Night-time Ain’t the Only Right-time: Vintage Nightgowns

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There is something about dressing up just to get ready or lay around the house that invokes the best of the ladies of the past.  I have even become fond of wearing vintage cotton nightgowns outside the house, like I did in todays styling post.

Dressing gowns of the 1950’s were incredible.  Who can forget Miss Monroe and her glamorous dressing robes trimmed with feathers and fur.  I recently purchased one on eBay and I think they are the ideal way to feel get in the glamourous mood when you are getting ready for a night on the town.  Think of it the same way an athlete does the practice of visualization before a big race.  Can you really leave the house looking bad when you look *this* fabulous when you are getting ready?  Also, they make a beautiful, thoughtful gift for a Bride.

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Check out “Dressing Gowns” on my Pinterest Board here:

http://pinterest.com/gingersnapsnyc/vintage-dressing-gowns/

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I paired this adorable peach nightgown with a brown leather jacket from the Gap, gray two-toned belt from Betsey Johnson, and fabulous parisian shades from eBay seller:0000dori.  The necklace, however, is my favorite accessory… can you guess what the connection between all of the pieces is?  They are the pieces from CLUE!  I don’t know the designers name, but I bought it from Screaming Mimi’s in NYC and I just love it… always gets a lot of laughs!

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The shoes are by Brian Atwood, and were sold to me by fabulous stylist Charles Shipley… I believe he even kept Intermix open late on my behalf, right Charles? (www.charlesshipley.com)

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Nightgown: Vintage (Unlabeled) (eBay Seller: 2656matt), Leather Jacket: Gap, Belt: Betsey Johnson, Shoe: Brian Atwood, Necklace: Clue Pieces from Screaming Mimis, Sunglasses: Carita, Paris (eBay Seller: 0000dori)

Photography by Chris Knight (www.ChrisKnightPhoto.com)

Styling by Ginger (www.ginger-snap.com)

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