Sunday, 4 March 2012

late 1930's dress, green floral print, and the first day of autumn

1930s green red dress a

Thursday was the first day of Autumn for us here in Australia. The weather was clearly thrilled to let us know that summer was over, and gave us a cold rainy start to the new season.

I have been really looking forward to some cooler days so I can wear my vintage rayon dresses. I think wearing summer clothes in winter can be a tricky thing – there's more to it than just adding tights and cardigans and coats, I think; the weight of the different fabrics has to work, too. But we won't worry about that just yet.

I wore my late 1930's green dress with a red, black and white floral print, with my favourite red shoes – yep, those ones, I think they were a good buy, yes?! – and a pair of black over-the-knee socks that I added at the last minute. I love this dress; it has some great late '30's details which are quite different to those of early 1940's dresses. I think I feel a post about this coming on..!

Anyway, here's to my favourite season!

1930s green red dress e
1930s green red dress c
1930s green red dress b

38 comments:

Valerie EnrĂ­quez said...

Such a gorgeous dress, it especially looks lovely with your hair color! On this end of the world we're just reaching Spring, but it is always fun to transition seasons x

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Gorgeous dress <3<3 Adore! X


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Hannah, Lost in wishful thinking said...

oh the red shoes bring out the red in the dress so amazingly!
You live in Melbourne right? Autumn there must be amazing, here in Brisbane there isn't much of a change visible.

Sher said...

Oh so pretty!! I love your green dress against your red hair and shoes;)

Miss Marie said...

Adorable dress! Beautiful colours and print. Would love to see more of the wee details too.

And yay for autumn! 'Tis my favourite season too. I'd be jealous of you except for the fact that I'm rather enjoying seeing the flowers and leaves gradually emerge here for spring.

LandGirl1980 said...

Lovely print :)

Anonymous said...

I hope you wont mind, but I think you look rather like Shirley Manson with your new red hair and arctic complexion.

Jess

Carys said...

I may be a little behind the times here, but I absolutely love your hair this colour and length, it suits you perfectly! That dress is gorgeous too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

ooh love this autumn outfit!!! I love the red shoes and think they add a a great pop to the outfit - looking forward to seeing some of those other dresses from the 30's and 40's x

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

i like autumn, actually, I would say it's my favourite - red leaves, easter, birthday, but I don't like being forced to sit outside in the rain at school (as we're banned from sitting in classrooms). Your new hair looks amazing with green, and the black tights with the shoes looks fantastic.

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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

That dress is DIVINE - colours, print and style.

You are looking in fine shape lately, you been working out, lady?

Foster kittens says hello to Baby Cat.

xx

Claudia said...

The dress is so beautiful!

lady liquor vintage. said...

Oh my, this is absolutely perfect! I love the dress & the shoes.

Catherine, XO.

Zane said...

the dress is gorgeous, love it with the red shoes

Hannah said...

Such a gorgeous dress and those shoes are perfect! x

Lynn said...

Wow! Your hair is stunning with the outfit! Or is it the other way 'round! :) I would love for you to post about the clothing details between late 30s early 40s. I have always loved old, vintage, retro, but I used to garden, raise bunnies, and homeschool, so my trend was very Victorian. With a huge life change, I am finding that the 40s/50s are more in tune with what I am doing, and I am absolutely LOVING learning more about that era. Please do share! As always, you look stunning!

xoxo
Lynn

Miss Maple said...

Like the green dress with your red hair. Good combination! Hugs from Germany!

Sarah said...

Your hair is so beautiful. Very good decision :) xxx

lauren said...

those are my most favorite dresses, so pretty, so easy to wear and so flattering. love it!

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

You look absolutely adorable! Great choice of shoes to go with that dress, and the dress fits you perfectly, too!

Charmaine said...

Amazing find! I am very envious.

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

So so pretty! Love the dress & shoes!

Vintage-von-Virgo said...

You look amazeing and your dress is so cute:)

Emily Baker said...

gah!! i love those shoes!!!

Lulu said...

those shoes! they are too good to ever leave your feet :) my parents arrived in Oz a few days ago to visit family, I think they are glad cooler weather is on its way!

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Kit said...

I absolutely love the print on that dress!

Vintage Virgin said...

I just love the green colour and print of this dress! Where do you find such gorgeous prints.

Mabel said...

Autumn already??? Luck you! Love your dress :)

Mabel
Mabel Time

Mrs Amber Apple said...

i'm so jealous that its Autumn there! Autumn is my favourite season! i love your dress and it paired with those shoes *swoon* --your hair colour is lovely as well!

Charis said...

That dress is gorgeous! And your shoes ;)

Peachy Keen said...

Such a cute dress and I love those shoes!!

Jade


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SoapyMermaid said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! :)

Lauren said...

Stunning dress, and it goes really well with the red shoes! Beautiful!

Tegan @ Tegania's Thoughts said...

so pretty. i love the satchel in the back ground too...

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

The 1930s silhouette is stunning on you and I'm always a fan of red shoes! I liked your outfit so much that I included one of your photos in my weekly Vintage News, Links & Inspiration post: http://thriftaholic.blogspot.com/2012/03/vintage-news-links-inspiration-of-week.html

Jamie Rose said...

Your green dress is so pretty. I just love that color so much! The red shoes are pretty amazing too.

Mara said...

That dress is gorgeous! I LOVE the color!

shushie said...

Everything is lovely, but the shoes are to die for!

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