C-Street Farmer's Market

Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

It seems to me that Springfield, Missouri is one of those communities that you love the more you get into it.  My sister is queen of local events and networking, so I've been trying to up my game and learn more about my hometown.

Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

One of my favorite things to do on Saturday mornings is to go to Commercial Street (C-Street) and check out the small farmer's market there.  (It's one of three farmers' markets in the city.) The area is surrounded by quaint coffee shops, delicious bakeries, and small boutiques, so it's a great place to buy the veggies for the week then sip an ice cold beverage with a friend.


Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

They oftentimes mix other events with the farmer's market, like the Car Show for the Kilties I attended recently or, in today's case, a dog adoption event!  There were lots of cute dogs around, and that made it a lot better, in my opinion.


Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

I've been saving this 1930s crocheted dress for the summer when it would really fit the season.  I got it a few months ago in a FB group for vintage clothing that needs TLC. It was stained a bit under the arms and here and there, but a dip in retro clean and a wash has made it look like new!

It's made of cotton yarn and breathes beautifully with all the holes in the pattern and light color.  Topped with my giant sun hat Tanith Rowan custom-made for me, I had the best summer outfit ever!  I perused the vegetables and local crafts while feeling cool and put together.  Giant sun hats and lipstick do that.

Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

I also loved getting to know some of the vendors at the market.  I met Denise of Afromationpottery, a lady that makes pottery goods and also spins her own yarn.  I also got to meet the Sunflower Gardens crew that owns a family farm in the area.  I bought a cilantro/coriander plant and some gorgeous flowers from them that are now cheering up my front porch. 

Springfield, it's often said, is a mid-sized city with a small-town feel, and I'm learning to love it more and more!

Flashback Summer: Springfield, Missouri C-Street Farmer's Market, 1930s Dress

Outfit Details
dress: 1930s vintage
shoes: ModCloth
hat: Tanith Rowan Designs, custom-made (read about it in this post)

Have you rocked a giant sunhat yet this summer?  Do you have local farmer's markets you attend?  

21 comments

  1. This is such a beautiful outfit! Love it

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  2. So lovely!! You look so beautiful - like a 30s countess!! Bet all the peasants were admiring you ahahahhahah

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    1. Hahahaha, OH YES.... not hard to look like a countess around here. Just don't wear stretchy pants and you're automatically top tier fashion!

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  3. You pull off 30s so effortlessly -- I love it! I used to work at Farmer's markets as a vendor -- I have to say, I never put an effort into my outfit. When I knew I was going to be outside for hours, in the heat, in the rain, etc and getting mud all over myself... I always appreciated the customers who looked gorgeous. It made up for my frump.

    -- Tegan

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    1. That makes total sense from a vendor's point of view. It IS very hot nowadays, and Missouri is humid!

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  4. Beautiful outfit! We have a great farmers market in our town too. I love the variety of fresh food this time of year

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  5. Magnifique tenue. Très jolie....

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  6. Giant hats are the BEST! I love them, and this beautiful hat really completes this outfit. Tanith is amazing! This dress is actually exactly what I've been on the hunt for (to wear during out winter hehe) so I am having some serious dress envy. You are an absolute dream.

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  7. I LOVE your ensemble! It's beautiful! That dress is amazing.

    Springfield, MO is definitely somewhere I'd like to explore more!

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  8. I am completely in love with this outfit! The dress (you already know I love a 1930s crochet one!), that amazing hat and cute shoes, it's just beautiful and put together perfectly. Love, love, love!! xx

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  9. I love your 30s dress and hat! I have a pink 30s crochet dress but it needs a slip pronto! I have a large 30s straw hat that I wear frequently and it goes with so much of my wardrobe. Thank you for the inspiration - I need to get going on making my slip to get in on the fun too.
    Thank you,
    Jennie from theuglydame.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for the shout out to the C-Street City Market!

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  11. Oh my, don't you look beautiful! Your outfit is perfection!

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  12. Perfect outfit! And farmer's markets are such a great and summery activity too. I've been getting better about local events, but I have a lot more I could do - there are so many things happening in my community. Also, a facebook group just for damaged vintage? I would be in soooo much danger there! Something about the sad cases calls to me every time :)

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  13. Pretty Pretty! I can't stop looking at you. Love your style, your hat and specially your basket. You have to try to carry designer crystal clutch purses to enhance your fashion statement.

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  14. The dress looks beautiful, especially with that gorgeous hat! Local markets are the best, it's a great way to learn about the area :)

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  15. A most fashionable outfit for marketing :) The crocheted dress is so pretty- and paired with the hat- it's just perfect. I have a massive straw hat too (wider than my shoulders) but I haven't been able to wear it yet as we've had so much rain. I will definitely be sporting it come summer though! Large hats are quite simply the best!
    The Artyologist

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  16. Yes and yes to both of your questions! :) This is seriously a stunning outfit. It's just so elegant, inspiring and gorgeous. Seriously awesome styling, my dear!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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  17. I adore Farmers Markets! They are so much fun, not to mention way more amazing than a plain ol' grocery store!

    Also, seriously, this outfit! It's fabulous! I simple adore the dress! It's beyond marvelous!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  18. oh, that 1930s crochet dress is simply dreamy! I love the pairing with your Tanith Rowan hat, it looks amazing. A lovely clean ensemble that is so elegant and perfect for summer. I still can't get over that dress though! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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