with a perfect mid century modern kitchen.
However, living in the New York City area makes this a practical impossibility. So I've had to settle for the next best thing, the Bernie Dexter Kelly in The Kitchen print dress. Bernie Dexter always has the most amazing novelty prints and this is one of the best. It's so sunny and adorable with a perfect happy house wife feel.
This dress really has a very 1950s style print but I styled it with a mix of 1940s and 50s accessories, I have to thank vintage blogger Jessica Cangiano at Chronically Vintage for this idea when she pointed out on my blog that 50s dresses often have a 40s look when you forgo a crinoline.
I added a 1940s style snood from Arthelia's Attic. This is my first snood and I really enjoy wearing it. It's easy to put on and is a simple way to get vintage looking hair with minimal effort (hair styling is the bane of my vintage obsession.) I love that the snood gives a sort of vintage cafeteria lady vibe to the outfit.
My shoes are also 1940s style Remix's I've had for a few years.
The rest of the accessories are pretty 1950s. The purse is pretty awesome, its one of the best in my novelty purse collection and is either 1950s or 60s with cool fruit and veggie appliqués:
The cute hand drawn vintage stand mixer brooch is from fellow vintage blogger Housewife Chic by Ruby who has an Esty shop. The brooch looks like it was made for the dress with is pretty cool.
My red polka dot stockings are from vintage style lingerie and hosiery brand What Katie Did. I'm not sure if they are a really authentic vintage item, I've never seen dotted hosiery in vintage images, but they really are cute and I've never been a stickler for authenticity.
The perfect final touch, is my beloved 1950s rhinestone cats eye sunglasses. They are so much fun!
So I may never have a 1950s kitchen but I have a 1950s style kitchen dress, and thats almost as good. What is your dream home?
Kelly in The Kitchen Dress-Bernie Dexter
1940s Style Wedge Sandals-Remix Vintage Shoes
Fruite and Vegetable Novelty Purse-thrifted
Bakelite Bangles-Various Sources Including Brighter Bakelite
Polka Dot Tights-What Katie Did
Novelty Mixer Brooch-Housewife Chic by Ruby
1950s Cat's Eye Rhinestone Sunglasses-thrifted