1940s plus size vintage dress and vintage 1940s straw hat via Va-Voom Vintage

I dropped into my favorite thrift store at random one day and found this navy 40's rayon dress in perfect shape, in my size. What luck! I was unsure about the over-sized lace collar at first. Pj said I look like Veruca Salt in it but after wearing it for date night last week, it has grown on me. I'll be 27 at the end of the month but I don't think you're ever too old for childish details. After all, I do play dress up every day.

1940s plus size dress with lace collar and victory roll hairstyle with straw vintage hat via Va-Voom Vintage

 I carried my new 1950's patent handbag, which I found at the same store as this dress. The stripe lining is this bag's best feature, I think.


These brooches are some of my most cherished. I have two of the spoons. One from Great Grandma Alma and the other from her mother, My Great Great Grandma, Florence. She passed away before I got to meet her but I was told that she visited Great Grandma when they lived in Hawaii in the 40's and 50's and they bought matching souvenir spoon brooches there. The handle says "Honolulu". The hand mirror is also Great Grandma's from her years in Hawaii.

40's dress- thrifted, St Vincent de Paul
50s patent handbag-thrifted- St Vincent de Paul
50's hat-Brenda Sue's Warrenton, MO
silver spoon and hand mirror brooches
blue suede t strap pumps- ebay