day dress

Updated on Jun 17, 2009
red loafers thrifted vintage bass shoes - blue 50s vintage dress
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calivintage 's Thoughts:

uh oh! it looks like i owe people a lot of cookies! hahaha! i’ll see what i can do…

well this here is one of my new dresses. it’s just so simple and easy. the fabric is very soft and lightweight, and it has a cute full skirt. when i bought this, it was actually quite long, somewhere in the territory below the knees, but definitely reaching low enough that it was bordering on matronly. so i chopped it off and hemmed it by hand! usually i just use the sewing machine, but i decided to do this the old-fashioned way, since it’s such an old dress! i’m guessing it’s from the 50’s.

i actually purchased several dresses from the 40’s and 50’s recently, and i’m still on a kick! it’s funny, i wear a lot of vintage, but i was just thinking about how i can’t stick to one decade. i love the depression era and ww2 era dresses, but i’m still a sucker for a good 60’s mod dress, or a 70’s pinafore, and even a fun 80’s party dress now and then.

and that got me thinking about the different silhouettes that were most popular during those decades. for example, the 90’s are definitely marked by the waif look, ever-popularized by kate moss for calvin klein. what are the other silhouettes of decades gone by?

oh and you can get your cookie here.

Comments (38)

Brielamour
Brielamour on February 26
Love this, the dress, the shoes, your hair. Lovely.
Cazimi
Cazimi on July 02
the dress is adorable...i love the red buttons!
mssashimi
mssashimi on June 28
love this dress
simplymoi
simplymoi on June 26
gorgeous vintage dress and lovely shoes darling
slanelle
slanelle on June 25
very cool! and i love your tattoos!
lydia
lydia on June 24
I'd never noticed all your tattoos! So cool. I love this shirtdress, they are the epitome of summer chic. Inspiring me...yet again!
Rejoinha
Rejoinha on June 24
Vestido adorável *-*_ Lovely dress *-*
mewmels
mewmels on June 23
cute dress ;)
_RawrAshleyKawaii_
_RawrAshleyKawaii_ on June 21
iM IN LOVEEEEEE .. VINTAGEEE ! awsome
ellabella
ellabella on June 19
soo adorable. you have the most amazing dresses.
morgsmorgan
morgsmorgan on June 18
youre always so cute!! i love the dress!
inbugsdrawers
inbugsdrawers on June 18
Very sweet dress :)
chatone
chatone on June 18
Don't you never smile ? U're a beautiful girl and I love your outift :D LOve your tattoos too =)
beckyxoxo
beckyxoxo on June 18
love your dress !
ajyums
ajyums on June 18
adorable outfit!
YekkY
YekkY on June 18
You are so Lovely! Sweet Dress ;-)
Jasna
Jasna on June 18
Erin this is stunning! Its so versatile!! Luv it!!= my chic vote xx
hessica
hessica on June 17
beautiful!
dededeanne
dededeanne on June 17
cute and simple! ;) love red & blue together!
jaquelin
jaquelin on June 17
you're a doll <3
plastikneon
plastikneon on June 17
I love the tattoo on your leg! From what I can see it looks awesome. love the red shoes paired with this dress!
lirys
lirys on June 17
super chic!!! chic vote for you :D
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on June 17
mmm cookies.... heh...like I need any! i love this dress, I prefer the curvy 50s pinup look myself, but sometimes I like 70s disco, and 60s Mod... but I don't know which one looks best on me, cuz I mostly think nothing does... Ah totally dig those red flats too!!!
calivintage
calivintage on June 17
yeah, i'm totally gonna do a big fashion research project and try to pinpoint the different shapes for the different decades and write a big blog post about it. i'm kinda thinking the 40's/50's are working for me... dunno!
supervillain
supervillain on June 17
I've missed your posts!!! I love how the pretty red flats match the buttons on your skirt! Again, I can't believe they're thrifted!!! And their bass too! I am a huuuge fan of your vintage style -- and of course, your vintage finds! I wish they had that much pretty finds around here.
KelleyAnne
KelleyAnne on June 17
so cute! I know what you mean, I can't stick to one decade either. I just love aspects of them all:)
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on June 17
so cute! great tailoring!! :)
maggiemay
maggiemay on June 17
love those shoes! are they penny loafers? great outfit
Shelby
Shelby on June 17
i love the red buttons...did you add them on too?
Rica
Rica on June 17
pretty and cute!
nia
nia on June 17
the combination of dress and shoes goes well! totally cute!
biyu
biyu on June 17
cutee!
queenelizabeth
queenelizabeth on June 17
red and blue, yay! that dress is adorable :)
libys11
libys11 on June 17
ooooohhhh... that is just adorable!!!! the red buttons are just WAY too cute!!!!! i love this look on you so much.. seriously!! it looks so fresh and fun!!! :D oh happy happy me :D chic!
himayapapaya
himayapapaya on June 17
your dress is so cute & vintage. I love it =)
0909jackie
0909jackie on June 17
this is great; and in response to your question, i think the 20s look is much over-looked: http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper872/stills/3c170f0eeea79-45-1.jpg that body-skimming, demure yet sexy era has such an allure: I love it!
LilyDarling
LilyDarling on June 17
love the red button accents... :-)
noratagore
noratagore on June 17
gorgeous dress!!
yandeli
yandeli on June 17
lovely dress
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