Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Right Stripes

HELLO, lovelies! It has been far too long since my last post. Normally, I am pretty private about my personal life, but after receiving an overwhelming number of concerned queries from people wondering why I haven't been blogging with the same frequency or energy.  I guess it's time to confess that behind the scenes (and the blogging screen), I have been struggling through a very trying 16 months or so, having gone through a divorce, then a move to Toronto, then LA, then back to Edmonton after leaving a very financially and abusive relationship. So far, 2013 has been kind to me. I feel like I'm finding my stride again, re-connecting with friends, family, and now, after having to sell most of my beautiful vintage collection to pay for moving costs and such, I've started acquiring a few 'new' items. Today I thought I'd share this 1930s green & multicoloured striped knit dress, which was my exact size and I knew had to be mine!!  The cinnabar 30s shoes I'm wearing in the photo are currently in my etsy shop (hurry before I snap them back up).




1930s knit dress: Dorothea's Closet Vintage
1930s cinnabar shoes: Adeline's Attic Vintage
Deco Head: Marge Crunkleton







37 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh you look divine in that knitted dress, the mantlepiece is beautiful. So glad to hear that you are having a much better year. xxx

Lily Lemontree said...

Happy to hear that the new year has been kinder (and hopefully quieter) to you my friend. You look as lovely as ever!

Jacqui said...

So sorry to hear that you've been through such a difficult time, but glad that 2013 is looking so much better for you.

Are you getting settled into your new apartment? From the pictures you showed earlier it looked like a lovely place.

Wishing you a wonderful 2013 out there in Edmonton.

Meieli said...

I saw one of these mannequin heads the other day and thought of you! How funny.

Wishing you the best -- don't forget that you come out of every experience a different, stronger person.

Must ask -- WHAT BRAND is that adorable flapper-with-dog needle case?!

Jaimee Byron said...

You look so great in this dress! What a divine piece!
Glad to hear the year is being kind!

-Jaimee
www.hollyhocksandpolkadots.blogspot.com

Dakota said...

So happy to see you back; I've missed seeing your stunning '30s ensembles!! And I'm glad things are picking up for you :)

liliesandremains said...

So glad to see you back! I know it's a cliche - but I truly believe that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger. It's only uphill from here! Keep your head up!

Adore the dress - THAT COLLAR! I'm dying over here.

<3 Sara

Beth said...

You have been so amazing and gracious through this whole experience - I really respect that you weren't on the internet screaming through every twist and turn, though you certainly would have been justified in it! I wish that we had gotten to see more of each other when you were down in L.A., but that seems to be how things work down here because everyone is so spread out.

You are a wonderful and beautiful lady, and I hope that we get to see each other again! XOXO Beth

Andi B. Goode said...

It's lovely to see you back, Jill! And I'm glad 2013 is looking better for you. That dress is divine.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Thank you very much for sharing some of the private, life changing events that have transpired lately for you. I truly admire your fortitude and the fact that you got away from an awful, abusive relationship (I was involved in one of those during some of my teens years, and know far too well how terrifying and challenging they can be).

You look so gorgeous in this marvelous new (to you) frock. Here's to hoping the future is as happy as this dress makes you feel from here on out, my sweet friend.

♥ Jessica

Sara said...

I am sorry to hear that you've been having rough times, glad you feel better now and that you are back in the blogosphere ! <3

Anthea said...

That knitted dress is gorgeous! I love the green colour and the stripes.

Wow, you had some hard time, I hope everything is going to be better now!

garofit said...

I can't even begin to tell you how good it feels to have you back. I am so sorry you had to go through such trying times, it sounds far worse than I could have imagined. But you are back on your feet now, and you do what you need to do : look ahead, and build a new beautiful life. I wish you the very very best and I am sure something wonderful is waiting just around the corner. In the meantime, we are here for you should you need us.

superheidi said...

Ohmy, that is sad to hear. Wishing you all the best!

Miss Rayne said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles, but very glad to have you back.
xx

Izzy Abue said...

Congrats for moving on! I admire you truly, and of course once again you look absolutely beatiful!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank you all so much for your wonderfully kind and supportive comments. Here's to a fantastic 2013!~~

BaronessVonVintage said...

The photo was taken in my 1930s apartment, yes. I am so cozy and lucky!!!

Stephanie Ruby Feldman said...

First off you look amazing, and as always my fashion icon ( you know I wish I could afford your lovely items!! I lust after them openly!!). Secondly here's *Cheers* to you and me for that matter for a much better 2013!

Adora Mehitabel said...

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Emalina said...

You look so stunning in that beautiful dress, a dream come true!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Once again, thank you ever so much, dear readers! xoxo

Lauren said...

Just wanted to add that I, too, hope that 2013 will continue to be an awesome year for you. Glad to see you made it through what sounds like a trial by fire!

What a fantastic dress, too.

marjorie1940 said...

Sorry to hear you've had such a stressful year.....glad to hear this year is starting off so much better!

You do look wonderful in that dress!

koralee said...

I love coming over to visit you..so much fun in your photos.
So sorry to hear of your struggles...stay strong...you deserve to be happy.

Miss Emmi said...

It's nice to see you back, you always have such beautiful items to share! I'm sorry to hear of the stressful year you had - I can only wish 2013 holds better things for you.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank you so much! xoxoxoxo

Tasha said...

I suspected that there was something afoot but am so sorry to hear that was indeed the case, and the stresses you have been going through! I hope 2013 will be a brilliant start to lots of new things and brighter days for you (and glad to hear it's starting that way already!).

And you certainly look smashing in that number! :)

Erika said...

So sorry to hear of your hardships, but I'm happy for you that you've managed to turn things around! Good for you! Let's hope 2013 keeps moving in the right direction.

The dress - and the shoes! omg, the shoes! - is just gorgeous! Love the colour and style. Your flat looks divine, I'm almost torn with whether or not I wish to see more of it... Just joking, it's nice to have something to dream of! =)

BaronessVonVintage said...

THANK YOU!!! I will try to snap more photos of my little 30s bachelorette suite. The maintenance folks are doing some repairs and painting at the moment, so I'll wait until the dust settles ;)

LandGirl1980 said...

I have wondered if there was something wrong - but didn't like to pry. I am so sorry that you have been having such a horrid time. I am sending you a big, massive cyber hug. 2013 has good things in store. I can FEEL it!

Plus - that dress is DIVINE!

Chellzapoppin' said...

Great frock and here's to a wonderful 2013!!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank youuuuu!!!

YAY! Chellzapoppin'! You found a way to post again! SO sorry for my gaff!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Emily said...

I'm glad you are back, Jill! Wishing your 2013 to continue to be lovely!

Lisa said...

Hi! I'm a long time reader and never comment. Thank you for sharing with us. I'm happy to hear you are having a better year. :)

Lisa.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank you xoxoxoxox

Desiree said...

Enjoy your new dress. But more importantly, enjoy your freedom. I'm so sorry things had been so terrible for you but I'm glad you're moving on.