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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Vintage Outfit Post-1950s Bernie Dexter BBQ Dress

Many of my favorite mid century images involve picnics and barbecues 






So its not surprising that when I saw the Bernie Dexter BBQ print last year I feel head over heels.   Bernie Dexter is one of my favorite repro companies and a big part of the reason I've been moving towards more 1950s looks.  Her dresses are always  comfortable and you can't help but smile in the fun prints.   They don't come cheap, but they are very well made and if you join her mailing list there are tons of coupons and sales.  I watched the website for some time and shortly after Christmas I was rewarded, I scored my dream dress for 50% off.  I had to wait all winter to wear it, but it was well worth the wait.  This dress is divine! 




 It can be casual or a little more dressy.  The day these pictures where taken I wore it to an afternoon wedding.  I dressed it up with a Daisy hair band from Chatter Blossom and  one of my Amazon petticoats.  I love how a petticoat can completely change the look of a dress.  





I also wore my Remix penny sandals, some bakelite bangalls and a 1960s novelty purse that has fabric flowers beneath the clear plastic.  I'm crazy about these purses.





I finished the look with one my all time favorite mid century pieces my white rhine stone cats eye sunglasses.  They always make me smile:



We even got a rare shot of  my husband and I together at the wedding, he is usually behind the camera.



A fun dress for fun times!  Thank you Bernie Dexter!



Outfit Details

BBQ print dress (sadly sold out)-Bernie Dexter
Petticoat-Amazon
Daisy Hair band-Chatterblossom
Bangles-Thrifted
1960s Floral Purse-In The Year Vintage
Black Penny Sandals-Remix Vintage Shoes 







16 comments:

  1. I really love that first photo - the colors and the settings. Also love your outfit - the daisies are a nice touch.

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  2. Oh yes, really lovely. But we do think dear Tuvok deserves a mention as the perfect addition to the outfit.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  3. Oh yes, really lovely. But we do think dear Tuvok deserves a mention as the perfect addition to the outfit.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  4. That print is adorable. And it also makes me hungry. I love the way the crinoline makes it ready for a festive occasion.

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  5. That is such a pretty dress. I love your daisy hair band and purse, too! Love the photo of you and your husband together :-)

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  6. Absolutely awesome fifties summer outfit! You look fantastic. I can never get enough of that charming BBQ themed novelty print and really, really (x a million) want to add something in it to my closet one day, too.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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  7. Very nice - and it goes perfectly with Tuvok!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  8. So cute!! Perfect for a summer wedding!

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  9. Love the prints
    and you look awesome
    Lily & Edward

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  10. There is no doubt you have the cutest wardrobe of anyone! Such a wonderful collection.

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  11. Such a great print and I love the volume with the petticoat!!

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  12. Gorgeous! Good things are worth waiting for and it is so satisfying to finally get the dress you've been dreaming of!

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  13. Gorgeous outfit! I love it with the daisy hair band so much! Congratulations on scoring this dress for 50% off! <3 I have this print in Bernie Dexter's Paris dress! :D Yay print twins! <3

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  14. Great outfit and a great deal too!

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  15. You look beautiful, it's such a flattering dress on you x

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