join

Nelly xxx

edited to say Kylies comment below about me looking like Grace Sullivan reminded me that my nickname at school was Kitty after the daughter on the same show
 For more info on this show that I LOVED way back in the day (was the outfits I swear oh and their cute son Tom) go HERE


A Blessed Life said...

How wonderful,bless your heart Nelly,you look so in tune with it all..born in the wrong era maybe lol

A Treasured Past said...

Oh Nelly, the dress is gorgeous and the little purse/case in the last shot is really sweet! Love the daybed too.

Are you sure you have enough suitcases???

Enjoy your weekend, Tam

Vintage Coconut said...

Nowhere to go?? You should have at least took a trip to the super market all dolled up like that. "Hmm maybe not.. I am sure you would have had strange men following you home" *hehehe*
That is a pretty dress Nelly and I love all the accessories you paired with it. Thank heavens you did not fall from the box whilst doing your jig! hahah

Vintage Coconut said...

P.S. Is that you..... Featherhead??? LOL

Kylie said...

That is my most favourite dress you've posted (so far) Nelly. It's gorgeous and you are know who you look like??? Grace Sullivan, that's who! (and that's a compliment in case you didn't know...)
Apparently (according a local vintage clothing shop owner here in Perth) those frilly petticoats are getting harder and harder to find so grab em up quick if you find any.

Have a lovely weekend x

VintageSweetheart said...

That dress is amazing and the whole ensemble is amazing! You like you have gone back in time!

I'm going to have to frock up on one of these Fridays!

E :)

Lyndel said...

oh I had the EXACT same thought when I saw the pic... Grace Sullivan ... even before I read to the end of the post!!! so yep Kylie you are RIGHT. I loved that show too. Paul Cronin who played Grace's hubby, is a local to where I shop and I see him and his wife every week at the cafe! He wears a baseball cap and jeans and jumper, not a 3-piece suit and hat!! LOL.

❀Young Vintage Girl❀ said...

These pictures are lovely!! :)

Vicky said...

My first thought was you looked like Mrs Sullivan too, once the hat was on LOL

Vix said...

You look such a lady in that outfit, just like you should be off to a garden party sipping Pimms. You really suit hats. x

Vintage Jane said...

Gorgeous ... again! Must say, I do prefer this look to the feather head one!!! M x

librarygirl said...

you look absolutely GORGEOUS!

Liz said...

Love the dress - you really suit it! You've put the whole look together perfectly!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Nick said...

Yep,definitely Grace. Don't go anywhere near London!

Hello Vintage said...

Will have to check out the 'feather head'. Lol I love this look, it really suits you. I agree with you on the hat, it's gorgeous!

ladychiara said...

Oh Nelly what a beautiful dress and the hat is just perfect. You DO look like Grace! You look very glamorous and elegant in this style. Your makeup looks good too. :)

Kitty said...

Very very cute! I remember the Sullivans far too well, my mother was fucking obsessed with it, even thoufgh I'm younger thasn you I remember it well! Why are your photos always so blurry, BTW???

Sharon's Sunlit Memories said...

This is such a gorgeous dress Nelly. I love the shimmery effect in the photos and the petticoat and accessories you put together with it. I hope you've found somehwere special to wear it! (PS - I answered your question on my blog - I thought it made more sense there.)

Crafty Carol said...

nelly you really suit hats great pics

Paolina of Calur Villade said...

you do have such great style! i love it. the dress is so pretty. more people should dress like you :)

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