11 April 2010

The most tender place in my heart is for strangers...

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photos by Tom b.

- 30s cotton dress
- vintage felt hat
- 80s flats
- thifted belt
- vintage John Romain satchel
- listening to: Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood "Hold On"

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Hiya! Did y'all have a lovely weekend? Things were pretty low key here. We did super exciting things like go to Lowe's to buy new paint for our stairway (we aren't happy with the color we picked originally) and pick out a rug for our hallway. It was pretty much all house related stuff. While we were at the rug store I sort of fell in love with an 1860s handwoven rug until I realized it cost $13,500! Yowza!

This dress is one of my favorites hanging in my closet. It is an Etsy find and in such wonderful condition considering it's nearly 80 years old. Most of the dresses I've found from that era feature some sort of floral print so I love the abstract sea-urchiny print of this one. I've also been looking for a way to wear this hat ever since I thrifted it a couple of months ago. It's getting to be that time of year when I have to give up my wool berets. It hurts a little bit, I must admit. ;)

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36 comments:

Initials.CC said...

superbe !!

DES BISOUS DE CELINE&CHARLOTTE ♥

kate, miss twinkletoes said...

So lovely!

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LacyLady said...

Gorgeous outfit, love the delicate print of the dress. x

Manja said...

That dress is super lovely! But the thing I love the most is the hat! I thrifted a navy colored wide brimmed velvet hat a while ago and cannot decide whether to keep or to sell it because I don't really know how to wear it but this really gives me lots of inspiration :)

SuzieM said...

the dress is awesome!!! good find!

Charmalade said...

The hat tops off the outfit really nicely! (no pun intended) That last picture is amazing too, like a ghost on a summer day.

Toast with Charmalade

hattitude said...

i was just saying the other day, how i love big hats! i love how you are rockin' this one!
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ella said...

ah! a lovely outfit and a lovely song.
i love neko case

x

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

love your hat!!! (sigh) so beautiful

Maria Confer said...

Your hat is awesome. Beautiful dress and very cool shadow photo.

Lulu Letty

bestie said...

That is a magnificent hat.

anna said...

LOVE neko case. LOVE the dress.

i always enjoy your blog!

The Greedy Seagull said...

I have an identical belt that is probably the most worn thing in my closet, goes with every summer dress I own. That is a neat print, I gotta say. Hope you are having a good one and enjoying the sun!

Little Lost Treasures said...

I love that last photo.. and that dress is so pretty!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

Neko case has been my favorite for a long time! As much as I love the new pornographers I think I like her solo work more.
That last photo is gorgeous! as well as your outfit.

Sara in America said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love the dress.

(I also love that Neko Case song, though I think "Blacklisted" is my favourite record of hers.)

Jenni said...

Love the dress! I never would have guessed it was 70 years old... It looks to be in such good condition! I love it with the hat, especially.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

i am completely in love with the last photo!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i cannot believe that dress is from the 1930s! it's beautiful and in such good condition!

katie f said...

this is so beautiful, i love the felted hat and your cute shoes. i think you also picked the best time of day to photograph your outfit, the golden hour to match that paint peeling door. nice nice nice

Lemondrop Marie said...

You are gorgeous in the floppy hat or in a beret if that eases the adjustment.
Happy Monday,

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Capricioustraveler said...

Love this outfit!

BARGAIN BEX said...

the last photo is so hauntingly beautiful ... one uber talented photographer you've got there ... might want to keep him ;)

bravegrrl said...

stunning dress

Valeria said...

the style of the pics with that dress work perfectly, trés trés jolie

Starr Crow said...

I think your hat fits in just right nicely here. And the lovely print and collar details on this dress are magnificent too!

grace said...

mmm looove that song

Nickie Frye said...

Beautiful! I can't wear wool hats though. They give me the EBGB's. ;)

reckless daughter said...

incredible incredible dress...I love it. And a Neko Case post title to boot. love it all! Hope the new paint color works out.

Grace said...

so cute!
-Grace

http://www.etsy.com/shop/graceshop

PrettyDamnCute said...

That dress is stunning. Literally, I am swooning. I have one 30s dress with an amazing print that I would wear everyday if I could. Congrats on the great score. It looks beautiful on you!

hannah said...

it's a gorgeous dress, as always!

caramelizedvintage said...

Such an elegant dress--you always wear 30s dresses so well! The hat is really interesting. I think it works!

Midwest Mayhem said...

You always look so classy.

Meghan V. said...

Superb outfits and photos.

VintageBELAmour said...

lovely dress .