Sequins, Golds & New Year Wishes

I've been away for a bit but I'm back to close out the year on the blog with a snippet of the vintage goodness that's in our shoppe to come in 2017!

 

But before I do I'll like to reflect on the past 12 months and I can truly say this year has been good to me. From saying yes to my college sweetie's proposal to moving into our own lil love nest in my beloved Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago to launching this here blog. 2016has truly been short of amazing. Of course I've had some rough patches within business and personally but all in all I'm grateful to say that I progressed further than where I was last NYE. And that is truly my only wish for myself...... and for you. Continual progression from year to year! Gosh I'm so pumped for 2017!! 

 

So to celebrate new beginnings and fresh starts, I'm highlighting some of Pearled Shoebox's festive vintage goodies that's also transitional from season to season; an 80s black sequins top that I scoured while in London.... a 70s gold silk pleated aline skirt that was found this year while vacaying in New Orleans.....and last but not least my fave from this ensemble, an 80s gold and black sequin cross body. Doesn't it just scream Gatsby....speaking of Gatsby I hope you all party like him tonite while ringing in 2017!

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I only lasted 2 mins out in that Chicago cold before I had to put my faux fur on lol ...I scoured her from Forever XX1 a year or so back. Simply love pairing our vintage gems with modern peices! 

I only lasted 2 mins out in that Chicago cold before I had to put my faux fur on lol ...I scoured her from Forever XX1 a year or so back. Simply love pairing our vintage gems with modern peices! 

 

Happy New Years lovelies💜. Thanks for your continual support and to show my appreciation we are ending the year with a fabulous sale! Everything in the shoppe is 30% off...enjoy!.....Let's kill it in 2017 ! 

 

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Of course I couldn't leave without adding some true vintage New Years cheer 🎉  (📸circa 1950s & 60s)

Of course I couldn't leave without adding some true vintage New Years cheer 🎉  (📸circa 1950s & 60s)

xoxo, 

JassyVintageGeek

Photo Creds: Blue Streak Photography/@_winningstreak22

Misty Blue Monday

"Oh, it's been such a long, long time
Looks like I get you off my mind
Oh, but I can't
Just the thought of you
Turns my whole world
A misty blue💙"

-Dorothy Moore, Misty Blue, 1976

 

Like most kids growing up I had a crazy active imagination ( and still do). I would imagine different life scenarios...give objects personalities... O and in my house (though it was just my younger sister & I), I was declared Chief Director of barbie playtime because I could conjure up the best story lines between Barbie and the gang (not really sure if my sister really believed that or just went along with it cause I was older lol) 

Well as time went on and I grew older my imagination didn't dwindle down at all instead it switched from dolls onto my everyday life, particularly in my daily work life. As a vintage fashion curator...my objective is to find & pick the creme de la creme of vintage and usually when I do pick, the pieces that I'm most drawn to usually conjure up a story of its previous owners in my head.

When I found this particular gorgeous 60s shift dress at my vintage buddies. Comet, goodbye sale, I instantly begin singing Misty Blue, a 70s R&B hit by Dorothy Moore. I told you all I have an old soul lol... I dont know why that particular song pressed play in my head...maybe it was because for obvious reasons, the dress is a sky blue hue or that the silk fabric slight pattern looks as though it had been cried on before.....or maybe it was simply because I was saddened that my friends were closing their shop's doors😞

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Any who in my head I instantly began to imagine how the dress was worn in the 60s by a woman  headed out to meet her love at their favorite restaurant, only to get there and listen to him break things off with her. I pictured her sitting their modelesque not shedding a tear while in his face but as soon as she made her exit, her tears falling, with a few drops hitting the spots where the dress is patterned ......Misty Blue. 

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I'm secretly a lover of romantic melancholy songs and movies... so for this dress to press play on those things in my head. I knew she had to come home with me into PSB's shoppe! Classic and poise with a sense of romance this ruffled misty blue shift dress is truly a gem indeed. Find her in our etsy shoppe this upcoming week!

 

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xoxo, 

JassyVintageGeek