6.24.2009

Today I was a nurse... Not really though.

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When I found this 50s nurses uniform at work I was so excited. I have been on the lookout for one for a while (along with many other vintage uniforms) and this one fit perfectly! I wish the photos didn't turn out so bright, because the details and closures are really unique. Honestly I've always disliked white, cream is nice, but white is very stark on me. For some reason I love it as a nurses uniform. Last night I embroidered "Sunny" on it, my name means sunshine is spanish, and that's what my mom calls me. I paired it with a brown felt 50s hat (I didn't realize the camera cut it off, oops!) and leopard shoes. The glasses were a must, as well as matching white gloves. At work a woman came in and asked if I would be interested in buying a nurses cape. Since my boss is the only one who can buy at the shop, I had to tell her to come back, but I sure hope she does! A matching cape would carry this dress into the fall ;)

Photo found here.

16 comments:

Bettie Booh said...

Very cute =) I actually found a vintage nurse dress online the other day...

Gingeyginge said...

You would have been a classy one

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Oh you MUST get a cape! I just adore capes and it would look amazing on you.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Lovely dress, such a cute nurse dress I have seen quite a few over the years but this one you found is by far one of my favorites. I love that you put your nickname on it (which is a super bad ass nickname by the way) the detail finishes the dress it looks even more one of a kind now.

I hope the lady comes back!

M said...

hahahaha very nice and funny.

But yes, you definately MUST get the cape!

Aya Smith said...

You are so so gorgeous! I love your hair... I was actually had it in mind, when I got my hair cut XD (but I didn't get my bangs cut, so no such luck lol :()

BumbleBecky said...

You look scrumptious darling. I am sure you got the attention of many men!

Going along with the cape thing Meg Allen (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=19395)
has really awesome capes for a very decent price =D
Have a good day!

Drisana said...

Ah, that is too cute!! Nice touch with the spectacles. =)

Atomic Mama said...

I was going to come in and shop yesterday but I had the kids so I didnt.
I never get any shopping done when they are there.
ugh.

I need a new dress. I need something amazing for my birthday. arrgh

Maria Confer said...

Just awesome!! You looks so cute in those cat eye specs.

Amanda said...

Love the uniform! I agree with The Glamorous Housewife, Bumble Becky and M, a cape would make the outfit perfect!

Angel said...

Your embroidery is so good! The dress is just adorable!

Mars said...

how fun! i love those leopard flats, too :)

puglyfeet said...

LOVE your glasses and shoes!

Casey said...

You are seriously the cutest thing ever! I really love how you added the embroidery to the dress; it's such a unique twist. :)

A cape would definitely be amazing!!! :D

tam said...

I love the shoes and glasses x x