Saturday, May 15, 2010
Collar me jealous
Winnie Hawkins sent in this photo of her mom in a dress I will sacrifice a lamb for. Says Winnie: "She was born Anna Olson (Swedish) but changed it to Anne when there were so many Anna's in school at the time. She married my father and became Anne Tiller. A single mother of 4 after being widowed at 42. Always stylish whether working one of her two jobs or just home being "mom". She never spent much money on herself but just "made do" as with this dress which she made in her early 20's from hand-me-downs from the Red Cross when her family's home burned. She was the very best and I just wanted to honor her for the life she led and her caring ways."
While no one can make or pull off a dress quite like Anne, here are a few options for copping her look.
The Navy Blue School Girl dress on Etsy
A retro 80's version via Etsy
Modcloth's updated version
You can also add a vintage collar to any old dress with this handy Vintage Lace Handmade Collar