Show Us Your Purchases!

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Lauren, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. ShooShooBaby

    ShooShooBaby One Too Many

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    fifties_freak, i love everything, especially the black dress. will you be wearing the pink blouse and pink/red wedgies for valentine's day?
     
  2. Ms. McGraw

    Ms. McGraw One of the Regulars

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    Fifties*Freak I was watching those wedgies on eBay too! It's long story, but I had to apply for a new bank account/ debit card and because of that I can't get get to any of my cash for a few more days so I couldn't bid on the...I'm glad they went to someone who will wear them and love them!:)
     
  3. hi hannah,

    i LOVE these overalls and was thinking of asking a friend in london to pick me up a pair,but here's the thing:
    im kinda..."busty" (32F) - do you think there is enough room in that area?
    im only 5'4" as well...

    they aren't going to fit me at all are they? lol
    i can but dream....
     
  4. MissHannah

    MissHannah One Too Many

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    Well, I'm not busty and there is a lot of room for maneouvre in there! I was actually considering taking them in a little under the arms. So you might get away with it. I'm a 32C/D if that helps you to work it out. Leg length will probably be a bit much (I'm 5'9") but they can always be taken up. Let me know if I can provide you with any specific measurements of mine which are a 10. Vivien's stuff is usually fairly generous with the boobage, or at least usually a little roomy on me :)

    Also, I have a 10% off voucher for the shop which has to be used by the end of the month, so if you do decide to go for them before the end of feb let me know and I will post it to you.
     
  5. cheers lady! :cheers1:
    i couldn't ask you for your voucher though.
    im sure you'll find something else to buy!

    i have a couple of VOH dresses at home, i think they are a 10 but i'll have to check...
    they run quite small if i remember correctly.
     
  6. MissHannah

    MissHannah One Too Many

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    Yup - very small! I'm usually an 8 in the modern world. I know a 10 is a 24" waist in Vivien's sizing but not sure about bust and hips. You could always call the shop and get them to give you the measurements of the overalls - I'm sure they would oblige.

    I am honestly NOT going to use that voucher - I can't possibly afford anything else from her this month so it's seriously yours for the taking if you need it!
     
  7. goldwyn girl

    goldwyn girl One Too Many

    Twilight, thats a lovely purse.

    Fifties*Freak, I do especially like the shoes and the black dress.

    Miss Brill, what a beautiful brush and a bargain.

    My hubby won this on ebay for me for our anniversary next week. It will look much better with the correct belt.

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  8. mrswheats

    mrswheats One of the Regulars

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    Goldwyn, that is STUNNING! Your husband did very well :eusa_clap
     
  9. SarahLouise

    SarahLouise Practically Family

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    Lovely buys as always Fifties*Freak. I was watching that black dress, I loved the collar/tie detailing and puffed sleeves. I'm guessing it went for alot? Cute wedges too.
     
  10. SarahLouise

    SarahLouise Practically Family

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    Wow, $10 for all of those beautiful combs - lucky you! They are so pretty.
     
  11. ohairas

    ohairas Call Me a Cab

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    Goldwyn, your hubby is very sweet. Did he pick it out all by himself?

    Miss Brill, awesome brush. Have you made up a name for the intitials?

    Fifties Freak, I love your purchases! Don't know which I like best! Nice haul!

    Twilight, I have a purse just like that. It's a shame your shop is closing. Was it one of your favorites?

    Leaette, fab comb score!!

    Epr I don't know where I'll wear the Scarlett dress. I have so many of these film costumes now. I just wait for an opportunity. I'm sure I'll have some pics made in it tho!
    Nikki
     
  12. SarahLouise

    SarahLouise Practically Family

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    If I posted absolutely everything that I've purchased lately then I would be here all night so here are just a few pretty things!

    1940s mustard gabardine bolero jacket with navy trimming. I love the tailoring of this, particularly the shoulders, and the colour scheme.

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    Finally got my hands on a red Dover bag!

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    Navy sweater set. The description said late 1940s but were sweater sets even around then? I'm not too sure.

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    Pretty deadstock 1960s peach slip

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    1940s navy peeptoes

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    1940s navy rayon blouse with the initials LK all over it.

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    1950s deadstock casual dress with tag which I got for the bargain price of £6!

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  13. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    SarahLouise, lovely handbag and I'd kill for those shoes.
     
  14. Sunny

    Sunny One Too Many

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    Whoa, some lovely things! And yep, sweater sets and knitted dresses were extremely popular in the 1930s, and pretty much stayed popular well into the 1950s. That one does look late 1940s to me, and a very trim and classy style. Good job! And I almost bid on the blue striped dress myself! ;)
     
  15. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

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    Dammit. I figured it was a lounger who probably ended up with these. Oh well.

    These aren't nearly as great, but I did manage to snag these for $20. Not the best shape, but way cheaper than a pair of Remix, and WIDE, which is the challenge I have shopping for 40s shoes.

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  16. ShortClara

    ShortClara One Too Many

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    That is fan-freakin'-tastic! The shirring, the colors, everything! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  17. Miss Brill

    Miss Brill One Too Many

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    Hmmm, they are R M D....
     
  18. Miss Brill

    Miss Brill One Too Many

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    That is wonderful! I love knit sets!
     
  19. The Shirt

    The Shirt Practically Family

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    Fifties Freak - don't be surprised if someday I show up on your doorstep and ask you if I can borrow an outfit. Super cute purchases. All the Remix talk of wedgies must have quite a few of us here in a tizzy to find some.

    SarahLouise- sweater set is next on my list to purchase - that one is great.
     
  20. Miss 1940's

    Miss 1940's Practically Family

    [​IMG] this late 1940's cocktail dress was bought at a second hand store for the remarkable price of Just $5.99
    then this coat was bought in Orange cailfornia for the amazing price of Just 42.00[​IMG] pretty swell huh kinda reminds me of something Joan Crawford would have worn!
    then this little Keeper a real 1940's uso pin [​IMG] what a find!
     

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