This past weekend, I visited the local used bookstore. I always cruise through the fashion section to see if they have any books on historical clothing or textiles. This particular bookstore used to have a section dedicated exclusively to historical clothing, but since it is not a big genre for them anymore, they did away with it a few years ago. So now I typically skim the fashion/cosmetology section in hopes of finding something useful. This week I did!
I am always looking to expand my historic textile knowledge so I picked up a few books on the subject. My most exciting find was Queen of Fashion. It has been on my “books to read list” for quite some time.
I also visited a local children’s consignment sale. It is a HUGE sale and only happens a few times a year. I found these adorable navy blue suede mary-jane style shoes for my little girl. They are made by Gap and are perfectly authentic for historic impressions. She can wear these with any of her 1800-1890s dresses!
Overall, it was a great weekend for great finds!