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?


  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

  2. love it :D

  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

  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.

  5. Love your vintage style! Especially those bag!

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

    Anika |

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

  8. Lovely look but that bag is sooo amazing. Such a statement item. xoxo Cris

  9. That's cool. I like your blog. Go to my blog

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

    Krisztina |

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

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



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