Pink Lady

Flashback Summer: Pink Lady - 1910s Edwardian Blouse, 1930s hat, 1940s shoes, 1950s blouse, 1980s necklace
I found this blouse in a flea market about a week ago, and I completely adore it.  Even though it was labeled 1930s on the tag, I think it's from the 1910s.  I love the delicate, feminine details of Edwardian garments like this.  This blouse is even made of the softest, floatiest silk and trimmed with pretty lace, and that makes it even better!

Pairing cream and a dusty rose pink is one of my favorite color combinations ever, so this is probably in my top favorite outfits I've put together.  I also found it interesting, this outfit got a lot of compliments throughout the day, so there must be something about it that is appealing to modern fashion tastes, too.  I think it has to do with how different it is from modern trends.  Nowadays, a lot of trends are streamlined, sharp, and androgynous.  This outfit is decidedly feminine, soft, and graceful.  It's a stark contrast from the leather jackets and leggings going on right now, and I think it caught people's eye because of that.  (Though don't get me wrong, I love me some leather jackets and leggings.  Just not today!)

I need to repair a couple spots I discovered, so it's getting added to the mend pile before I wear it again!  Oh vintage and the ever-present mend pile.

P.S.  Pardon the skirt wrinkles!  This is how it looked after sitting at a desk all day.  I DO iron my clothes.

Flashback Summer: Pink Lady - 1910s Edwardian Blouse, 1930s hat, 1940s shoes, 1950s blouse, 1980s necklace

Flashback Summer: Pink Lady - 1910s Edwardian Blouse, 1930s hat, 1940s shoes, 1950s blouse, 1980s necklace

Flashback Summer: Pink Lady - 1910s Edwardian Blouse, 1930s hat, 1940s shoes, 1950s blouse, 1980s necklace

Flashback Summer: Pink Lady - 1910s Edwardian Blouse, 1930s hat, 1940s shoes, 1950s blouse, 1980s necklace

Flashback Summer: Pink Lady - 1910s Edwardian Blouse, 1930s hat, 1940s shoes, 1950s blouse, 1980s necklace

Flashback Summer: Pink Lady - 1910s Edwardian Blouse, 1930s hat, 1940s shoes, 1950s blouse, 1980s necklace



Outfit Details
1910s blouse: Relics Antique mall
1950s skirt: Retro 101 (St. Louis, MO)
1940s shoes: Decades (Springfield, MO)
1930s hat: flea market
brooch: belonged to my grandmother
necklace: 1928 brand, belonged to my mother
1940s coat: Etsy

28 comments

  1. Oh I love this outfit! The blouse, the hat, the coat, the brooch... so lovely.

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  3. Very nice! The brooch is really neat and the coat adds a nice color as well. Its amazing the shirt is in such wonderful shape so long from its origin!

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  4. Oh so sweet and lovely!

    xo,
    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingersblog.com

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  5. This is very pretty. Although I like leather jackets occasionally and leggings now and then, I don't really like the androgynous look that is all the rage in the fashion magazines right now. I wish there were more blouses like this easily available. The necklace is perfect with the blouse and skirt too.

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  6. Everything about this outfit is so incredibly pretty. I feel like this is the first spring look I've seen on a vintage blog this year and you've bolstered my excitement for the season's return (in a couple months more still here) all the more.

    Seriously, Em, I adore this outfit and how you've accessorized it.

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. Lovely outfit!! And that blouse, what a beauty!! I can't belive it is fron that time! The brooch!! Oh! I love everything! You look so sweet

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  8. Lovely outfit!! And that blouse, what a beauty!! I can't belive it is fron that time! The brooch!! Oh! I love everything! You look so sweet

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  9. Everything about your outfit I would have my own version in a second if I could... The blouse is divine, the skirt color just perfect, your necklace superb and that carousel brooch... Words fail! I adore it! (♥ ヮ♥)

    I do love the dainty and feminine look myself. Occasionally I like to whip on a leather jacket and some aviators, but usually this is the kind of style I find myself in day to day. Can't live without my lace and bows! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  10. I am totally in love with that brooch! What an interesting and lovely piece. And it's wonderful that it was your grandmothers. That makes it even more precious and special :)

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  11. I am dying over here! Your outfit is positively splendid! The colors look so great on you, and the finishing touch of that novelty carousel brooch? Perfect!

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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  12. The colors of this outfit are really wonderful! I did leave a comment on your FB page about the blouse. Really enjoying the close up photos here. It's very similar to a silk blouse I own. Mine is lacking the lace trim but it has the same kind of collar and cuffs. Seeing the lace on this one makes me think 19teens or very early 20s for sure. Great find!
    -Emily

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  13. wow, this blouse is really adorable! it's details, especially the lace makes me think of the early 20s as the 30s ...
    who cares from which exact era it is - you did a perfect job mixing it with lovely pieces from the first 50 years of the past century. what a stunning outfit!

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  14. Lovely outfit. The carousel brooch is particularly a great addition!

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  15. You look like such a proper Edwardian lady! Well, all that ankle you're flashing might be a little scandalous for the times, but nonetheless. That blouse is an amazing find, and I love the pink and gray pairing with it, as well as the very sweet brooch. This whole outfit is just working like gangbusters.

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  16. Love the colours together, and that BROOCH!! So beautiful. I'm not at all surprised you received compliments about this outfit :)

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  17. Hi dear! I'm so glad I finally made it over to your blog!
    This outfit is wonderful!! The hat is feeding my current 30's obsession. Fabulous!

    Cassie
    the Elder Sister & Writer

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  18. I love this outfit, it's a great mix of feminine colors and modern sensibility. P.S I have the same brooch, bought at an antique store last year.

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  19. This is DARLING! And I totally get what you mean about much of the looks today, there is a hard edge quality about much of the fashion available today. Although sometimes I find myself lost with current trends because one month it appears that florals and pastels are in, then the next neon and black! It's an ever revolving door.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  20. What an amazing find! Beautiful to boot.

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  21. I love so much here! That shade of pink is one of my favourites too; I would never have thought a blouse from that era could be so wearable in such a classic look; the whole outfit comes together perfectly; that brooch is probably the coolest I've ever seen!

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  22. ohh this is so lovely and I love how you brought the blouse together with all your other accessories. Fantastic find!

    Liz :)

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  23. Lovely colours, you look like a rose. Which is a good thing obviously. The carousel brooch made me gasp, it is gorgeous!

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  24. What a pretty outfit! I can't believe the blouse is in such great condition... Beautiful!

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