1950’s Vintage Maternity Dress – 34 Weeks

I’m in the home stretch! 34 weeks down.. and I am pretty uncomfortable and immobile. Going up the stairs is a serious workout, and my meals are getting smaller.

As for this great dress, it belonged to my grandma! Who said vintage maternity clothes were ugly? (a lot of them were, though..) This dress dates back to the early 1950’s and is a beautiful rayon material, and includes matching belt and bolero. Shout out to my grandmother for hanging on to it! The strappy, braided sandals are from the 1970’s. I love their versatility for a range of summer looks.

Truth be told, finding clothing has been a challenge. Most of my vintage is hanging in the closet, awaiting me to shrink back to my normal size. I pretty much am stuck in maternity tank tops and light cotton pants to beat the Richmond heat. Investing in a lot of maternity clothes just doesn’t seem like a good use of money… I would much rather spend it on home decor 🙂

Tangerine Dreaming

What is this, sunshine? We went from winter to summer, with just about no days of spring. Richmond is 95 degrees this weekend. A little hot!

But, how good is this 1950’s orange, cotton, dress? It’s the perfect color for summer, especially since adopting a “wear less black” policy, a few months ago. I put this floral chenille hat into my person collection as soon as I saw it. My loafers are 1970’s vintage and give me Alessandro Michele Gucci feels without the $1000 price tag. The white beaded bag is a vintage find, as well.

I’m in love with this look because of colors and fit of the dress. It’s great that a few vintage pieces, mixed together, create a surprisingly modern and wearable look.

Welcoming December

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Outfit:
1950’s Cashmere and Mink Sweater
1970’s Plaid Wool Skirt
1950’s Brown/Red Leather Clutch
Modern Forest Green Tights
Modern Brown Leather Boots
Vintage Locket Necklace

It’s the first weekend of December. Virginia sure stays warmer than what I’m used to. I’ve only lived in cities farther north, all the way into the snow belt. The fall/winter season is probably my favorite time of year, now, though I can’t say it always was. It’s the best season for fashion: coats, boots, wools, fur hats. There will not be many very chilly days in Richmond, as there never is, but I look forward to the inevitable snow and a big, heavy coat.

The season changes keep me moving, keep me creative, keep me looking at things differently. I change with the seasons.

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I am also adding new winter and formal items to the Heirloomen shop, daily. Be sure to keep checking, as some items go quickly with people on the hunt for the perfect gift for loved ones or themselves.