11.11.10

key to the highway


40s the kid
(Outfit: 1940s dress; Edwardian corset cover; Stetson hat; unseen Stetson cowboy boots)

Hello!
Here's a quick outfit post taken back home the other weekend. I have since sewn a hook-and-eye inside the dress bodice to close up the opening, as it's clearly pretty awkward having another shirt on underneath. It looks a lot better now, so I tacked an "after" picture at the end, but I like these pictures anyway 'cause we have the best wallpaper in our house!

I'm madly in love with this dress; it's perfectly 40s (rayon? check. shoulder pads? check. beautiful pleating too subtle to show up on film? check.) I've been wearing this guy like twice a week since I got it a month ago-- it's just too easy and perfect. I also feel obligated to mention it was a whopping $9.99 at my favorite antiques store. Seriously one of my best bargains ever!

portrait of an arabian

at my window

I love this song so so much; old country-western and early/proto punk bands are my favorite kinds of music, and this 80s/90s L.A. band was like the best of both genres.


ET VOILA! Dress as it is meant to be.

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12 comments:

  1. gosh, i LOVE your pictures!!! so amazing. and your hair is to DIE for!!

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  2. You look amazing! You seem to have the greatest collection of vintage dresses ever. I'd love to raid your closet. That wallpaper is a.w.e.s.o.m.e.

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  3. you're killing me with your big country hair & stetson hat, and cute 40s dress. and I can't believe that you love the gun club too! you are divine. Are you wearing 50s cowboy boots? they kind of look like it from what I can see.

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  4. I really love how you mix pretty vintage dresses with a cowgirl vibe. And you have inspired me to never cut my hair short again. :-)

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  5. Love the maxi skirt, and you're incredibly beautiful.

    P.S. I love your blog! Following you. :) www.stylocrat.blogspot.com

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  6. what an excellent find!! i love it. 1940s are my favourite clothing era.

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  7. gratias amici!!

    Crystal Lee, they aren't the real deal, but they're Stetson's "heritage" line, which was kind of a redux of the classic styles. They have leather soles and sequins, so they're good enough for me : )

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  8. Wow, what an amazing bargain!! That dress is beautiful, and you do have very nice wallpaper!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  9. Gun Club is seriously one of the best bands! Their song "Sex Beat" is so great! Great Blog, I would love to do a spotlight on you on my blog. Check it out and lets set something up:)

    Karyn

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  10. Hi Dakota

    I love this Gun Club track. This particular stop on the adventure that is country music is quite new to me. With the exception of Dwight Yoakam, Freakwater, Uncle Tupelo, and a few others, my knowledge of country music post-1970's is fairly abysmal. But these guys sound brilliant. I like how he sounds a bit like Nick Cave, but also the singer from The Handsome Family. Could you recommend anything else in this vein?

    Many thanks
    Tom

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