From My Closet - The Better Dresses Vintage Blog

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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The Pink Dress

The Pink Dress

... I think most of us have an outfit we will never forget ...
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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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So How Do I Wear This Stuff?

So How Do I Wear This Stuff?

... Adding a vintage hat to a modern dress makes it funky and fresh, not dated. Pairing vintage jewelry with a current outfit makes both stand out ...
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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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