Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What I Wore: The Bomb Girls Edition

It's been freezing in Chicago. And I'm not just saying that because I'm a big baby when it comes to the cold, it's literally been dangerous to set foot outside for the second time this month. As you can imagine, taking outfit photos or wearing anything that doesn't make me look like the Queen of the Bag Ladies has been next to impossible. I am sick of it. I've even been wearing pants. PANTS! What is the world coming to?

The never-ending polar vortex has forced me to discover new shows on Netflix as well, because, well, what else am I going to do? After I finished all the seasons of MadMen (yes, I'm incredibly behind on tv), I had the urge to keep watching a period television series. That's where Bomb Girls comes in. The show follows a group of women working in a munitions factory in 1942 Canada and aside from the drama, the outfits are to die for. These 1940s style dresses have seriously re-newed my love of all things vintage.

You'll have to excuse my lack of enthusiasm (and my cat) in these photos, but I hate shooting indoors. Anyway, after binge watching probably close to 20 hours of Bomb Girls, I've been excited to get up some of the things in my vintage stash that have just been waiting to be listed. This skirt is definitely one of those perfect vintage pieces that can be updated, like I tried to do here. Throw some pin curls on my head and a tank under this shirt and I would blend right into the backdrop of the 1940s. However, I wanted to make this skirt more every day, which it is. This fitted vintage pencil skirt is made of wool and perfect for hem... polar vortex days.

Outfit Details:
Polka Dot Shirt - Local Boutique (similar shirt)
Grey Heels - H&M (forever ago)

This necklace is one of my faves. I debated keeping it, but I kept getting weird questions about being a Sagittarius, which I am not. So, I figured it could go to a good to home someone who is or who doesn't mind the questions.

Anyway, I'm now on a mad hunt for 40s style dresses and plan on dressing like these girls all spring long. If you have a lead on any sites that carry awesome vintage styles, send 'em my way!

What's your favorite style era?

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