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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Here Chicken, Chicken-A Vintage Outfit Post (Perhaps My Favorite Ever)

Obviously clothes are important to me.   I consider dressing in vintage style my hobby, and I often spend a lot of time planning out outfits.   However, sometimes my favorite outfits come together by chance, which is the case with the  outfit I'm wearing here.  

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.  

A happy dog on a simple happy day!

Outfit Details

Chicken Print Dress-Hey Day Vintage
1950s Western Jacket-Lucky Dry Goods
1940s Head Wrap-Arthelia's Attic
Novelty Chicken Brooch Luxulite
1940s Style Canvas Wedges-Remix Vintage Shoes

17 comments:

  1. The dress and jacket could not have been more perfect for each other. I'm sure you will return to the park, what a perfect place for dog walking

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  2. So cute!! You were right to combine the jacket with the dress together, fantastic combo :) I'm also crushing on that adorable brooch.

    Great look

    Liz :)

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  3. What a cute outfit! Love the dress with chicken print. And the jacket is perfect for that! The trail looks very nice. Must have been a really pleasant walk :-)

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  4. I just adore this outfit. The little novelty touches are so fun! And the styles go together so well.

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  5. So cute! Love the brooch! And the shoes are adorable too!

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  6. Dressing up for a walk....BOL! SHE wears trackies and an old hoodie. Your pups must be so proud to walk with you.

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  7. this is a great outfit! The park looks very nice
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  8. No outfit is ever complete without bringing a wee bit of our pets along ;-)

    Love the look! The shoes are really cool!

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  9. Yay! I've finally worked my way though my backlog of blog posts to read and have made it to your chicken dress! I love it! I love how you've paired it with the plaid jacket! The colors are completely perfect together! And that chicken brooch is amazing! Love this outfit!!! Yay chickens!!! :D

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  10. I so love that chicken dress and I'm drooling over that Lucite brooch! Great outfit! xxx

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  11. Fabulously cool outfit! One can definitely see how blissful you are about it by the expressions in these snaps. It's so great when different vintage/repro elements come together serendipitous like this to create a dream outfit.

    Big hugs & happy Memorial Day long weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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  12. We are quite familiar with the dog and cat furs accessories. A look that never goes out of style!

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  13. It looks comfortable too! I do sometimes look at some vintage outfits and can't imagine myself in them, but you always show how it can be stylish and really wearable.

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  14. Great look! The brooch is the finishing touch!

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  15. If I would come to this city again, I would be all over these San Francisco venues. We ordered Spinach artichoke dip at the server's suggestion and it was absolutely delicious.

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