Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bohemian Spring

 I haven't had hair this long since I was about 12 years old! Whenever I curl it a bit or let it dry naturally wavy, I get a real 1970s vibe. So the fact that I've been finding some fabulous 1970s pieces recently has been a total treat. I love putting on clothes from another era and coming out with a totally different vibe. This pretty dress is silky on top and sturdy on the bottom. Lovely for a brisk spring day when it's too cold for sleeveless, but too warm for sweaters.
70s purple dress
70s Purple Mosaic Dress
70s wood heels
1970s Wood Stacked Heels
The shoes are kind of perfect, too. I picked these up not knowing if Aldo was really that old of a company, but turns out they started out in 1972 in Canada. Being so close to Canada here in New Hampshire... I love to think of the story behind these. Either being bought on a trip to Canada by some 70s New Englander, or brought down by a Canadian who may have migrated... The European sizing on the shoe (38) as opposed to the US sizing tells me that they weren't bought here in America, and since the company originated in French-Canada, it's safe to assume they made their way down from our northern neighbor! Research is one of my favorite parts of selling vintage!

Sometimes, the odds are stacked up against you finding out where your item came from, what its value is, or what era it's from...but with enough persistence there's often something there for you. Try researching one of your own vintage pieces and see what kind of quirky information you can come up with!

1 comment:

  1. hello there, thank you for getting back to me!
    no i dont sell my work... i dunno, i never thought people would buy it :/
    but thank you for your compliment, makes me happy and i really appreciate it!!

    Have a nice day!

    ps: your hair is lovely ♥♥♥


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