Wednesday, December 28, 2011

1940's Housewife

My fabulous 1940's house dress.
I don't normally 'do' pink, but this is more of a mauve.    You need to click to see the photo bigger, but the pockets are fabulous with each pointing into a sharp triangle.  It's also 70 years old, has a fabulous 40's floral pattern and it's in excellent condition.  And it only cost me $30.
Bargain much?

Excuse the belt.  First of all, it's horrid but it was the only blue belt in my wardrobe.  Second, it's off centre.....the husband never thinks to tell me these things.

40's Dress: HolliePoint
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Bag: 60's wicker
Belt: 80's elastic


  1. I love the blue in this. The shoes are fabulous. I need a dress with pointy pockets!

  2. You look fabulous! I LOVE the shoes. They look comfy.

  3. You look gorgeous! I love the shoes. You remind me even more of my Mother. The belt looks cute off center. Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

  4. Great outfit! I love the house dress. :D
    -Andi x

  5. So. JEALOUS of that outfit!!! Omg I love everything. Those shoes are so cute!! Of course, they're Miss L Fire. How do you go with the slingbacks?? Slingbacks always fall off on my - maybe my heel doesn't stick out enough.

  6. pretty and polished. thanks girl! And yep, the shoes are divine!

    MIstress cat girl. Thanks! they are pretty comfy actually.

    Thanks Lucy! you will have to email me a pic of yr mum!

    Andie. Thanks dudette!

    Esz. oh, if only I was a skinny minnie like you, we could loan clothes! sling backs I can wear ok, its mules i cant keep on my feet. Miss L Fire should really be paying ME for all the advertising!

  7. That frock is beautiful! I love your hair too and THOSE SHOES!!! Sarah xxx

  8. Cute as a button! And those shoes are to die for!

  9. Those shoes with that dress = adorable :)

  10. *dies* *double dies over the pockets* They just don't make 'em like they used to. This is DIVINE!!! :D

    You have also reminded me of my neverending quest for the perfect Wedgewood Blue shoes... *daydreamy sigh*

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