Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shoes from the 1942 Sears Catalog

Hello lovely readers! Today I thought I'd share some images of shoes from the 1942 Spring and Summer Sears catalog.

Also, I do have some finished objects to show you all. Hopefully I can get some pics up by the weekend.

I love the brown shoes in the middle of the bottom row! Is is just me, or are the shoes on the left of the bottom row super strappy for the 1940's?

I'll take a pair in every color please! Actually, had I lived in the 1940's I most likely would have been relegated to the men's shoe department. Most of these shoes only went up to a size 8, sometimes 9, meaning my size 10 hooves wouldn't fit.

The shoes in the top left hand corner are amazing! I also love the pair in the middle of the bottom row.

All of these shoes are so amazing I could just cry. I wish there was a company that remade all these shoes in an affordable ( $50-$75 price range).

 Yes, the pages are out of order. Oops!

I love the ones in the bottom left.

All of these are so bright, colorful, and fun. The white pair with the rainbow colored heels are divine!

I love the subtle peep toes. I am convinced shoe manufacturers today do not understand what a peep toe is. If 4 of my toes come sliding through the "peep" after a few hours, the opening is too big!

Stay tuned for more Sears Catalog images in the near future. I have lots of fabulous clothes to show you!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Spring and Summer 1942 Sears Catalog

Over the summer my mom found a great Sears catalog from the Spring and Summer of 1942 at an antique shop for only $14! It is chock full of fabulous images featuring drool worthy dresses and lust inducing shoes. I thought that I'd share some of these images with my lovely blog readers. My internet is being terribly finicky about uploading photos, so I can only upload a few in each post. I will post multiple posts featuring all the lovely images. I also hope to do a post about the weird and wacky things the catalog sold, such as a cream made by Nestle designed to make a toddler's hair curly.

Look at this adorable cover!

I really like the pink skirt shown in the top row.

I love all of these dresses but the white,, green, and red one is lust worthy!

Just look at those swoon worthy play suits!

This is adorable as well!

I had to take an up close picture of this outfit. A play suit with a matching cape? Yes, please!

This is such a smart looking outfit!

I would wear this every day if I owned it.

These fabrics are the other choices for the dress in the previous image.

As I said earlier, I have so many more images I can post. Is there anything in particular anyone would like to see next? I was thinking of posting all the shoe pics next. There are also lots of pictures of foundation garments, but they are almost entirely in black and white. Is anyone interested in black and white pictures or only color ones? I had always thought it would be so strange to order clothing when the picture was in black and white. Much to my surprise there is a card in the back of the catalog, in color, with what looks like very small paint samples with corresponding numbers. The number of the available colors were in the descriptions and you matched it to the corresponding number on the card! How neat is that?