Thursday, February 28, 2019

Skirts and Blouses



Hello Ladies, to reinforce my point about being able to identify a lady, do a little research on YouTube for videos of Victorian street scenes in England and America, Canada, etc. in the late 1800's and early 1900's when the video camera first came to be.  It would be nice if we ladies would dress a little more "identifiable" ---well, in case we go missing ;-)

13 comments:

Gigi's Blog said...

I would love to see the blouse with a skirt - any chance of a photo? I agree with these ideas in so many ways. Skirts are more modest in most occasions.

Feminine Belle said...

Saw this and thought of you! :-)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Women-Lady-Retro-Vintage-Flower-fashionable-Small-Wallet-Hasp-Purse-Clutch-Bag/323563011627?hash=item4b55dbbe2b:m:mT6Nvj-tR42ycLrDGuHVNkg

Hope you both are staying warm.

Emmarinda said...

Lydia, have you ever seen the blog, "The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor"? It's a fun blog that covers the royals and their clothes for the different occasions. Very interesting and inspiring. Also, I had not thought about it, but you are right - all our lives, the white blouse was a staple and then it was gone. Well, for that matter, what I think of as blouses became scarce as hen's teeth. Now, there are just, "tops". Tops. As nondescript as the actual garment is that term. Formless and shapeless, aren't they? I have however, recently seen, though not in white, the kind of blouse you are wearing. Tomorrow, I think I will go to Walmart and spend a little money on myself, for a change, and get something new and pretty and feminine there. Thanks, as always, for the fresh and interesting points you make.

Lydia said...

Emmarinda, My MIL used Loving Care, a non bleach, non peroxide temporary rinse, but it has disappeared. She said it made her hair softer. Gray hair is more coarse. So even when they used to color it white, it was to make it softer and shiny. It is hard to find the non peroxide rinses. You can type in "Non peroxide, non ammonia vegan hair color" and see what there is available. Natural Instincts used to be chemical free; not sure about it now but it was a temporary rinse that would wash out after a few shampoos. You can also do a search on how to make your own natural products for hair.

Lydia said...

yes I know about that blog. I should put it on my blog roll for you all. ALso What Kate Wore. She has a new coat!!!! have you seen it? It has a cape on the shoulders. Doubt there is a pattern for it.

Lydia said...

From what I've seen of the recipes online for hair color, people are mixing instant coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder in hair conditioner for various shades of brown hair. There are also recipes for blonde and black hair. One lady takes a large makeup brush and dabs cocoa powder on her dry hair in areas where needed. I bet that would be a distracting scent, wouldn't it...the smell of hot chocolate everywhere you go.

Lydia said...

This one is from Pinterest:
Coffee hair dye! 1/2 cup coffee. 1/2 cocoa powder. One small package of instant coffee and squeeze about 1/4 cup of conditioner into the mix. Leave in for an hour then rinse out. Makes hair a few shades darker and very very soft and shinny! Do it a couple times a month and you won't have to spend money at the salon
For lighter color, Pinterest has some recipes using cinnamon. I wonder if cloves and nutmeg would work.

Paula said...

Thank you for the recommendation for the shirt at Wal-mart. I find it very difficult to find affordable clothing that looks nice and is decent. I'm afraid I have never been one to enjoy clothes shopping so any help is appreciated.

Feminine Belle said...

Hey Lydia,

Does this help with the coat design you are looking for that Kate wore?

...a single-breasted style with big buttons, a belted waist, and a short cape around the shoulders that echoes the coat's A-line design.

https://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Kate-Middleton-Blue-Mulberry-Cape-Coat-February-2019-45861536

The design of the coat is no longer at the Mulberry site, but the link above gives plenty of shots of it.

I bet you could locate a pattern close to this with a few add on and we would all drool! ;-)

Challenge accepted?

Feminine Belle said...

I have been saving up your video talks for today as I am cooking and cleaning.

Always a wealth of information. Please do MORE of these talks. The rest of us so need this inspiration!

Outdoors said...

When I was teenager, there was a tv-show called "The Medicine Woman". Jane Seymour starred it. She had really lovely blouses and skirts all the time.
https://c8.alamy.com/compes/bpe74n/joe-lando-jane-seymour-dr-quinn-medicine-woman-1993-bpe74n.jpg

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/BKCRT9/dr-quinn-medicine-woman-tv-jane-seymour-dqm-007-BKCRT9.jpg

Lydia said...

That's one reason so many women love the historical drama shows: the costume and the white blouse with the Victorian skirt.

KarenMarie said...

I absolutely love Victorian fashions and I have a few beautiful dresses and pieces from that period.