Here are my top 10 vintage splurge ideas.
1 - A good vintage coat.
2 - Cardigan sweater with cute details.
3 - Real pearls!
4 - A good pair of vintage or vintage style shoes.
|My 1940s pumps from Etsy|
6 - A couple pairs of colorful vintage gloves with nice details
|1950s suit by Swansdown|
|1940s suit purchased from Morning Glorious Vintage|
8 - Classes or workshops. Ok, I know those don't exactly fit this list. But for someone who doesn't often have the money to buy the real thing, acquiring the skills and knowledge to make vintage or historical style clothing is the next best thing. I love learning how things are made and I enjoy creating. My 18th century shoe workshop was NOT cheap by any means. But if I make more than one pair of shoes I will have made my money back and then some. I spend almost every weekend of the summer at a different living history event so being correctly dressed, from head to toe, is very important to me.
|Partially finished pair of 18th century shoes. I started this over a year ago.|
|100% silk fabric and antique buckles used to create my 1920s evening dress|
|World War II U.S. Navy WAVE uniform|
|Dress worn to President Eisenhower's inaugural ball|