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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Vintage Outfit Post-1930s Everyday Dress and a Trip to the Pharmacy

As I've said many, many times before on this blog vintage needn't be fancy.  After all women of the past needed their casual outfits too, and these same looks make comfortable and casual outfits for vintage lovers today.  The most common casual outfit of the 1930s was the house dress, the yoga pants of their day.

Granted there a bit fancier then much of today's everyday wear but just look at how cute they are.  I decided I needed a 1930s house dress in my wardrobe and when I couldn't find an authentic vintage one I liked I asked Sew Vintage Seamstress to make me one.   The result is perfect.  She used feedback reproduction fabric, a tea stained collar, and even a vintage zipper!  You absolutely can't tell that this dress isn't authentic 1930s.  

I paired it with a 1930s straw hat from Adeline's attic.   This hat is totally falling apart but it's very special to me because it is the first piece of 1930s vintage I bought.  It started the whole obsession three years ago.   I also wore my crochet 30s gloves, remix shoes,   A 1930s crochet purse and my merriweather horse shoe brooch.  

I wore my outfit to my favorite resteraunt, Brooklyn Farmacy.   The only authentic soda fountain in our area.   It's about an hours travel by train from Jersey but totally worth it.  

I finally tried the end of the world sundae which features a donut from the famous Peter Pan bakery, I choose chocolate coconut, so good!

I took a few more pictures on the Pharmacy's cute pink bench. 

Now if only the Farmacy had Buster Keaton for a soda jerk


  1. I'm trying to imagine cleaning house in one of those adorable dresses instead of jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. I wonder what it would feel like to mop floors while we look cute.

  2. You look adorable! I love that you take the train into Brooklyn for a sundae! It's a wonderful life!

  3. Your outfit looks very lovely and comfortable. You are fantastic in it and the straw hat!
    That sundae looks very yummy. Mmm...wanna try some :-)

  4. Perfect outfit for a visit to the soda fountain!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. Looks great...but we're betting it has a larger price tag. Sheesh......a dress for $1.69?

  6. Fantastic outfit, dear Kate!!! Those gloves are slaying me - love, love, love!!!

    That old fashioned pharmacy is beyond cool! I've only ever been them at living history parks. If any exist still in Canada, I've not yet encountered them. It would be so cool to though!!!

    Big hugs & tons of happy wishes for the new week,
    ♥ Jessica

  7. Such a cute outfit! And a sundae with a doughnut?! Whaaat??! Heaven!

  8. Love the outfit! And that place looks like a real gem.

  9. Lovely dress and so well accessorised.

  10. So cute! I love the collar and bow detail! I have a dress that kind of reminds me of this one and the ones pictured above. You have inspired me to try and wear it out soon! <3


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