From My Closet - The Better Dresses Vintage Blog

My Birthday Was Off the Hook!

My Birthday Was Off the Hook!

... no phone that slips easily into your back pocket compares with one that can double as a weapon ...
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That's About It for the Clothes, Do You Want To See My Donkeys?

That's About It for the Clothes, Do You Want To See My Donkeys?

... If you get there and find his dead mother's things, that's great. If you find his dead mother, run like hell ...
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My Blue Hawaii

My Blue Hawaii

... I just don't appreciate my body parts up and moving around, changing size, shape and placement of their own volition ...
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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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One of My Favorite Places

One of My Favorite Places

... It's been a long love affair, mostly unrequited ...
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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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