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dust bowl gal


(1930s or 1940s voile day dress; thrifted belt; UO ruffled ankle socks; thrifted Loake mens' brogues; vintage faux [hopefully!] reptile skin train case)

OK, so the green grassy hills of Vermont are a far cry from the dry, dusty plains of the '30s... but I've been having a love affair with Great Depression and Dust Bowl looks lately! I think I want to look like a 1930s country farm girl this summer, and of course I live in the perfect location for that look. Vermont's beautiful landscape never ceases to fill me with awe; these fields, which will soon sprout corn, are just a five minute stroll from my front door, nestled behind a beautiful old graveyard and down an empty dirt lane. Very picturesque in the golden evening light! 

I'd like to thank you all for the sweet and encouraging comments on my last post, they really cheered me up. I was in such shock right after I got the cut; I've been a total Jo March since I was a little girl: all through elementary and middle school I was a completely anti-fashion, bookish tomboy, but I had glossy wasit-length hair that was my pride and joy, even if I kept in neat braids all the time. I'm staring to warm up to my new look, though... it's amazing how easy short hair is. It takes curl almost too well, and holds up all day long. And I've always loved the "cloud of curls" look many flappers sported, so now I can emulate them, too!






I'm also so excited to have over 200 followers now... welcome new readers, and thank you to each and every one of my sweet followers, I'm so flattered you like my blog enough to read it! I will have a little give-away with some cute vintage goodies to celebrate sometime soon-ish! ♥

PS: Our wireless internet connection has been very sporadic lately... one minute it's fine, the next it just stops working! It's very frustrating. So I may not be as active at reading and commenting as I'd like for a bit. ☹

28 comments:

  1. Truly, you're a gal after my own heart. Dustbowl dresses and flapper curls? These are the things I swoon over!

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  2. What sweet photos! Hehe, they remind me of here at my home--- Oklahoma! I think the shorter hair looks so sweet and you'll be amazed how fast it grows. And as it grows out, think of all the decades of style you can try out! I have a bunch of photos of my great-grandma who was a young woman in Oklahoma in the 20s and 30s. I thought you might enjoy seeing her looks, and she had super short hair too: http://reverieart.blogspot.com/2009/04/prairie-past-oil-field-flappers.html
    Have a good summer!~

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  3. You look like a screen siren, you inspire me so much! x

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  4. I love your hair, it's so pretty! It suits your outfit perfectly too!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  5. Love it! Your hair is so adorable.
    I wanna live on a farm... haha

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  6. I think we're on the same wavelength or something, haircut, dustbowl inspiration, one of these days we'll get together! Your hair really is the cherry on top of the outfit, you look like a non-dehydrated dustbowl gal!

    xoxo
    Solanah

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  7. I think this may be my favorite look of yours! I love that dress! Dust Bowl look is tops! I almost made it out to Vermont to visit the original Ben & Jerry's when I was on my East Coast Road Trip, but no such luck. It looks beautiful & I really want to do a New England Road Trip sometime in the near future.

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  8. What a great look! Dead-on dustbowl styling. Reminds me of those 1930's library of congress slides they released a year or two ago that were in startling color.

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  9. Oh wow that scenery is breathtaking, you are so so lucky. My friend grew up in Vermount and is always showing me pictures of the amazing mountains. I want to visit so badly, maybe one day. You look as lovely as always. I love the 1930's farmgirl look, so glamourous in its practicality. Your hair really does look so lovely, sometimes these things work out to be happy accidents! ;) xxxx

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  10. I was sorry to read about your hair trimming woes in your previous post, but you sport short hair so well. If I could get my hair to look half as good as yours does now I'd be on cloud nine!

    Vermont does boast some stellar scenery. I have very fond memories of visiting my grandfather there when I was little. One leisurely walk along a back road stands out in particular. Nowadays whenever I get the urge to take a drive and clear my head I head north into Vermont! I usually don't go much further than Bennington, but there is just enough sweet and placid beauty there to revive me until I turn around and head home :)

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  11. i love this outfit. I'm about to head home to my ma and pa's on the farm for a bit too. I will be more likely to be sporting overalls and gumboots because I will be working(feeding calves which is super cute so whatever!) but I've plans to wear scarves in my hair and impress those darn calves with my effort!! tehe

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  12. I'm so glad you have so many more readers. I think you had like 40 when I started to follwo you. I feel special now. haha. I really love how these photos came out looking like!!! wow. Really amazing. Your hair is so cute. I am reading Little Women right now so hooray for the Jo March stuff.

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  13. I love the print of this dress! And I am super jealous of that warm golden light!

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  14. Yay I knew your new hairdo would be perfect for 1930s looks and this outfit definitely proves it. The second photo of you is amazing, you look like you're taking a rest after a long trip on foot.

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  15. So stunning <3
    I adore your hair and your traincase!

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  16. That outfit really is spot on dustbowl, it's perfect! Your haircut looks lovely by the way, it frames your cute face so beautifully! I think it really usits you :)

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  17. Pretty sure I said it before and I'll say it again.... your hair is simply beautiful, long or short. And I love your dust bowl styling. I love thinking back to the 30s, though I'm sure it wasn't the best time to be alive (which my grandmother would pretty much agree with, I think).

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  18. Thank you ladies!! <3

    Crystal Lee and Kelly-Marie, I sure hope you can visit Vermont some day, it's such a beautiful, rustic and rural place!

    Lisa, that's such a huge compliment... I had those pictures in mind when I chose this outfit, as a matter of fact!

    Jessicat, have fun with the calves, awwww!

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  19. love that dress! beautiful pics!

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  20. Beautiful photos! Vermont looks positively lovely - and I am sure in the summertime it is preferable to the hot and dry plains of the dust bowl! That said, you capture the 1930s dust bowl aesthetic perfectly - that dress is so sweet!

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  21. My heart skipped a beat when I saw you in your version of the Dust Bowl cornfields. You look absolutely amazing and yes, yes, yes ... do the Dust Bowl girl look this summer. I LOVE your hair - so perfect for this style. You have naturally beautiful hair, yet this length has me in raptures. The dress, the suitcase, the socks and shoes ... sigh. Perfection. You are an incredible woman:)))) xo

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  22. More great photos from you :) Your blog is so, so lovely! x

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  23. I found your blog via Demure Folk, your pictures are very inspiring.

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  24. You are so stunning, I'm so glad I found your blog!!!

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  25. Oh I love your case! It is so darling! I absolutely love your new haircut, it looks divine!

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  26. Your 1930's dustbowl look is enviable; describing it as such makes me think of Carnivale! While watching that show I always wanted all of Sophie's beautiful shirts.

    Vermont looks stunning! I shall have to visit one day...

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  27. i adore your 30s farm girl outfit. so gorgeous.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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