Friday, March 7, 2014

Sixty Year Skirts



Dalena Vintage curates dresses from the 1900s to the '60s. I want them all.

Today my sister pointed out that I'll be turning twenty in a few months. It's bizarre that double-decade territory is so close. I've been a teenager for quite a while now!

I don't remember being zero, but I do have snippets of memory from turning six. We celebrated with my family's traditional birthday cake: angel food and chocolate whipped cream. Of course, the classic AA Milne poem comes to mind:

"When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.
When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever."

Apologies if you know a different version. I found conflicting ones via Google.

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  1. Some of these dresses are just gorg. I can totally see my grandmother wearing them back in the day and wish I had the balls to rock them now!

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    1. You could definitely make 'em work! Throw a cardigan over anything and it looks normal, haha

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  2. Oooh. This was a fun fashion quiz. I had to click to see if my decade guess matched up with the answer. Pity I can't get into most of these dresses. I'm a size 8 (or 10 depending on the bust) and "larger" sizes are difficult to find in vintage.

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    1. They probably wouldn't fit me either. One can dream. . .

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  3. That first dress is gorgeous! I love the mint!

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  4. Hi Sonya! Thanks so much for featuring my shop on your lovely blog! It was a pleasant surprise to find today. I just read your post below; have you ever used a Clarisonic brush? I'm 32 and still break out occasionally but this has worked wonders on my complexion. I have the Mia and love it! Thanks again!

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    1. I'm amazed that you came across this post so quickly! It's a great shop :) I've heard wonderful things about the Clarisonic but haven't taken the plunge because of the price. I may have to look around online though. Thank you!

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  5. So much prettiness! I wish I had more vintage dresses in my life. Maybe someday when I actually have an income.
    Also I definitely remember that feeling before turning 20. It was very strange to be getting into my 20s. And it keeps getting weirder each year that passes!

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    1. I have vintage dresses if you count the early 2000s as vintage--it was more than a decade ago! Hehe =)

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  6. Hooray! Another vintage dress post :-) I love these. I think my favourite is probably the second one, although the first is giving it a run for its money!

    Funny thing about being in your '20s: it feels just like being in your teens! I felt the same as I did at 18 until about last year :-P But maybe that says more about me than anyone else, heh!

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    1. I feel different in retrospect as I get older, but I never feel a sudden shift. I guess aging doesn't quite work like that =P My favorite is the third one!

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