1942 Vintage Daywear from Women’s Weekly Australia

The early 1940s (and the late 1930s) are some of my favorite periods for fashion. I love seeing fancy vintage evening and formalwear but really, my heart really goes pitter patter seeing what women wore to go about their daily lives. These wonderful images are from The Australian Womens Weekly magazine.

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What I adore about these styles is that this is what women wore to do their chores! Nowadays we mostly just go about our day looking like slobs, especially if it’s a day of gardening, laundry, or other things where we have to get our hands dirty.

Even when doing these things, I try to “dress up” a little. Usually by wearing a cotton shirt dress or a vintage cotton skirt and a t-shirt with the sleeves rolled up. I really ought to incorporate the scarf around my hair though!

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Image credits: Women’s Weekly Australia (1942)

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On the Set: Home Fires 1940s Fashion Inspiration

While I am working (especially when editing vintage product photos) I like to watch a lot of movies and tv shows. I have a particular fondness for British period shows because I like the story lines and the vintage clothes and period costumes. I was quite delighted when I came across Home Fires, a pre World War 2 period drama set in the English countryside.  This period of clothing is one of my favorites and this show has so many ensembles that cause me to salivate.

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There are so many beautiful late 30s jersey rayon floral prints, knits and cardigans in muted tones, smart little tweedy jackets and suits… oh I adore it all so much!

I also really love the theme song composed by Samuel Sim! Have a listen here: Home Fires Theme Song

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Not only do I love the clothing (and the hairstyles), there are so many scenes I wish I could jump into! Also, this show has me craving to visit the English countryside something awful… maybe in a couple of years… or next Spring? Hmmm…

These screencaptures are from Season 1, Episode 1 which is the year 1939.

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Eastpointe Garden | A Vintage Shop Update

Lots of new pretty spring and summer pieces in the shop this month! We have some 90 degree weather coming at us here in Portland, what’s your spring looking like in your part of the world? We’ve updated our home goods and accessories as well, so skip over to our shop and take a look!

tweet_antique1910sembroideredpleatedcollarblouseantique 1910s Edwardian butterfly embroidered top

tweet_antique1910sirisembroideredpeplumtopantique 1910s Edwardin iris embroidered peplum blouse

tweet_vintagebasketvintage basket with hinge handles

tweet_vintage1940sivorysilkembroideredblousevintage 1940s light ivory silk embroidered blouse

tweet_vintage1960svibrantjonathanlogandressvintage 1960s vibrant print Jonathan Logan dress

tweet_vintagecutoutsuedehellsvintage 1970s blush pink cut out suede heels

tweet_vintagewireeiffeltowervintage wire eiffel tower

tweet_vintage1970screamfloralgunnesaxdressvintage 1970s cream floral Gunne Sax boho dress

tweet_vintage1960syellowstripedsummerseparatesvintage 1950s yellow striped summer separates

 

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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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