It’s been a while since I did an outfit post, so I used that as a proper excuse for dress-up to wear this outfit while I had the chance! With winter around the corner I didn’t want to let *another* year go by without trying this set on.
I’m wearing a vintage two-piece dress from the 1940s that I bought from a friend. This set is rayon and printed all over with fun old-west scenes, including can-can girls, trains, and cowboys! I’m a total sucker for anything Old West… especially anything vintage novelty and Old West, so I love this little set to pieces! One of my favorite parts is the pleated peplum. I used to think I couldn’t pull off this era at all, but I think after getting the hair and makeup and hat all together I really need to second-guess my glossing over this part of the 1940s. It was really fun to wear and I felt like an old Hollywood starlet :) Another neat part about this suit is the label. It’s called “A Filmland Creation- Miss Hollywood Jr” with a copyright underneath of 1935, which, I assume, is when this company was founded. This two-piece dress most certainly does not date that early… just look at those massive shoulder pads! Those things would stop bullets. I could probably fall asleep on my own shoulder on an airplane and wake up well rested.
The hat I found on Etsy and bought specifically for this dress, so it was the first time to trot out both pieces. The shoes are my tried and true vintage pair I wear with nearly everything and found at a flea market ages ago.
These photos were taken at Leo Carrillo’s Ranch– a public park now in the city of Carlsbad, Ca. It’s quite a neat place to go- totally like stepping back in time and a fun bit of Hollywood history.
Hope you’re having a great week so far! Just a few days left ’til Turkey Day here in the USA! Nom nom nom.