>What Real People Wore- A Stylish Hairdo and Striped Shirt

>I just absolutely love the profile picture of this woman, probably taken in the early 1940s.  Her hair is so perfect, and she looks so put together but in a natural way.  I am guessing she’s not that young but more middle aged, and I only hope I can age as gracefully as she has.  I find her absolutely beautiful.  I love the blouse she’s wearing as well- in my head it looks like a blue linen with white stripe, though it could be any color, really.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

7 Comments on >What Real People Wore- A Stylish Hairdo and Striped Shirt

  1. Coedith
    September 11, 2010 at 3:21 am (7 years ago)

    >I love old photos as inspiration above vintage fashion magazines and movies. Not that those aren't wonderful, but I am a real kinda gal.

  2. Ruby Redwitz
    September 11, 2010 at 7:14 am (7 years ago)

    >I agree with Coedith, photos like this are what I see as better inspiration compared to what we mostly see as vintage. I also love seeing how people actually lived in those times.-Ruby

  3. BaronessVonVintage
    September 11, 2010 at 9:44 am (7 years ago)

    >fantastic post! She has a poise and natural elegance about her. Reminds me a bit of my grandmother–dressed with a dash of style but still not fussy…and with her hair set and with lipstick. Beautiful!

  4. Fleur de Guerre
    September 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

    >Love it – I hope I can age gracefully too!

  5. "The Golden Girl of the West"
    September 11, 2010 at 8:06 pm (7 years ago)

    >She's beautiful! The epitome of graceful age, I too hope to grow old this way!~Syd

  6. Mary
    December 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm (6 years ago)

    >Since you are wondering about the colors of the clothes, here's some color photos from the period.1930s-40s in Colorhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157603671370361/andhttp://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/fsachtml/fsowhome.html