and such times call for casual clothing. Thankfully there are plenty of casual vintage looks from a wide range of eras to choose from. Last week for my first Spring trip to one of my favorite destinations, Demarest Farms, I put together a 1940s inspired look that I really like.
The blouse is from the Black Pinafore, and is an exact copy of a standard casual 1940s blouse and the sort of shirt that makes an excellent warm weather wardrobe staple.
I paired the blouse with my Freddies of Pinewood Clam Diggers and some remix sandals. Strictly speaking these are 50s style pants, but I think they can go 40s too. The image on the right is from the late 40s and the stylish women in it is definitely showing how to do casual cropped pants the right way. The pants are super comfy, and have a nice high waist that works well with vintage blouse styles (all vintage blouses are very short by modern standards).
For accessories I added my knit turban from Arthelia's Attic, maybe the biggest, most out there hat, in my collection and a luxulite cherry brooch.
I also carried my 1940s coconut purse and of course I loaded on the bakelite:
The finished outfit is just the sort of thing I want to wear for casual warm weather outings.
Demarest Farms is about a 35 minute drive from our home, but well worth it. Its very dog friendly and on early weekend mornings, we arrived at 8, not too packed. We didn't bring Bob because he can be a bit unpredictable in crowded settings, and sometimes Demarest farms is packed, it was getting crowded when we left.
You can pick fruit at the farm and in the fall they have a pumpkin patch. They also sell flowers. Dogs aren't allowed in the orchard or store, but they are allowed at all the outdoor tables.
We even saw this little rabbit snacking on grass.
What I love best about Demarest farms is the apple cider donuts and potato pancakes. They are freshly made and very delicious.
We made sure to share them with the dogs and of course we brought one home for Bob.
I hope to make many more trips to Demarest farm this year. What are your favorite warm weather destinations?
Vintage Outfit Details
1940s Style Blouse-The Black Pinafore
1940s Style Knit Turban-Arthelia's Attic
1940s Style Cherry Brooch-Luxulite
1950s Style Demim Clam Diggers-Freddies of Pinewood
1940s Style Sandals-Remix