8.09.2009

Vanilla ice cream.



So sorry for the lack of posting lately I've been trying to take it easy on my days off as I feel like I'm coming down with something, but I think it's just swollen tonsils. Ew.

Thank you so much to everyone who made the film suggestions, presently I have many on "instant watch" from netflix and I'm sure will draw inspiration from so many great films!

Anyway, I saw Public Enemies Friday, and while the camera work was shaky, and there was a disappointing lack of ladies hats, it was a pretty good film. While there were very few hats, the finger waved hair was expertly done, and made me consider doing a bob again. But I really want to grow it long for donation AND THEN I'll cut it.
The film did get me in even more of a 1930s mood, as the costumes were very pretty. I wouldn't recommend seeing it just for costumes, as there were not many, but I did want to make every single one I saw.

Today I wore this 80s knit dress I got for $5 but it looks so very 30s. The hat I bought at work months before, and it was only until I brought the dress home that I realized they match perfectly! The same shade of cream, the same lush ruffles. You can't really see, but the hat has a lovely black veil down the front, with a neat little pattern on it.

Oh hats. I got two this week, one a 1930s feather hat I'll save for fall, and one that makes me look like a flamingo. No it really does :)

I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend!

16 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

So pretty! I'm sorry you're not feeling well! Don't be like Casey and me and be sick for too long right after getting married. Do lots of resting! Hope you feel better! :o)

Amanda said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Take it easy and get some rest. Adorable dress today.

Dizzy Dame said...

cute dress!

reilly said...

Oh wow, ruffles! I can't believe you're so put together even when you're coming down with something. Take a break!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

I like the contrast of the pale dress and hat against your dark hair. Very striking.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Frances Baker said...

Ruffles! Lovely! I hope you feel better soon.

Bettie Booh said...

Lovely dress =)

Andi B. Goode said...

Gorgeous dress!
Hope you're feeling better soon.
<3

Casey said...

Aw... I'm sorry you're not feeling well! Quincy is so right: don't get sick like we were! ;) lol! (Although I swear mine is climate related, because I still don't feel 100% better...) Sending you lots and lots of get well wishes! :) Just take it easy and baby yourself a bit!

You look so glamorous! I just love those 80s dresses that masquerade as another era--usually they're in better condition and I am not as nervous about wearing them on a daily basis. (I'm the world's biggest klutz, so sometimes wearing my nicer vintage pieces can be a bit of a nerve-wracking experience! lol)

She Can't Decide said...

lovely dress!

Maria Confer said...

You look gorgeous in that dress. Adore your hat.

Hanako66 said...

this is gorgeous!

thefashionfirm said...

Hope you're feeling better. I'm a new blogger and just stumbled upon your blog - which is really lovely!!

TERI REES WANG said...

I really do like that dress.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Such a gorgeous shade. White often washes me out, but cream on the other hand tends to flatter and bring more warmth to my pale skin.

Lovely find, sweetie, it really does look very 30s!

Big hugs,
♥ Jessica

Susan said...

Eeee! I am so envious. Shameful of me. I apologize. It's just that that gorgeous dress would fit so nicely amongst the things in my closet... It's amazing! What a find for $5.