Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! I hope today is full of good food, friends, family and memory-making!
Since it's a holiday and many of you are probably on the brink of a food coma, I thought I'd do an outfit post and keep things easy.
This is my new-to-me 1930s dress, part of my initiative to redirect my wardrobe to a more 30s to early 40s style. I. ADORE. THIS. DRESS. Usually I'm not a huge fan of orange, but the rust crepe this is made of paired with the brown velvet accents are just too fall-perfect.
This dress has a label in it, but it must not have been very high end because the three panels that make up the front of the skirt do not even remotely center with the button placket on the bodice. But, hey, you know what? I don't care. It's still a great dress!
I'm even loving the mid-calf lengths of the 30s. I didn't think I would, for I was convinced that ending a skirt at the widest part of my leg would be a terrible idea that only made me look shorter, but the 30s knew what it was doing! It really does make for a long, lean line down the body. Clever 1930s. Not to mention, no chance of any stray wind gusts causing embarrassment with such a long skirt!
Also, you may have noticed that my hair is short! If you've seen my Instagram photos lately, you'll know that this isn't a faux bob; it's a real one! I finally took the plunge and cut my hair. The length is more practical for my life right now, and it works for several decades, especially the 20s-40s that I'm more into at the moment. My first pin curl set with short hair turned out great, but, sadly, by the time these pictures were taken the weather had killed the curls a bit. However, I'm working on my short hair curling skills (it really is like having to re-learn my pin curling technique all over again!), so you'll be seeing better 'do's in future posts!
Lastly, I don't know if some you knew this, but I play violin! I noticed the color of the wood and my outfit went together beautifully, so I thought I would include it in this photo shoot.
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1930s hat: flea market
1930s dress: Retro 101/Cherry Bomb Vintage (St. Louis, MO)
1940s shoes: Decades (Springfield, MO)
stockings: buying/swapping FB page