Monday, October 9, 2017

Vintage 1950s Basket Bag

Head to Toe: Hat, Zara // Sweater and jeans, Thrifted // Basket bag, Vintage // Socks, Marcmarcs // Sandals, Minnetonka

Last weekend, my mom came into the city to visit and for an exciting errand. As you may already know, she is a very talented seamstress (check out some examples of her work here, here and here). For her latest project, she is going to make my wedding dress! We chose a fabulous pattern and headed to the garment district to pick out some gorgeous fabric. So, I said yes to the dress!! It feels so extremely special to have her time and heart into it, and who else can say they got a custom, couture design? That's all I can say until the big reveal, but I cannot wait to see it come together.

After we finished our fabric expedition, we have a lovely Sunday walking around the Upper West Side doing some vintage shopping, farmers market sampling and people watching. I nabbed this '50s-era wicker bag for $30 at the Grand Bazaar. I couldn't ask for a better fall weekend, so I'm reveling in the memories on this rainy Monday.
Photos by my mom. Isn't she multitalented?

13 comments:

  1. WOW a wedding dress? That sounds amazing, having your very own custom-made dress! I can't wait to see it!
    Also, you are killing it lately with thrifted and vintage clothes! I love everything about this look!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  2. love it :D

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  3. Wow, that is so amazing your mom is going to make your gown! I can't imagine how fun it must have been to choose the design and fabric and get to have the dress of your dreams made just for you!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  4. Wow, what a cute lovely bag! I felt in love. It is amazing your mom is going to make your wedding dress, it is like a dream!! She knows you better than most people and I'm sure it is going to be a unique experience for both.
    Kisses,
    E.
    www.withcapitale.com

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  5. Love your vintage style! Especially those bag!


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  6. Such a cool bag, I've never seen in that style before I really like it!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  7. Such a cool look! I've been into basket bags lately too!

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  8. Lovely look but that bag is sooo amazing. Such a statement item. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/have-for-health.html

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  10. You lucked out in the mom department!! And oh my goodness, I love that bag...and the hat! Great pics!!

    Krisztina | http://www.krisztinaclifton.com

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  11. Oh wow you're sooo lucky !! I can't wait to see the final results.

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  12. Your vintage style looks so adorable! I love the hint of red and blue on your look, casual yet chic :)

    xoxo,
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