Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wish List Wednesday

The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, the birds are chirping, and I'm... online shopping. 

Imagimeri's
It's 102 degrees outside and I have A/C; can you really blame me?? 

I'll go outside tomorrow... maybe.
Carrier Air Conditioner, 1954
I LOVE window-shopping online! I like hearting things on Etsy, putting items on my eBay watch list, and saving for later on Amazon. It's all the fun of shopping, without having to pay for anything! Plus it helps me keep track of the things I want, and the things I actually need.

*Why are the things I need, never-ever as much fun as the things I want? Bleh!

This is the Summer of Gingham for me. I'm obsessed with finding the perfect gingham dress, with the perfect price tag.

1950's Toni Todd Red Gingham dress
via ebay seller Vintage Chamber
And since this past anniversary Husband complained that "women should just say what they want, and not hope their husbands get it right," I thought I'd start a little weekly wish list. (Notice the title of this post is Wish List Wednesday?? Ha! My cousin came into town and I never published this!)

Pay attention Husband! Hehe!!

I would die to find a vintage 50's gingham dress. But it is near impossible for me to find vintage dresses with my waist size. (Seriously, who has a 24 inch waist?? Is it time for a girdle??)

Yeah, I don't see myself getting this excited over a GIRDLE!
Perma-lift ad, 1953
Dollydagger, an adorable retro shop out of Brighton, UK, has this sweet little number available...

Brighton Belle dress, available in blue or black
While Hell Bunny has their own versions in the same style as my Strawberry Dress...

Chantal Gingham

But of course Trashy Diva is leading the pack with the Hopscotch Dress. I posted it before, but it deserves a second mention. It is too-too cute, and too-too pricey for me right now. *sigh*

Vintage Straw Hat- Etsy
1950's White gloves- Etsy
Vintage Seashell Strawberry earrings & brooch- Etsy
1960's wicker basket purse- Etsy
Miss L Fire Sundae shoes- Dollydagger
What do you think Poodles? What's your favorite Summer look?

**And Husband, never tell a woman to be more specific! HA!!!




16 comments :

  1. My hubs just reminded me on the 4th to never hint! Ha!
    Super cute dresses! I wish you could get them all!

    I'm mostly in my swim suit and cover up these days but I do have one little comfy dress that I'm wearing to death this summer! I'll have to get a pic of it. It's a gauzy, scoop neck and I feel pretty cute in it.

    Hey, if you get that girdle, be sure and get that pointy bra too or it just won't look right. Hee-hee!

    ;)

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    1. Oooo..I can't wait to see your dress! I love gauzy fabric; it reminds me immediately of having tea in a garden or something equally as romantic!
      Isn't it crazy how many undergarments women in the 40's and 50's wore?? No wonder they burned their bras in the 60's!! ;)
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  2. Gingham always reminds me of Blue Wednesday and Daddy Longlegs. Love it.

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    1. Daddy Longlegs always kinda creeped me out. I adore Fred Astaire but he was a little too old for that role. Don't hate me! ;)

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    2. Hate you? NEVER! I HATE that movie! They totally messed it up. I was referring to the story they "based" it on. Personally, I hate Leslis Caron too. I prefer my movies to be slightly older, don't you?

      The book, by Jean Webster, you can download for free because its so old, I think you will adore. I know you will. It's an easy read. Please do.

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    3. I'm going to have to read it! I'm not Leslie Caron's biggest fan either. I'm a 40's movie fan personally. Especially musicals- Hehe! Which drives my husband crazy! ;)

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    4. Kindred spirits, I'm telling you! Confined to couch all summer, I watched a ton of musicals. Probably watched The Duchess of Idaho 50 times. They are so comforting. Netflix needs more Ginger and Fred (besides old creepy Fred).

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    5. Netflix is sorely lacking in the musical department! Definitely kindred spirits... Van Johnson is my boyfriend!

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  3. Gingham is such a gloriously fun, cheerful pattern! I have some vintage pieces (such a delightful red and white 50s frock) and some vintage appropriate ones, and bust them out all summer long (and, on more than one occasion, during other times of the year as well). Every gal need a bit of gingham in her wardrobe, I think. It's one of those patterns that lifts up the spirit and sets a smile on your face whenever you wear it (or, at least, that's what it does for me).

    I really hope you get your dream gingham dress, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. While I was searching for the perfect dress, I came across a picture of you in your red and white ensemble; you looked so pretty!! Gingham does cheer me up and always reminds me of picnics in Summer.
      We'll see about that dress... it's a little too pricey for me. But I'm sure I'll find just the right gingham look!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  4. Oooooooooown, I adore all these 50's dresses! I wish I had more of them, but they are pretty expensive too if you want the pretty ones :'(

    Amazing wish list ^-^

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    1. I've always loved that 50's "New Look", the tiny waists and the full skirts- so pretty!! I'm thankful that there are repro-dresses out there, and that they actually fit me! ;)
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  5. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Details are posted on my blog.

    Deborah
    Hellcat Vintage

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much!!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  6. I hear you girl! I've been wanting nothing but gingham too. The trashy diva hopscotch dress has especially been on my covet list. I had a cheap little pink 50s dress that didn't fit me so I'm altering it to be just like that dress. I can't wait till its done! I don't ever do a strapless because strapless bras totally don't work for me but I love the idea of the little white top attached to it! Super cute!!

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    1. Ugh! I hate strapless bras! They never fit right if you are even the least bit busty; and I'm wayyyy more than a little busty! Hehe!
      I am completely jealous that you sew, since I'm needle/thread illiterate. ;) Definitely the best part of the Hopscotch dress is that cute attached top; can't wait to see how your pink dress turns out!
      ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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