From My Closet - The Better Dresses Vintage Blog

Handbags To Die For

Handbags To Die For

... Perusing the aisles, a black tote-style bag with a large bow caught my eye from the far back of a lower hook. I wrestled it out for a closer inspection ...
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Queen of the 60s Shift Dress

Queen of the 60s Shift Dress

... I can already see desirable vintage goodies peeking from the stacks ...
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What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

... Would you still like that same item if it didn't have that particular label? What if it didn't cost as much? What if a celebrity weren't wearing or driving or using it? ...
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The Empress's New Clothes

The Empress's New Clothes

... What was it, exactly, about this particular magazine that just bugged the heck out of me? ...
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Mannequins look on disapprovingly.

Casual Is Overrated

... I can barely express the depth of disappointment I felt when my husband informed me of the suggested dress code: CASUAL. Again! ...
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Liza and her parents, c. 1967, (c)BDV

I've Always Been Like This

... I appreciate indoor plumbing, anesthesia, and the right to vote, but why can't we have all that and be properly dressed for a Jane Austen or Edith Wharton novel, or a Cecil Beaton photo shoot? ...

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