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Friday, August 2, 2013

1940s Style Overalls from Allure Original Styles (and a Vintage Spotting Bike Ride Through The Lower East Side)

1940s style overalls have been on my vintage style wish list for a long time.   There is something so American about overalls, they call to mind favorite American literary characters Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.

Of course this little kid isn't Huck or Tom but he brings them to mindImage Source 

 Women didn't really wear overalls until the 1930s and 40s  when they began farming for the war outfit and entered the work force in greater numbers.   





Vintage style overalls are probably a fairly easy sewing project if you can sew, but as I can't evean attach a button I went to Allure Original Styles on Etsy.   They were very helpful and I got the perfect pair of convertible overalls that can be worn as pants as well as overalls.  I wore them for a vintage spotting nice bike ride through the lower Manhattan.

The waterfront bike path has lovely views of the River and New Jersey.
My husband and I had delicious old fashioned Ice Cream Sundaes and coffee at Van Leuwen Artisan Ice Cream.



 We drove past the Marble Cemetery, and old grave yard I had never notice before despite spending lots of time in this neigborhood.





This car was definitely a vintage sighting, it looked like it had been parked in its spot since about 1972.

Of course for a dog owner the most beautiful part of any outing is coming home and being enthusiastically greeted by your dogs.

Me and Weasley on our deck.   Here you can see how my Allure Original overalls look as pants.


7 comments:

  1. Looks like a great day for a ride. I have never seen that cemetary before either. Have a great weekend!

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  2. The overalls are so feminine...beautiful. How fascinating about the Marble Cemetery. I love stumbling upon things like that. The car made me laugh. I think your assessment is correct.

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  3. What an awesome pair of overalls/pants - the convertible factor appeals to me a great deal. They look awesome on you either way, and seem like they'd hold up well against cute critters of all types (something that matters all the more to me since getting a dog - our cat was an angel with my clothes usually, Annie? Not quite so much during these rambunctious puppy months! :)).

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

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  4. You look really good in your overalls. I think they are not so easy to wear right but you definitely have. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. I love the fact that they are convertible, makes them so versatile!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog which led me to discover yours. =)

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  6. I love that you can wear them both ways! That is fantastic and they are incredibly cute too!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  7. Great outfit. And you are so right nothing better than being greeted by your dogs when returning home. It doesn't matter if you were gone 1 minute or 1 hour they are over the moon happy you've returned.

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