new territory, old dress



40s dress - novelty print

40s rayon novelty print dress with depictions of sheep, fish, schoolhouses, flowers, 4 leaf clovers, and leaves: Hollywoodland Antiques, seen before here
handmade red quartz beaded necklace: Covet boutique in SF
bakelite bangles: thrifted
black wicker purse: flea market
salvatore ferragamo flats: ebay
red heart earrings: from my childhood
white socks: Target

You haven’t seen my face around these parts in a while!   Summer just isn’t as inspiring in a fashion sense because it’s too dang hot for anything too interesting.  Plus it didn’t help that I tried to cut my own hair.   It did not come out well, so I’ve been trying to find ways to hide it – which includes this top bun that I’m sporting here.  I don’t know if I’d be keen on having my hair this way even if I didn’t have to, but hey, sometimes it’s good to push yourself into new and different territory.



  1. Dakota

    Ohhh my, I believe that may the most adorable novelty print I’ve ever seen!!! I mean, lambs AND flowers?! And that neat-o collar, too! You look completely adorable, as usual. Hope your haircut grows out soon; being the queen of d.i.y. haircut disasters myself, you’ve got my sympathy 🙁

  2. Charmaine

    I quite like the top bun, with your bangs you look a very little bit Japanense. Well jeal of your dress!

  3. Franca

    I was actually thinking how fab your hair looks!

  4. Jade

    I love this! The print on the dress is so cute.


  5. Helga

    LOVE every detail here…..

  6. Jessica Cangiano

    What an absolutely, through the roof adorable look. You are just as pretty and stylish as they come, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

  7. daisymay

    The pattern on that fabric is just too cute! It looks really sweet on you

    Daisy Dayz

  8. dulcie

    Swoon! That dress is just too beautiful for words. I must force myself to actually get some wear out of my 1940s dresses. I am such a wimp with them and keep them in the wardrobe… xx

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