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A 1939 Party

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Last night, I was invited to a party at a local vintage lady's house. The theme was 1939.  I don't know how "1939" my outfit was but after trying on over a dozen dresses, this was the one that I really loved. The party was absolutely fantastic! Our hostesses home was built in the late 20s and all of her furniture, home decor and dishes were right out of the 30s. We listened to 1930s music, ate 1930s party food and the guests were all kinds of people- many teachers, historians and eccentrics all gathered to enjoy good company, fabulous fashion and a step back in time.  Sadly, my phone died shortly after arrival so I wasn't able to document a single thing but some things are best left to the memory and experience.



I tried a new hairstyle, using my normal willy-nilly pin curl set as the base. I curled, twisted and pinned it here and there until I liked it. If I can achieve this look again, I'll post a tutorial for you!

I also wore 1940s silver souvenir brooches, one from great grandma Alma and the other from great great grandma Florence, while they were in Hawaii.







On a side note, its time to order a new remote for my camera. I used the silly 10 second timer for these and as you can see, it didn't turn out very well!  It may be time for my husband to return to his post of official blog photographer.

Thank you to S. for inviting me to her beautiful party and to the great new friends for their fascinating stories and company.




Outfit
1940s dress- warehouse
black and blue bakelite bangles- all over the place
Miss Albright pumps-ebay
brooches- heirlooms

26 Responses to “A 1939 Party”

  1. Wow what a great look! Lovely brooches and the theme party sounds soo cool :)

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  2. Lovely! A tutorial for the hair would be great if it works out that way.

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    1. Oh yes! I definitely would try this style out if you are able to make a tutorial for it. :)

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  3. Your hair is marvelous and outfit grand. 1939 is an excellent year:) How fun of a party is this! I'd love a local event like this.

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  4. I love this look! You totally nailed it, I think. And the hair is super cute!! So pretty. (Oh, and the shoes, please talk more about those shoes!!)

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  5. My best hair days seem to be occasions where I've used that approach, but I can NEVER remember exactly what I've done. I'm really hoping you'll figure out the key to this fabulous style so I can start achieving it on purpose rather than by accident!

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  6. How fun;;; You looked beautiful and bet you met a lot of new friends..

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  7. Wow, you look like Ingrid Bergman. Great job on the entire look!

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  8. Brittany, you look absolutely faboo! love, love, love your look!

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  9. Piling on the hairdo compliments: wow. http://www.hrstbooks.com/vintage-hairstyling has always been on my 'gonna buy it someday' list. So glad you had a swell time; a pal and I are trying to put something along these lines together this summer. You are more inspiration!

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  10. You look absolutely beautiful and the outfit and hairstyle is very accurate. I love how you made your hair.

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  11. This is darling! And how wonderful to hear of another date-specific party! I went to one that was 1938 once.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  12. Pretty awesome. love your hair!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! That dress is stunning on you (and I love the hair)!

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  14. That sounds like wonderful fun! Does the spoon shape for the brooch have a specific meaning, like Welsh love spoons do?

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  15. What an elegant, immensely lovely ensemble! I adore those spoon brooches so very much!

    ♥ Jessica

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  16. I wish I were invited to such a party. You look lovely, dear. :)

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  17. Você esta maravilhosa, muito legal uma festa 1939, gostaria muito de fazer uma festa desse tipo. Beijos. Vivi

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  18. You are so gorgeous! I just can't quite pull the entire thing together like you do. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. I started a 40s-50s fashion enthusiasts community on google+ I would love it if you would join! :) Here's the link if you're interested: https://plus.google.com/communities/112034782422000639407
    I love love love your hair! ;)

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  20. You look so terrific! I've never seen silver souvenir brooches before (they're shaped like silverware, yeah? I'm not hallucinating?)-- I'll have to look into that!

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  21. You look great! Beautiful hair.
    I have a question though: How does one get your husband/boyfriend to take on the job of blog photographer? It's been pretty touch convincing my guy ;-)

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    1. lol! That's a darn good question!! I don't really know how to answer it. I started blogging years ago and just asked my husband if he'd mind taking some pictures for me for my blog and he said okay. It took a lot of work, learning how to communicate with each other so I'd get the shot I wanted without driving him crazy! He does like to take pictures, so I think that helps. If you can't get someone to take pictures for you, I really love my tripod and wireless remote! The remote is tiny and easily hidden in my hand and with a tripod, you have so much control over your own photos. My remote is missing in action right now so I am thrilled to have hubby back behind the camera again! I found my remote and tripod on amazon, under $50 for both

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  22. what a beautiful outfit! the dress is really lovely!

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