Fintage Fashion Show: Gone with the Vintage

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden! I spent an extended weekend there going through some vintage goodies with my dear vintage nutty friend: Mirva. We´ve both grown very attached to the same decade: 40’s (and 30’s). But I promise you there were no cat fights amongst us over any vintage pieces! We rummaged our way through several vintage stores and flea markets. And heck, there was a lot to see (and buy)!

On Saturday I wore this blue dress with red stripes  combined with a red hat. The dress I bought from a flea market in Turku last summer. Someone sold old shops storage: new old stock dresses with the shops tags still attached! All the dresses were made with almost the same pattern: with puff sleeves and knee-length hem, but they differed by detailing from each other. This blue dress has a million buttons, a bow on the collar and such lovely pockets. You don´t see similar craftsmanship these days.

The hat I purchased in the beginning of this Stockholm weekend, but from Turku, one of the towns in Finland from where the passenger ship heads to Sweden. Yes, I made a purchase before the journey had even truly began! The red felt hat has a bit of a halo effect and some nice felt decorations on the sides. The blue suede shoes are the ones from my previous post.

I travelled home in that dress too. I just changed the hat to a velvet beret and threw on a gabardine coat. It´s getting cold so a wooly cardigan was also in order! The beret is a find from Stockholm and so is that snazzy hat pin.

The cardigan is made by my mother. I have a far too poor ability to concentrate and I´m far too lazy to make these myself. Instaed I settle for pointing out nice knitting patterns to my mother. This gabardine coat can be tied in many different ways. When it is tied on the front it looks like a swing coat from the back. You can also for example tie it up to look like a trench. I love the broad shoulders!

hat pin: Old Touch
red felt hat: Retrobot
40’s blue velvet hat: Beyond Retro
red 40’s/50’s gabardine coat and 40’s blue shoes: Etsy
cardigan out of 40’s knitting pattern: by mom
40’s dress: Kirppis-Center


I use the name Ester, though it is not my real name. Instead it is very finnish and very forties, as I would hope to be. A few years ago I fell in love with the period between late 30′s to mid 40′s. I adore the frumpy and practical, but ever so stylish 40′s homefront women and campus girls.

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4 thoughts on “Fintage Fashion Show: Gone with the Vintage

  1. Ester says:

    I actually didn´t find that much. A pair of gloves, a coat and a brooch (with seaguls :D). Mirva on the other hand found a lot of stuff. 🙂


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