Saturday, April 30

1940s Housedress



The jury's still out on this 40s cotton housedress...




 
It's easy-fitting and comfortable and super-soft, but I might be the only one who likes it.





 I'm not bad with the faux bangs now, I'll improve on the victory rolls next...




This was my 'shopgirl outfit' today, we had the lovely ladies on Miss Chrissys vintage shopping tour visit so of course I had to dress appropriately. 

It was such a thrill to see quite a few girls wearing things they'd bought from me in the past, I love seeing my (ex) stock being worn and how people style things.




And look who was participating in the shopping tour, only Super Kawaii Mama, visiting from Melbourne for the Gasoline & Garterbelts Festival on the Mountain this weekend. Such a lovely lady (the hair! the skin!) and she's nice too!

17 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

I like it. You wear it well. And those bangs! Perfection.

Mo said...

I love your house dress, I would wear it in an instant.

Vintage Vixen said...

Oh my life, you look incredible! I love your hair and that dress is absolutely stunning on you, my fave colours, too.
I've seen that bird print fabric before, it's gorgeous. xxx
PS Fixed the video now!

La Dama said...

I adore your faux bangs,I could never get mine to stay that neat.especially want your teal head scarf.
you look good Mama,the colors on that house dress are beautiful.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oh gee, I wish I could look as good with those bangs in that dress!

VainGlorySinner said...

Your Faux Bangs look great and the teal/blue head scarf is gorgeous! I will forever fail at vintage hair styles!

Super Kawaii Mama's hair is to die for!

Looking great both of you! xxx

theoldboathouse said...

I love love it but I think it would look fab with a lace up shoe or inclosed shoe rather than open. I love your hair!! xxx Katherine

Misfits Vintage said...

You are totally rocking that faux fringe and I love the gorgeous pocket detail on that lovely frock.

Sarah xxx

Zootsuitmama said...

You look great! I am so into housedresses now! But, most of mine just look like house coats!

Helga! said...

That colour suits you sooo well! You look adorable in this,I think it enhances your old fashioned prettiness!Comfy is always good,but fair cop if the jury doesn't come back on this one!! It's a pain when you really wnat to love a frock...but just don't.I'll be keen to hear what happens! But I love you in it!!
xxx
O,how lovely you got to meet Super Kawaii Mama!She's pretty styley!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Say yes to the house frock!!! I love the details - the intricate collar and the pockets, perfection!! Oh you met SKM - isn't she just gorgeous?!! I hope the shopping trippers went nuts in your shop and you sold heaps - did you get to any of the fest events? xo

Annimal House said...

Love the faux fringe!! I wish I could pull that off cuz my bangs are a real hassle! I have to cut them almost once a week! And I love the dress but it's really how it makes you feel, if you feel amazing I'd say keep it!!

the nyanzi report said...

i love the detailing.

Vintage Christine said...

You are one cutie patootie!

Calamity Jem said...

You look marvellous my dear!
...xXx

Marilyn McSweetie said...

Lovely!!! Rocking out the bangs :) :)

theoldboathouse said...

Hello lovely Kitty, just popped back in to say I got your email about the art deco tables. I did email back Ihope you got it. I am still on the hunt. Have not had a really nice one for ages...if that wasn't the email you mean then I must not have it lol, hope you are having a good week. If you ever go to the WAC and you have a chance to let me know I'd love to join you if I can, for a coffee etc xx Katherine