Outfit: Factory Girl

plus size 1940s pants fashion and pendleton 49er jacket via Va-Voom Vintage



In 1899 this warehouse was the American car and Foundry building. It brought jobs and money to my home town, St. Charles, Missouri which sits along the Missouri River and is cut through by railroad tracks, which still run and can be heard in my home late at night. During World War II, this steel shop in my neighborhood switched from manufacturing  railway cars to making tanks for the war effort. 

Today the warehouse is a tennis club and also hosts local family events like wrestling matches and flea markets in the large space. Every time I walk by the building, I can't help but think about the people who worked here to bring prosperity to St. Charles in good times and to fight a war in bad. How many women took breaks and walked home through this alley during the war. Today these buildings are antique shops, a music shop and homes and apartments for my neighbors, probably much like they were back then. 


pendleton 49er jacket  v for victory 40s brooch via Va-Voom Vintage

plus size 1940s pants fashion and pendleton 49er jacket via Va-Voom Vintage


pendleton 49er jacket  v for victory 40s brooch via Va-Voom Vintage

plus size 1940s pants fashion and pendleton 49er jacket via Va-Voom Vintage

pendleton 49er jacket and 1940s scarf turban, v for victory 40s brooch via Va-Voom Vintage



 Outfit

silk scarf- thrifted
blouse- thirfted
Pendleton 49er jacket- warehouse sale
wide leg pants- thirfted
1940s V for Victory rhinestone brooch- flea market
assorted bakelite bangles

plus size 1940s pants fashion and pendleton 49er jacket via Va-Voom Vintage

4 comments

  1. You are really blessed to live in a historic little town by the river with many places in walking distance!! That is so awesome. Love the pants, they look so comfy. I was reading some of your older posts last night and couldn't believe it has been about 8 years I've been enjoying Va Voom Vintage!!

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  2. Once again, I totally love this history-outfit combo post! And, as always, your outfit is adorable! What a rare color of jacket!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  3. Hi Brittany! I wanted to let you know that I have really enjoyed reading your recent posts: I am so glad you are posting regularly again. I am a long-time avid reader of your blog (although I have never commented before) and I have always enjoyed your genuine writing style and lovely inspirational photos (and enviable outfits, of course!). Please keep on doing what you do. I would love to see more posts about your home as well.

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