Monday, June 14, 2010

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It's nearly summertime, which means it's the time of year for extra-long days (here in western Michigan we have sunlight well until 9 pm in summer!), balmy nights, gatherings with friends and family, lazy days floating in the lake, and outdoor cocktails. You might need a party dress or two; you'll definitely need some pretty cotton day dresses, and prints of lush florals, sporty stripes, and picnic-y gingham prints certainly won't hurt!

There's something very Royal Family about this 1950s lace party dress, and it has the most interesting color scheme I've seen on a dress in some time: taupe or cocoa lace over a gold lining, with a moss green and plum satin sash. By Young Modes by Claudia Young.

Sweet and childlike pink rosebuds cardigan, by Catalina Sportswear.

Adorable swiss dot and pintucked bodice dolly dress, by Helen Whiting.

Putty and concrete carved stone print blouse, by White Stag.

1940s romper or playsuit with cut-out midriff, by Ann's Pajams.

Dandelion print full skirt.

Wild bohemian floral print shift dress, by Queen's-Way Fashion.

Striped green tie-waist blouse in nubby fabric, by Ship 'n Shore.

1950s yellow floral print sleeveless dress.

Pinstriped leaping lions (?) blouse, by Rhoda Lee.

Calico floral stripe sundress with sweetheart neckline.

Romantic lace collar muslin dressing gown, by Godfried.

Floral print day dress, by Glenbrooke.

Rose and daisy print blouse with scalloped collar.

Picnic red gingham ruffle-front dress, by Bill Atkinson, Glen of Michigan.

Yellow woven floral plaid blouse, by White Stag.

Noir voile floral print prairie dress with peplum and lace cuffs, by L'Aiglon.

Red and gray plaid full pleated skirt.

Tulip print crepe wiggle dress, by Jonathan Logan.

1950s pink portrait collar blouse, by Rhoda Lee.

Charcoal stripe and gingham sundress, by Toni Todd.



  1. Beautiful update, you have such an eye for beautiful vintage!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. Beautiful! That romper with the cut out is my favorite!

  3. Toni Todd is amazing. love the last dress. and the calico sweetheart.

  4. Believe it or not, that cardigan just made me have sweet memories of Autumn. What?! That's so not like me for this time of year. Your bounty of 50's & 60's beauties never seems to end, Karen, I love it!

  5. So many lovelies! My faves are the floral print day dress and the tulip dress. :)

  6. My goodness that Noir voile floral print prairie dress with peplum and lace cuffs, by L'Aiglon. Is Identical to one I sold in April!!!. Wow kinda wish I still had it so we could do twin like blog post. :)

  7. The cutout romper is amazing and how perfect and classic is that stripe and gingham sundress?!

    I'm so excited for summer!

  8. I have that same crazy lion-horse thingy blouse in my shop! Rhoda Lee too! We always seem to find twins, it's so funny.

  9. He can I order it online
    And if you could email the pricing as well


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