Thursday, April 14, 2016

1950s for Spring

     I'm so happy it's springtime.  I think this winter was the last straw and I'm ready to migrate south next year; I guess I'm finally accepting the fact that I'm always freezing.  Here is what I'm normally wearing out and about come springtime, when it's time to shed the dark colored clothes and heavy boots.  

     It used to feel overwhelming trying to find something vintage and comfy and pretty to wear during the day; a lot of vintage shops and stores highlight dresses over all else, and that isn't always practical.  But with some trial and error, I found my go-to outfits for a day of shopping or running errands.  I get a lot of inspiration from teen outfits in the '50s, actually.  They're cute, functional, but still body-hugging and grown up.  If you don't have a pair of saddle shoes, go get some; it'll change your life (for real, ladies).


Image via the50shousewife.com

Image via Wikimedia, from an ad for T. C. Beirne's department store

Image via VintageDancer.com

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Jeans by Merona, at Target
 Shirt from Lands End
Shoes from Payless



2 comments:

  1. Wonderful return-to-warm-weather look. I adore denim and saddle shoes together. The two are something of a spring/summer uniform for me. I have a vintage high waisted denim skirt that I love to wear with my saddles, but they probably get their greatest degree of use with my various pairs of Freddies pants. I know they come back in vogue for brief flashes every now and then, but I'll never quite get how or why saddle shoes lost their mainstream appeal (perhaps the upkeep on ensuring the white areas remain presentable?). It's so fantastic that we in the vintage world still have a passion for these classic shoes!

    Big hugs & many thanks for your great blog comments this weekend,
    ♥ Jessica

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