From My Closet - The Better Dresses Vintage Blog

Going Solo to the Summer Soiree

Going Solo to the Summer Soiree

... I wasn't going to let my lack of a dance partner or a partner-in-crime stop me from attending a mid-Victorian ball. Mr. BDV and Sarah were both unavailable, so I decided to go solo ...
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Exhibit Visit - "Dressing Downton" at Biltmore Estate

Exhibit Visit - "Dressing Downton" at Biltmore Estate

... An excited gift-shop employee, captivated by the exhibit and my outfit, asked: "Is this what you used to wear?" To which I responded, laughing: "How old do you think I am?" ...
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Fashionable Silhouettes at the Mint Museum

Exhibit Visit - "Fashionable Silhouettes" at the Mint Museum

... Each hall contained a U-shaped display, and I read every word as I walked along, drooling. The first side of the first horse-shoe spanned 1745-90. Here are a few more images from that part of the timeline ...
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One of My Favorite Places

One of My Favorite Places

... It's been a long love affair, mostly unrequited. One evening when I was about 10 years old, my father came home from work and handed me a 5-inch-square silver box with Bergdorf-Goodman on the lid. I don't remember the occasion, if there even was one, and I couldn't imagine what he might have bought me there ...
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