8.07.2010

Classic 1930s look

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Photos by Ruth

It's been a while since I put together a proper 1930s ensemble, but between finding this charming little blouse at last weeks
estate sale and watching Poirot, I'm back in a 30s kick.
I was really excited to find this blouse, it's like something you only see in old family photos, but never in person it's of such thin fabric I'm surprised it's survived! It has a very unique collar, I would love to make another one or two like it.

1930s blouse, gloves, and hat-Estate sale

Skirt-Handmade by me!

Shoes-Etsy

33 comments:

daniRED said...

Love it! I'm still learning about the 30s! Thanks for some insight!

Erica
daniredvintage.blogspot.com

Usedandabusedvintage said...

Gorgeous outfit! Speaking of dressing up, I have to wear a mad men inspired outfit to my friend Mia's hen do on the weekend. Need some inspiration! I'll be checking out your blog for some :)

Corinne x

Fab Gabs Vintage said...

Charming! Time to get into a 30s vibe for Gatsby!

Poison Ivy said...

love your skirt!

Arielle said...

I LOVE that blouse. It's so cute.

Sarah Dee said...

your outfit is so adorable. and I love your hat

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Zohar said...

That's a lovely outfit - and that blouse is pretty much to-die-for. I've always wondered about white gloves though... the first thought I had was "oh her gloves will get dirty!" but I guess you wash them later :)

MissMarbelle said...

Perfect! What an amazing find. Lovely neat little gloves too!

Solanah said...

Zohar, it's actually very interesting wearing white gloves, because you see all the filth you would have otherwise touched with bare hands! And I do wash them after two or three wearings :)

wishiwereaudrey said...

i love the blouse. tiny polka dots are subtle but gorgeous

alice
wishiwereaudrey.blogspot.com

hildegarda.k said...

wonderful style! like your hat.:)

Z.J.Ascensio said...

Oh, that blouse is an amazing find, and I'm impressed by the lovely outfit you created out of it. Thanks for sharing!

Lara Anna-Louisa said...

These shots are beautiful!x

laraannalouisa.blogspot.com

Nina said...

I adore your blouse, I wish I had a similar one! I read your blog every week, but this is my first comment. I LOVE your blog, your hats and all your pretty and inspiring photos! Greetings from France :-)

Bec said...

oh my, look at you! how do you do it...

xx
mitzilovesopshops.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

this look is perfect! and i'm so very jealous of your sewing abilities

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

Gorgeous! You are awesome :)

-Sara

Kestrel said...

Great outfit and that blouse is beautiful.
I also love Poirot, and as they often show it during the day at the weekend here (UK), it's frequently the accompaniment to my knitting or sewing activities.

b. said...

Gorgeous outfit, what a beautiful blouse! Love, love, love. I would love to see a standing up photo of your skirt, it looks really well made. Great job!

xox,
b. of Depict This!

Kate said...

That is such a lovely outfit! I love the shoes!

Lauren said...

I love the whole outfit, but that skirt is really lovely. Did you use a pattern? If so, which one?! :)

Justice Pirate said...

very very pretty!! Do people ever comment on how nice your lips are? well I feel a little odd saying it, but they really work for the 30s look a lot.

OldFashionAllies said...

These pictures are so pretty. That top is a really great find, your outfit is lovely.

marvelousme said...

Oh, my word!!! I HEART Poirot!!! Agatha Christie ROCKS!!! O.k. I'm good.

Your outfit is SUPER cute!!! And I would just like to say that whenever I watch a period movie, whether it's from the 1930's or Regency England, for at least a week after, I am prancing about the house in the appropriate garb :)

And, don't you just love garage/estate sales? I just found 3 vintage 1950's hats yesterday at a garage sale, and for dirt cheep, as well!!!! And dirt sheep suits my babysitting budget.

LiLi said...

i love everything in this ensemble...even the curls. perfect.

lola said...

I love your outfit!

Rebecca Jean said...

That blouse is amazing! And I love the pleating on the skirt. Fabulous as always.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Lola said...

Just found your blog: love it! How do you style your hair? Is your hair naturally curly or do you curl (or pin curl) it?

http://lola-cucucachu.blogspot.com/

Mici Milovaného said...

beautiful photos, I totally felt in love with that look!

http://micimathonka.blogspot.com

Casey said...

That blouse is divine--it is an amazing find! :) Reading your post reminded me I need to get some Poirot mysteries and Jeeves and Wooster episodes out of the library. ;) hehe!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Ellie Rigby said...

Love the collar detail on that dress.
Also, can i have your hair? Thanks.

http://ellieandtheimpendingzombieapocalypse.blogspot.com/

Lulu and the Locket said...

ahh I have a blouse very similar to that one x

Solanah said...

Nina, thanks for your first comment! I love them all!

Lauren, it's a pattern from the 1930s.

Justice, hehe, thanks :) thats very sweet!

Marvelousme, I am the same way, what I watch greatly influences my clothing choices the next few days!

Lola, I do pincurls, very easy :)