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Dear Friends,

This is my first ever vintage eBay purchase. (I got it at a pretty darn good price too, which apparently is tricky on eBay.)

The dress is late 1940’s — no zipper — and features rhinestone buttons down the front, and darling pockets with an embroidered flora motif and rhinestone studs. It has the classic 40’s A-line silhouette and and is made of pink cotton material in which the weave is visible. It also came with a thin purple belt with brass clasps (shown above). Bonus!

Thanks for reading friends!

Sincerely,
Nora Jane

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Dear Friends,

This beautiful 50’s, full skirt, red Holiday number is so charming that I wish I could wear in every season, but it seems to have maximum impact in the autumn and winter months. Here I pair it with a white sparkly-beaded sweater of the same vintage and a brand new pair of Beautifeel shoes (more on the shoes to follow).

The dress is made of a heavy paisley printed red fabric and features a dramatic semi-circle neckline and full skirt.

Thanks for reading friends!

Sincerely,
Nora Jane

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Dear friends,

These are women’s jeans from the 1940’s. I found them in an antique mall in Missouri two weekends ago and I TOTALLY LOVE THEM! The have a sturdy brass colored zipper on the side and the stitching is orange. In these photos I have them rolled-up in the style consistent with how they would have been worn in the 40’s and 50’s. The saddle shoes might bring these up to the 50’s, but they are the closest I’ve got to period shoes to go with jeans.

Adding a scarf, either around the neck or as a hair tie, to this outfit, really ties it together. (no pun intended…)

Thanks for reading friends!

Best,
Nora Jane

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Dear Friends,

At our show in Tulsa, OK, the audience took it upon themselves to dress the part donning 1950’s cocktail dresses, fedoras, skinny ties and vests. What a good looking crowd!

I wore a dress that I received in the mail…yes that’s right, I am now acquiring vintage via USPS. After playing in Tulsa last year, the hostess of this house concert series, Andrea, sent me a package containing a Hawaiian Print Skirt, 50’s beaded sweater, earrings, a necklace, and this gorgeous 50’s cocktail dress…all of which fit perfectly! I love the deep V neckline, sexy red floral print, and bell-shaped skirt.

Should anyone out there have a vintage piece that they would like to donate to the Nora Jane Performance Closet, my P.O. Box is #68159, Nashville, TN 37206. πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading friends!

Sincerely,
Nora Jane

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