5.25.2009

Moth hat


I got this dress years ago in Akron Ohio for 10 cents. This vintage girl was going to travel so she was selling basically everything she had, all of her clothes were 10 cents, except for an amazing carpet bag purse with bakelite handle for $10. I got some great stuff, but now wish I had another suitcase with me as that was the reason I didn't get more. Ohio has the cheapest vintage I've ever seen. A lot of west coast vintage dealers will go on east coast buying trips, because it's that great. One day I hope to do just that. I did have to cut off the sleeves since the underarm was tearing, which was unfortunate since the sleeves looked really cute and had bows at the ends.
I can't remember where I got this hat, but I love it. It's just a velvet band with netting, but it has feathers that make it look like moths are fluttering around your head. Besides the fact that moths eat wool, I think they are cute :)

17 comments:

madelin said...

Hello.
My name is Madelin.
I like your virtual journal a lot.
I have a passion for vintage art too, even if I do not dare (yet :-)) to wear glamorous outfit, like you do. So, I'm only collecting vintage links to my blog and I like to page through them.
I like the way you post your photos, it's so artistic. How can you assemble the pictures, is there a special soft to do it?

art*deco*dame said...

cute and cute!and yes being from California originally and moving here to the midwest Ive died and gone to vintage heaven.

Mermaid said...

Wow! What a steal! Gorgeous.

esme and the lane way said...

10 cents???!!!

?????!!!!

WOW! Super cute dress, and lovely hat – the last 12 months has seen me looking for a vintage hat with veil still reasonably intact, but nothing yet... I might have to etsy one.

Frances Baker said...

That is the most AMAZING dress. I concur with esme: 10 cents???
You always look so stunning!

tam said...

I love your photos and the dress is gorgeous!

AlicePleasance said...

OMG the dress is amazing!
10 cents?! It's weird!

Casey said...

OHMYGOSH: 10 cents?! *falls over in a faint* You have some mad hunting skills, girl. ;) That dress is gorgeous on you!

Poke Salad Annie said...

best ten cents ever spent! what a gorgeous dress!

Bettie Booh said...

I LOVE the dress <3

Atomic Mama said...

that dressis SO cute, I cant wait to head east for vintage.

I hope I get lucky scores!

Have a day off already, lets get sewing!

retroliving said...

Gorgeous dress.
♥Darla

Emily said...

Hi!! I just found your blog not to long ago and it's so inspiring!! I love the dress, even with the sleeves cut off!! What a great buy!!

Emily

Betty Bottom said...

I love your dress! And your style in all. Just found your lovely blog and liked it!

Miss Ruby LaMour said...

can we talk about your hair for a second? how fabulous are your curls!? hot rollers or pin curls?

I'd also like the answer to Madelin's question... My pictures are pretty amateur compared to yours.

KittyMeow said...

Oh my god you guys in the US get the best vintage stuff!! That dress is awesome! :-D

Quixsa said...

That dress is so cute!! I can't believe it was for 10 cents! That is just silly!

Ohio has the cheapest vintage? Really? I live in Ohio so do you have any advice on where to go to get the best vintage? I would LOVE to get some hints on where to go for vintage everything!