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Gone to the Country, Will Return

Friday, August 22, 2014

1950s plus size rick rac dress and blue cashmere cardigan

When I go to mom's, I always want to plan these amazing outfits because she has such great scenery but then I end up bumming around on the couch in my pajamas or running around outside in yoga pants and tee shirts. Now, I'm finally getting the knack of it and planning cute but comfy for weekends in the country. I haven't worn this dress in ages but you can't go wrong with a little cotton dress. I love the ric-rac trim and colorful print. Great for hanging out indoors, running into town or going on walks in the meadow.

I paired it with a 1950s cashmere cardigan that I was so proud of- thirfted last week for two bucks!

vintage plus size rick rac dress and blue cashmere cardigan with novelty brooch

vintage plus size rick rac dress and blue cashmere cardigan with novelty brooch

vintage plus size rick rac dress and blue cashmere cardigan with novelty brooch novelty brooch will return

Oh and the brooch. I freakin' love this brooch and it was a total accident. We stopped at the craft store last Thursday night so could pick up my weekend craft supplies before our trip. I spotted a few really awesome jewelry findings on sale and this was one of them. I simply stuck an adhesive pin back on it and voila- epic novelty brooch!  If you love to make brooches, check out my e-book, Pins for Pin-Ups: DIY Brooches for Retro Girls

vintage plus size rick rac dress and blue cashmere cardigan with novelty brooch


1960s dress- estate sale
red belt-thrifted
50s cardigan-thrifted
brooch-made by me (sorta)



15 Responses to “Gone to the Country, Will Return”

  1. Seriously cute outfit and handmade brooch - blue sings on you so majestically!

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. Great photos, I really like the one of you leaning on the post.

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  3. That light blue with the new hair color and your skin is jut gorgeous!

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  4. Love the brooch! :) Also, can I please come and live with you? It looks beautiful! :)

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  5. Love everything about this outfit - that gorgeous brooch,
    your cashmere bargain and that dress!

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  6. I just discovered your blog and I love it! Totally my style! I love your outfit and that brooch is adorable :).

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  7. Beautiful photographs and you look very pretty in blue:)

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  8. Hi Brittany, your red locks look so beautiful on you. Don't ever change the color:)

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  9. That brooch is awesome. Love it.

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  10. That color blue looks beautiful on you! One of my favorite colors...why do I never find things like that at our local thrift stores? Also, thanks for reminding us all to slow down a bit and enjoy some simple pleasures.

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  11. Fabulous outfit, I like how you have accessorised it.

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  12. I always do the same when I go to my parents house! Just because I live in the city and don't have a yard for lovely photos. It can be hard to plan ahead those outfits and then when you're actually there want to do the photos. These came out lovely and the brooch was such a cute idea!
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  13. That cardigan is really a great find, very lovely. And I envy you your brooch, you should sell them on Etsy. :)

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  14. What a wonderful outfit and that brooch is marvelous! I love stumbling upon cute things to turn into brooches! Great job!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  15. What a wonderful outfit u always look amazing :)

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