I purchased the dress, a cheery chicken print 1950s style dress from Hey Day vintage, thinking it would make excellent spring and summer wear. The jacket is a 1950s western style wool number that I was planning to save until the fall. Then I realized the jacket's color way was a perfect compliment for the chicken dress and with our chilly spring weather, I put them together and I absolutely adore the result.
Inspired by these charming land girls I added a 1940s style head wrap
and a luxulite novelty chicken brooch:
(Note the pug and cat hairs, an essential touch to any outfit in my opinion.)
I like the effect even better with the jacket unzipped. So you can see more of the dress.
These Judy dresses are so much fun. They are based on a 1950s patter and just pull over the head and tie at the waist, super easy and comfortable to wear. I have the penny arcade version too.
This whole outfit sort of represents the apex of vintage dressing for me. It's without a doubt a vintage look, and totally unique, but its every bit as comfortable and casual as modern clothing. In fact I find this more comfortable then modern clothes. I never feel like myself in modern outfits and I find many of them restrictive. This is the perfect thing to wear for a walk in the park with the dogs, which is wear I wore it on Sunday.
They've built a nature trail in the park near our house and we checked it out. It's small but nice.
I love how Mr. Tuvok is leaping up in this picture.