1939 Vintage Beach Fashion from Women’s Weekly Australia

Oh my goodness! You guys! Pinterest has struck again and I just came across these wonderful summer and beach fashions from 1939! The late 1930s is one of my favorite periods for vintage fashion, so what a treat to find an entire archive of Australia’s Women’s Weekly magazine online! (link below)

Vintage Summer and Beach Fashion from 1939

These “Prints from Polynesia” are just gorgeous! I love the red and blue “Oui-Oui Shells” two piece ensemble! I would wear this look in a heartbeat. The white linen print two halter and skirt outfit is also wonderful! Here are a bunch more beach and summer fashions from the late 30s!

Vintage Summer and Beach Fashion from 1939
Vintage Summer and Beach Fashion from 1939

The red off shoulder bathing suit is my favorite from this page. Seems really fancy for the beach and to go swimming in…although, I’m not much of a swim in the ocean kind of girl. I’m definitely more of a lounger on a beach blanket with giant sunglasses, an umbrella, and 100 SPF sunblock!

All images from: Women’s Weekly Australia Archives and can be found more on Pinterest, here, here, and here

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On The Set: Poirot 1930s Style Inspiration

I am a big fan of both Agatha Christie’s detective series, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot featuring David Suchet (who played the Belgian detective for 25 years!) I’m a bit sad that Miss Marple is no longer available on Netflix and I never got a chance to screen cap all the delightful 1940s outfits from the series. (p.s. Here I am dressed as Miss Marple for Halloween one year) So, before Poirot is taken off my Netflix library, I thought I better get on to documenting some of my favorite vintage 1930s ensembles from the show!

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

Of course, Poirot ran for many seasons (13) so I’ll share favorite outfits from episodes I have seen a few times. These images are screencaped from Season 9, Episode 3: Death on the Nile (2004) which stars a young(er) Emily Blunt. Isn’t she absolutely gorgeous as a platinum blonde? Also, do you notice the MEND on the sleeve of the oxblood colored silk dress the gal is wearing? I was so tickled to notice this!

This episode just has so MANY, MANY outfits I want! I only captured my absolute favorites, so these are it. God, I love the 1930s so much! Also, I put these images out of order, just incase of spoiling the storyline or something. You ought to watch this show! I’m such a big fan. Ok, all right let’s talk about the clothes now!

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

What a fabulous hat! And I love that she’s reading Vogue! Also, have you noticed the nail polish colors so far? The costume designer for this episode was Sheena Napier. And good golly, I bow down! It is ALL just exquisite. A real feast for my vintage loving eyes! Every scene I pause just to take it all in.

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

This colorful plaid chiffon 1930s dress Emily Blunt’s character plays had me practically foaming at the mouth. If I ever come across anything remotely close to this, I will gladly slice off half a finger! The little handbag and the umbrella paired with it. It’s just too much! I want the entire look, head to toe!

The top and pants ensemble with straw hat shown below (through Poirot’s lens) is just terrific! I have pants similar to these and at one point considered selling them in the shop. Of course now I will never part with them because I must go and find a similar blouse so I can recreate this look entirely.

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

This episode features a very large ensemble cast. Actually most of the episodes do. And this one in particular the characters have many, many wardrobe changes! This group shot has a wonderful view of another favorite look from the episode. The white sleeveless top and khaki colored skirt with godet panel in the back and that straw hat. She’s wearing a silk scarf as a belt. Isn’t it marvelous?

This episode is actually one of my favorites. The story is really quite good. Although, I will be honest… I guessed the outcome of it fairly quickly! Perhaps it is because I have been binge watching episode after episode and now when I watch it I start to think… “Who had the motive? Who had something to gain from these deaths?

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

On The Set | 1930s Style Inspiration from Poirot

I hope you are enjoying my On The Set weekly features! I will be featuring many more of my favorite vintage 1930s clothing and costume inspirations from Poirot in the upcoming weeks!

If you want more 1930s inspirations from Poirot, you should check out these articles/blog posts elsewhere on the web!

Napier: Costume Design Talk at the V&A

Miss Lemon, Secretary Chic (Miss Lemon does not appear in this episode I just posted about)

1930s Fashions in Agatha Christie’s Poirot

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Vintage Shop Update | 1970s Folklore

bohominstrels-29This week’s shop arrival is inspired by being able to spend time outside in the warmer weather and the flowers blooming all around us (flowers are involved, always!). Many of our new arrivals have been very 70s folklore, pieces that make us want to prance around a meadow, play ukulele by the river, and lounge comfortably in cotton and floral prints.


Endearing Spring SkirtWandering Spirit DressPaisley Shore Scarf | A Bit Of Blue Blouse

Lady Nevells Top | Asters Everywhere TopThe Meadow Florist Dress | Bonds Of Friendship Top

Great Lengths DressKeukenhof Gardens Dress | Embroidered Fables Top | Valse-Musette Skirt

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Vintage Shop Update | An Instant Classic

As it starts to get more colorful outside, we find ourselves craving more color in our day to day outfits. But only the best colors, of course! We have a mix of vintage and vintage inspired in this shop update for you ladies this week. There are lots of things we wanted to keep for ourselves, but somehow managed to resist the urge! Many of the pieces have already sold before we were able to even post this update. We’re happy you’re all excited about it as we are!

adoredvintageshopupdatevintage 1950s bamboo floral two piece set | vintage 1950s peach hip drape strapless dress | vintage 1970s scenic scarf print dress

TWEET_vintage1920stapestrycoinpursewithjadevintage 1920s tapestry coin purse with jade

TWEET_vintage1930sblacksilkvelvetbuttonbodicedressvintage 1930s black silk velvet button bodice dress

TWEET_vintage1940sblackhipsrufflessequinsdressvintage 1940s black hips ruffles sequins dress

TWEET_vintage1940sblackvelvetcutoutheels vintage 1940s black velvet cut out heels

TWEET_vintage1940shydrangeaprintwoodframebagvintage 1940s hydrangea print wood frame bag

TWEET_vintage1950sbamboofloraltwopieceset vintage 1950s bamboo floral two piece set

TWEET_vintage1950smedallionprintcircleskirtvintage 1950s medallion print circle skirt

TWEET_vintage1950spaleyellowsilkcutoutembroiderblouse vintage 1950s pale yellow silk cutout blouse

TWEET_vintage1950spastelrhinestoneearringsvintage 1950s pastel rhinestone earrings

TWEET_vintage1950speachhipdrapestraplessdress vintage 1950s peach hip drape strapless dress

TWEET_vintage1950splaidcatalinadeadstockswimsuitvintage 1950s plaid catalina dead stock swimsuit

TWEET_vintage1950sprettyblackfloraltapestrypurse.jpg vintage 1950s pretty black floral tapestry purse

TWEET_vintage1950swhiteblackbombshellbikinivintage 1950s white black bomb shell bikini

TWEET_vintage1960sblackdaisycutoutmaillotvintage 1960s black daisy cut out maillot

TWEET_vintage1960sclassicsabrinablackdressvintage 1960s classic sabrina black dress

TWEET_vintage1970sscenicscarfprintdress vintage 1970s scenic scarf print dress

TWEET_vintageinspiredsheerbrownfloralpartydress vintage inspired sheer brown floral party dress

TWEET_vintageinspiredlightcreamdottedfloralblouse vintage inspired light cream dotted floral blouse

TWEET_vintageinspiredcreambowsblouse vintage inspired cream bows blouse


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Vintage Shop Update | La Romance d’Ariel

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a shop update! If you follow us on Instagram and Facebook, you’ve probably seen that we still do them regularly, we just haven’t posted one on the blog in a little. Spring has sprung here in Portland! We have full on flowers everywhere, there was an explosion overnight. Daffodils and tulips have popped out of the ground already. Can you believe it? It’s snowing in parts of the country! Anyway, here are some spring dresses, jewelry, and lots of color in this shop update!

TWEET_vintage1920samberglassbeadlariatnecklace vintage 1920s glass amber and pearl bead lariat necklace

TWEET_vintage1920semeraldglassbeadnecklace vintage 1920s emerald green glass bead pendant necklace

TWEET_vintage1920smoldedcelluloidflowerbangle vintage 1920s molded celluloid floral bangle

TWEET_vintage1920swinepurplecutglassbeadnecklace vintage 1920s wine purple cut glass bead necklace

TWEET_vintage1940sblackpurplevelvetflockeddress vintage 1940s black purple floral velvet flocked dress

TWEET_vintage1940sbrassbeltchainbangle vintage 1940s brass belt hinged cuff bracelet

TWEET_vintage1940sbrownembroideredslacks vintage 1940s brown floral embroidered trousers

TWEET_vintage1940slavenderrayonfloralprintdress vintage 1940s lavender rayon floral print dress

TWEET_vintage1940snoveltyprintrayonskirt vintage 1940s novelty Native American print rayon skirt

TWEET_vintage1940sruststripedbermudabagvintage 1940s brown striped wood frame bag

TWEET_vintage1940ssilkhandpaintedroseblouse vintage 1940s hand painted roses silk blouse

TWEET_vintage1940sspringgreenbuttonupdress vintage 1940s green gingham buttoned bodice dress

TWEET_vintage1940swhiteeyeletpeplumtop vintage 1940s white cotton eyelet peplum blouse

TWEET_vintage1940swoodenautumndanglebrooch vintage 1940s wooden autumn dangle brooch

TWEET_vintage1950sblackvelvetcutoutpumps vintage 1950s black velvet cutout pumps

TWEET_vintage1950sbrownpolkadotcottondress vintage 1950s brown polka dot day dress

TWEET_vintage1950screamlacealineskirt vintage 1950s cream lace a-line skirt

TWEET_vintage1950scutagatestoneearrings vintage 1950s cut agate stone screwback earrings

TWEET_vintage1950slavenderfloralhatband vintage 1950s pink and lavender floral bandeau hat

TWEET_vintage1950srainbowstripedsilkpartydress vintage 1950s rainbow striped silk party dress

TWEET_vintage1960sdomedfiligreering vintage 1960s cathedral domed filigree ring

TWEET_vintage1960sethnicredblackbeadnecklace vintage 1960s ethnic red black chunky bead necklace

TWEET_vintage1970sblackredindiangauzeskirt vintage 1970s black red indian gauze boho skirt

TWEET_vintage1930screamlaceweddingdressvintage 1930s cream sheer lace wedding dress

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