Each day I post a fashion picture  from a hundred-year-old magazine. Styles back then reflected simpler times–yet the times were a-changing.

In the 1910s, practicality  and over-the-top styles collided to create fashions that play well even today.This was the era of both suffragettes and Gibson girls. Wealthy Americans craved the latest Parisian fashions, while farm women and the middle class were buying mail order patterns so they could make the latest styles featured in popular magazines.

I became fascinated with this time period because my grandmother kept a diary during her teens from 1911-1914. In it she occasionally mentioned outfits that she bought or was making. I post each diary entry exactly one hundred years to the day after she wrote it at A Hundred Years Ago.