10.12.2009

40s gals


Today Twila Jean and I went to Portland to scour thrift stores for our Etsy shops. Was a semi success for each of us, there was an amazing early 40s dress we had to pass up because it had a big hole in the front! But I did find a fantastic 30s suit, it's cream, and rather unusual like many 30s things are.
She did dance with a Viking, which was exciting, not something one does everyday, and found 40s style oxfords! If I didn't know any better I would say they were authentic, they look darling on her, something she's been looking for for ages.
I think this is my favorite suit, its from the 40s and is such a lovely color, even has the matching belt. I think I could live off of suits in the fall, for town I wear them as an outfit, and for errands and such I mix the skirts with cardigans, or use the jackets over another outfit. What's not to love?

1940s suit-Magpie Vintage

1930s hat and 1940s crochet purse-The Urban Eccentric

Shoes-Hand me down from mother

14 comments:

Courtney said...

Your outfit is so wonderfully pieced together!! It's so darling.

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Wow, what a gorgeous 40s suit. You have just the most fabulous collection of vintage clothing! (I'm quite envious I must admit ;) )
You look so perfectly 40s, all you need is Cary Grant to complete the look ;)

Laurence said...

Lovely suit.

Annie said...

I'm new here, and I just wanted to say your blog (and you!) are AMAZING.

I'm so inspired.

And somewhat envious of your collection :)

Paige Turner said...

That is a fantastic suit! The colour is beautiful, and it looks like the perfect suit for this weather!

Cheers!
~Paige

Jitterbugdoll said...

That is a gorgeous suit--I love that shade of blue!

Lizzy said...

Oh! I love your suit!

Frances Baker said...

I just love that suit, its such a perfect shade!

hasoon said...

That suit is amazing. Actually, that suit was the catalyst for my reading of your archives when you posted about it last year, the first time I came across this blog.

..Happy me-reading-you anniversary (sort of)? Hah!

caramelizedvintage said...

You wear that 40s suit so well! You are stunning and graceful!

Nadja, Lillen och Lillens pappa said...

I love the look of the 40s suits! They are so elegant and still looks so simple in the cut.
Wish I had one... Lycky you havin a collection!

Quixsa said...

That hat is perfect for your lovely 40's outfit :0)

redhedgingerbread said...

oh - I just missed you! i recognize Hawthorne from the pics.... i sell @Vintage Pink and House of Vintage and would have loved to complement you in person on how fabulous you look!!!

Light & Shadow said...

I adore that suit! You look perfect in it!