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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Funky Poly Bright Yellow Scooter Dress

Here's a kicky little yellow go-go mod dress by "Trends By Jerrie Lurie."  It features a cute white tie at the bodice, with white buttons and trim, and I've included a matching mod yellow necklace for the winning bidder!  This would look adorable with a pair of white go-go boots.

No size tags on the dress, so please refer to the measurements below:

Shoulder:  15.5"
Bust:  20.5" (double)
Waist:  18.5" (double)
Hip:  20" (double)
Length:  38" shoulder to bottom hem

Dress has been pinned to fit Maxine.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just listed on eBay - Summer Floral Maxi-Dress

Here's one of my personal favourites for summer!  It's a hand-sewn cotton maxi-dress, (done by a talented seamstress), in light yellow, with dainty pink flowers, a tie back, and lovely lace on the sleeves and bodice.

It would probably fit a modern size 6-10, but click on the top of this post to check out the ad for all of the measurements.

It's at a great low starting bid. This dress would be perfect for that summer party, church, brunch, etc. Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 27, 2011

On being camera-shy

Okay, so perhaps it's a bit silly to start a vintage fashion blog and be afraid of having one's picture taken (make that lots of pictures!) for the whole world to scrutinize, but I promise you that I won't be just posting pictures of my lovely mannequin, Maxine.  She's 5'11" and about a size 2, and I'm about 5'4" and we'll say approximately between a size ten and a size twelve, depending on the clothing manufacturer (and we all know how wonky modern vanity sizing can be!)

That being said, I'm also older than most of the fashion bloggers out there, but thanks to blogs like this one,, which I discovered from the fabulous Sal of Already Pretty,  I'm going to give it a go!  Fashion should be enjoyed by all ages, shapes, and sizes, in my opinion, and I'm just a regular gal.  I'm like everybody else - I have body image issues that date waaay back to when I was a young girl; I'm not into fancy designer labels because of a tight budget, and frankly, I believe in keeping the planet greener by both selling and wearing vintage clothing instead!

So here I am.  The pic of me and the pic of Maxine shows us both wearing the same vintage dress, but in my pic, I'm hunching my shoulders and trying to pull the bodice of the dress downwards, because sadly, I bought it off another eBay vintage seller, and it just didn't look right on me!  Max wears it much better.  But then, everything looks fabulous on her!

See the difference in how the dress fits?  On me, it's tight through the bust and the shoulders, and oddly enough, it was too short-waisted for me but not for Maxine, even though she's 7 inches taller than I am!  That's why it's for sale...sigh.  I'm usually pretty good with online shopping, because I know my measurements by heart (which is the Golden Rule of purchasing clothing online) but I struck out with this beauty!
So welcome to my blog, and I look forward to "meeting" you all!

Ladies - don't miss out on this one!

This is a vintage hand-painted heavy crinkle-cloth caftan - auction on my eBay is ending soon!

Just sold on eBay

60s polyester secretary dress with self-belt and inverted A-line faux-buttoned skirt

Just sold on eBay

Cute little 60s drop-waist dress with attached sash - groovy!

It just sold on Etsy!!

Now I've got to run to the post office!

Some of you are probably wondering about my Twitter and Tumblr IDs...

What Is An "Otophile?"

Oto-: Prefix meaning ear.
From the Greek "otos" pertaining to the ear.

-phile- Affinity for, craving for
Origin: Greek. Philos, fond, loving; phileo, to love.

Okay…I’ll admit it. I’m strange. I love ears! I always have - even as a little kid, when I used to bite my brother on the ears. I wasn’t trying to hurt him - I just thought he was yummy! Ears are cute. I like all kinds of ears; human, animal…doesn’t really matter. Of course, I keep this strange predilection to myself (I swear it’s *not* a kinky/perverted thing) but those closest to me know all about my…otophilia!

Apparently, I’m not alone. Read the following, culled from Craigslist:

I fear NO ear!!!