27 May 2008

Doing SJP the vintage way!

I was at my mums today having dinner and she said to me "You know Sarah Jessica Parker-I saw her wearing a dress on TV and I've got one nearly the same as that!!" I immediately demanded to see the said dress and out of the suitcase it came, with two others. My mum comes from Cape Town in South Africa and emigrated to England in 1961. In the late fifties her sister worked in a clothes factory and could have first pick of outfits so she was always coming home with things for her and my mum. Well, these are two of the dresses. As you can see, although mine is sleeveless, the style is near on identical-plus it fitted me!! Oh joy!!


Sarah Jessica Parker in her red floral number

Me in my mum's original 50's version-now mine-ha ha!!



A black wool jersey original 50's fitted dress-it fits like a glove-yippeee!!

Another dress needs a new zip and is a green floral sleeveless number with matching coat! I really had a result today, so I told my mum she doesn't need to buy me anything for my birthday now ha ha!!


45 comments:

Siljesfashion said...

Oh my god, lucky girl!!! Love love love the first dress. A classic timeless piece, you look amazing!!

Sharon Rose said...

Thanks so much Silje! Yes its certainly stood the test of time, at 50 years old-ha ha!!Hopefully I'll be wearing it now for a good few years yet too!!

fashionpuppy said...

oh what a sweet dress! i adore the 1. one, it´s really amazing! i hope u enjoy it!

Sharon Rose said...

Thanks so much fashion puppy-I'm so pleased to have it!!

Ladybird said...

Lovely dresses, you look fab :)

Ida said...

Wow, wow, wow, Sharon! This "SJP" dress is soooo lovely - it is better than hers, honestly. And the new sandals complement it so well you really look like a movie star! I just love this dress on you!

Winnie said...

Oh great dress!

WendyB said...

I love it! It fits you perfectly.

bear said...

lovvve it!! you do the vintage sex and the city thing so well!

Pamcasso said...

ooh I want! you're so lucky! The shape on that first one is so special!

On Track said...

You look so wonderful and classy, it actually inspires me to try more of the 50s classy woman look, it looks good on you.

:)

Rose said...

i like the vintage dress!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi ladybird thanks so much and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Hi dear Ida-thank you soo much-really lovely comments, I appreciate that!!

Hi winnie thanks a lot and thanks for stopping by my blog too!!

Hi wendy-thanks so much-it is very fitted-I'm not quite used to wearing something so tight and fitted on me, but it's now a very dear piece to me!

Hi bear-thats lovely-thank you!!

Hi Pamcasso-thanks so much-these 50s dresses are very fitted-I couldn't imagine wearing something like this every day-but it's a special piece, I'm very pleased!!

Hi on track-thank you and yes do try the 50s thing-it's not a style I had tried before either!!

Hi rose-thanks you very much!!

Ladybird said...

I've added you to my links ;)

atelier said...

the black one looks great!

Sharon said...

Thanks so much, atelier- a simple LBD and fits perfectly!

emma said...

thats a very interesting dress with the longer piece underneath

Winnie said...

I linked you back! yay :)

Sharon said...

Hi emma-yes, it's most unusual!!

Hi winnie-you're linked too!!

Mo said...

YOUVE BEEN TAGGED.

check out my blog to see what i mean...

xo.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Mo-I need to get my thinking cap on-I will do a tag post later!!

Karima said...

I do love your finds and style and just adore these latest dresses! Also I've tagged you in my last blog entry...
Keep up the good thrifting!
Karima

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Karima-just been reading your blog and love it!! Ha ha, I've been tagged twice today-so I will be doing a tag post later!!

Cate said...

hi sharon! i'm always so happy when my mum gives some clothes of hers to me too, unfortunately she's already given plenty of them away ;( but i really love the first dress, the cut is amazing!!! and the second one is really elegant, especially on you!

Sharon Rose said...

Yes, my mum has already given away loads over the years too :-( So I was lucky to nab these-ha ha!! Thanks for your lovely comments!

Fashionable Obsessions said...

Very cool. Carrie Bradshaw look a-like!

Sharon Rose said...

Thanks so much, fashionable obssesions!! Nice to see you back!

Make Do & Mend said...

Brilliant! Your mum deserves a gold star. How cool is to pop round for tea and come back minted with new things!

Mikkle said...

the 50's dress is amazing! i've never been able to find a dress like that in thrift stores. wish my mom and grandmom would have kept more of their old stuff

pammish said...

oh im loving the dresses! i wish i have time to scour as well.. so jealous!!

Ash1314 said...

the 50s dress is DIVINE!!! you look heavenly in it :) You have def become one of my thrifting idols!!
by the way, youre blog has really come along and is looking really great! I like the header :)

AsianCajuns said...

You look so S&TC in a very elegant way! You'll have to let us know what you think of the movie (we're seeing it Saturday)!
ps- you've been linked on AsianCajuns!

Sharon Rose said...

Thanks make do and mend!! Yes I was so pleased, considering these have just been languishing in her suitcase for years without me knowing!!!

Hi mikkle-thanks for stopping by my blog-yes I am very fortunate!!

Thanks so much pammish-try and make time for yourself!!

Aahh, thats really lovely ash1314-you're one of my faves too-a girl with a good thrifting eye!!

Hi asiancajuns-thanks so much! yes I will link you too and hoping to see SATC tomorrow or Saturday!!

She's Dressing Up said...

First dress is amazing!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Nic-yes I love it-thanks!!

August said...

Love that checkered dress! It fits you so perfectly!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi august-thanks so much-it fits a little too well-ha ha!!

Nadine said...

I love the first dress - you look awesome!

Sharon Rose said...

Thanks so much Nadine!!

AlicePleasance said...

The first dress is really perfect!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi alicepleasance-thats really kind of you-thanks!!

soph said...

oh wow! that fits beautifully...I love vintage finds from relatives, and that dress is amazing!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Soph-thanks so much and thanks for stopping by my blog too!!

Podszewka said...

very very nice dresses;)

yearning for learning said...

Hi i love the sjp dress and you look perfet in yours too.
i am trying to recreate it.
do you happen to know the name of it or if there is a pattern out there?

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