So when it comes to being U.S. hot in Missouri, it requires very wise clothing choices that will be cute AND not show sweat. This is the outfit I went with.
These are phone pics from my sister from our hangout day with my mother in law. We visited a local tea room then went shopping in another town to try to find some shoes in the store that my tiny doll feet could try on. (I wear a US 5. Try finding a 5 in a store without special ordering. Very difficult.)
ANYWAY, besides shoe frustrations, it was a lovely day. I wore my authentic vintage 1930s shorts that people often think is a fluffy mini skirt, brown wedges, and my me-made 1940s white button down blouse. My hair fared surprisingly well, and I topped it all off with sunglasses and a brooch my mother gave me.
These are both solid, plain garments, but I think they're a testament to the worth of these kinds of pieces. The outfit looks SO very late 30s, early 40s in its simplicity. Most "real" people in this time didn't have lots of fancy dresses; they had versatile pieces like these.
Also, random note, these puffier shorts make me look like I have stick legs. So maybe… if stick legs are a look you'd like to achieve, this could be an unintentional fashion tip? I guess the roomier fit does make legs look smaller, in comparison. So… there you go, unintentional fashion tip o' the day.
1930s/40s shorts: OLL
1940s blouse: handmade by me
brooch: gift from my mother