Sweet Details


1940s plus size retro vintage fashion plaid dress, vintage hat, marjane shoes

This afternoon, Pj and I took the kids to historic Main Street to enjoy the beautiful day. I wore my plaid cotton day dress. I love the rhinestone buttons and unique looped fabric detail of this dress. It has gold metallic threads running through the green, blue and yellow plaid pattern.

Yesterday afternoon, I watched Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper and Barbabra Stanwyck. If you haven't seen it, you must! It's so funny and cute and left me wanting faux bangs today. The hat/snood combo makes another comeback this week. I'm just way too tired to pin curl and it's too humid for hot rollers to work on my hair so the snood keeps my pin-straight hair off my neck. I jazzed up this blue felt bonnet with a little antique lace ribbon. Rhys was not happy in his stroller. He wanted to be in the picture too!

 I had a lot of fun accessorizing this dress today. I wore my cute little vintage fox hunt clip earrings (even though fox hunts are not cute!) and paired green and porcelain beads with butterscotch bakelite bangles
vintage fox earrings via Va-Voom Vintage

I'm such a fan of socks and mary janes. They make heels much more comfortable to wear. I think I need to get some lace to sew on the tops of all of my socks. Ruffled socks for size 9 feet are so hard to come by!

 Vintage Day Dress: Retro 101
 Cream Belt: Thrifted
 Felt Bonnet: T.F.A. St Louis
 Antique Lace for hat: Antique shop in Alton, IL
 Vintage Fox Hunt CLip Earrings: St Charles Antiques
 Green Beaded Bracelet: craft festival a few years ago
 Butterscotch Bakelite: various antique malls
 Brown mary Jane Heels by Mudd: Thrifted, Goodwill
 Snood: Designs By Kate online


  1. Beautiful colors, and the details are so cute!

  2. You always look gorgeous. I have been stalking for a bit. I am inbetween curvy and no so curvy but I have stick legs and can't wear dresses (not fair). Love your style.

  3. Look at your little waist! Cute dress! And your kids are adorable!!

  4. I love the colours- very pretty!

  5. You look picture perfect! Enjoyed peeking in on your day out.

  6. Perfect outfit! I love how you added lace to the hat. It makes it so special looking. And I'm thinking I need a pair of Mary Janes now. (and ruffley socks.)

  7. I absolutely adore those fox earrings! I'm being very bad and coveting them. Plus, your dress has the cutest buttons! Looks like I need to go to Missouri more often to do some shopping.

  8. You look absolutely darling in this outfit! And those buttons are wonderful. Totally agree about socks with little heels too, its a very cute look. xxx

  9. Rhys is so cute in this picture! And you look absoloutly gorgeous, I just love the bonnet!


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