A League Of Their Own

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Do you have clothing in your wardrobe that are your favorite go-to’s, especially when you’re in a crunch? You can always trust that these items will serve you well, regardless of where you’re going. They don’t require intensive thought and or styling, and they look good on you with minimal effort.
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My vintage dresses are my definite go-to’s! Inevitably and consistently –> They serve me well 🙂

Based on my current vintage inventory, I would have to say that the fit models used then were definitely shaped and sized quite similar to my body- more so then the ones used now.

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The quality, can we discuss the quality?! Simply put: UNMATCHED! What can be purchased today for a reasonable price that will still be intact forty years from now (which would be 2055 BTW), with minimal signs of wear and tear?

Yes, no matter where I’m off too, be it business or pleasure, I can easily snap up and in one of my vintage dresses and hit the door prepped for success. Below are some of the vintage dresses that I’ve blogged in the past, which one is your favorite?

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Today’s number was purchased during a 15 min stop at a local Goodwill. I love the colors and the stripe pattern. It also has discreet gathers on the shoulders and a subtle trim on the neckline and sleeves. To complete my vintage vixen mantra, I added in vintage clip-on earrings, a necklace, and bracelet.

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Please do share, what are your favorite go-to pieces?

Sunnies: Forever 21| Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet, and Dress: Vintage, thrifted| Belt: Ralph Lauren Booties: Levity (worn here)| Handbag: Coach

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I’m Joi and I blog my personal style via In My Joi. I’ve always enjoyed dressing up, yet notably, my personal style took on new dimensions when I hit my 30’s. You’ll find me saturated in bright colors, draped in vintage, and topped in hats. Occasionally I venture off to black and white combinations or take a playful dabble in mixed prints. It has been said that style is a way to express who you are, without having to speak. I wholeheartedly concur. Each day of life offers up a blank canvas, a fresh opportunity to use style to express different dimensions of my authentic self. Join my style adventures via Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook!

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4 Responses to “A League Of Their Own”

  1. Sewing Faille

    I don’t tend to buy vintage clothing (or clothing in general), but I do sew from vintage patterns all the time. I totally agree with you– they include a number of details which add to the style and longevity of the garment that aren’t typically found in modern clothes, and they were intended to be worn with minimal extra styling.

    Two of my favorites, both from the 1950’s, are this one (http://sewingfaille.blogspot.com/2015/06/pattern-review-v8789-1950s-dress.html) and this one (http://sewingfaille.blogspot.com/2015/03/advance-9441-1950s-kimono-sleeve-dress.html). Both of them use non-stretch fabric, but in both cases, they engineered clever ways for the bodice to have enough give to be comfortable to wear while still maintaining a close fit. Awesome.

    And in both cases, I considered adding something extra for styling, like a belt, but…it turned out that they really didn’t need it. I just throw the dress on, pick a pair of relatively low-key shoes, and that’s it!

    • InMyJoi

      Ahh, I so wish that I knew how to sew! I’d sew my heart away using vintage patterns and inspiration. What a wonderful skill! I tried to click on the links noted above, but there is an error message 🙁

  2. Gloria M

    I like how you’ve juxtaposed the vintage dress & retro accessories with modern peep-toe booties. Tres chic!