I wore the Able Grable Miss Betty Amanda dress to a friend's graduation dinner. The dress is based on a 1939 pattern, if I remember correctly, and it combines so many things that I'm crazy about; such as white on red polkadots, puffy sleeves and a big bow. LOVE!
Dress - Able Grable (Miss Betty Amanda)
Hair orchid - Olivia Rouge Shop
Shoes - Hand-me-down from a friend
It took a lot of cleaning and repairing to make this Forties sailor inspired dress wearable but it is now one of my favorites. It is very comfortable, yet so cute. You can't go wrong with sailor inspired looks. Also, peep the kitchy anchor earrings that I'm wearing! ;D
Dress - 1940s vintage (via Ebay)
Handbag - 1950s vintage (via Tampere Vintage)
Shoes - 1950s vintage (via Huuto.net) - had to change these when it started to rain, though :(
Earrings - Gina Tricot
Belt - New, unfortunately the original belt is missing
Sadly the weather cooled down over the weekend but it gave me the perfect opportunity to wear my new 40s coat that I bought from Fiona Timantti. It is the perfect fit on me - it's like it was custom made just for me! The funky 50s sunnies brighten up an otherwise grey look.
Coat - 1940s vintage, label: Stockmann (from Fiona Timantti)
Trousers - Big Beautiful Barbara Brown (1940s high waist trousers)
Sunnies - 1950s vintage (via Ebay)
Hair snood - Arthelia's Attic
Visiting Fiona's atelier:
Kaivarin Kanuuna is a flea market with an amazing collection of drool-worthy vintage. I found several pieces that I would have loved to add to my collection but unfortunately the prices were too high for my current financial situation.
On Sunday I went to a massive yard sale in Käpylä, which is one of my favorite areas in Helsinki. I was running a little late because it was raining and sadly I couldn't find any vintage by the time I arrived. I do love just walking and browsing, though.