Monday, January 10

old dress ◊ new shoes




Yes, I am totally goo-goo gaga over this dress and over the shoes, so why not where them together? Sometimes I think it's sort of nice to break from the dressing head to toe vintage and feeling a bit costume-like. While I can't say that I am totally convinced that these work paired together I can say I sort of like it anyway. The dress is a pretty fantastic 1930s wool number by Joan Norton Irwin and I am well-smitten with the label along with the dress. One of Irwin's dress was on the cover of Mademoiselle 1940, and that particular magazine is on eBay for $399! Wild.

1930s wool dress ◊ eBay
black leather platforms ◊ Urban Outfitters

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lauren, are you planning on having kids? I was just wondering because I think we are about the same age & I've been married for a while & people always ask why I don't have kids yet!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

perfect, perfect,
i think the shoes and dress look awesome together.
and your hair looks fab with the ensemble.
AND! i love the colors of the bows.

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

suuuuuuuch a gorgeous dress, and I agree with Maria, the 2 toned bow is fantastic!

A. Edwards said...

You make dressing vintage look effortless and I love that. I love the combo of new and old and I think the shoes look great. Just go with it!

Aimée - Vint Condition said...

That dress is stunning! I love the colored bows.

BaronessVonVintage said...

awww, that's just a wonderful dress!!

arnique said...

It must have been really good feeling when you realized you picked something with greater value than you thought! I love how it's modern enough to wear today.

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

thatdamngreendress said...

so, so, so beautiful! I love how sweet and lovely the bows are, and then the shoes say 'don't mess with this Dame'. Love it...

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Oh my god just when I think you can't possibly find something better - you DO! This dress is the bee's knees. That neckline is so amazing and the ribbon is beyond belief!

Wild Tea Party said...

That dress is amazing. And I like it with the shoes!

Casey said...

I really like the mix of the vintage dress and modern shoes! I have such a soft spot for shoes of just about any sort--not just ones that look "vintage"--and I mix them into my more vintage/romantic look regularly. Life is too short to worry about such things. lol.

♥ Casey | blog

. said...

the shoes make the dress seem so timeless and right now, and the dress makes the shoes seem a bit less UO (tho, yes, I heart UO) and just a bit more girlish.

look at those fisherman's shoes the model is wearing on the cover, too. so 1940, but I remember buying a pair of Doc Martens just like them in 1993.

oh -- yes, you look marvelous too! actually, better than the model. :)

jana
from the luncheonette

Lisa said...

We share a love for vintage wool dresses - that one is amazing and you look beautiful in it!

Glamour Daze said...

adorable outfit

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