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The Housewife

March 6th, 2012 by Selise

I don’t know why, but a shirtdress and a headscarf say housewife to me. 

I guess it’s not too hard to figure it out. The 50’s anyone?

This dress is brilliant but I just haven’t managed to get a good photo of it yet. I fell in love when I spotted it across the store (it was totally one of those – “I am buying this whether it fits or not” kinda things. And hallelujah it fits!) and have worn it a few times but nothing quite captures the utter radness.

It’s sort of a Mexican/Aztec/70’s/80s kinda deal. Intriguing, right? I know. Hold tight, one of these days it’ll have it’s moment in the sun.

Scarf: Thrifted
Dress: Paper, Scissors
Belt: Myer
Shoes: Toms 

21 Responses

  1. ak says:

    thank you for the detailed comments :)I like the use of accesories and vintage inspired pictures. great blog~ it would be lovely to follow each other~


  2. ShyScout says:

    I like the pattern of the dress from what I can see :] And the top photo does look very "housewife", haha. But in a good way!

  3. Paulina says:

    You're righ it is kind of housewifey. I don't mind it though. I guess if you wanted to change the look of it I'd pair it with some boots or even sneakers and hair down. That would look "cooler" in a way. But wear it the way you wear it! And post pictures where we can see the whole look to get a better idea of it.


  4. Lynika says:

    I know exactly where you were in March 82 heh heh Great Post, so true, it's the Arm and Hammer look but no matter what look, YOU always manage to make it look good, funky, cool, kipper, penaz pants.

    Love your posts!


  5. Chilly Chick says:

    the headband looks great! thank you for stopping by my blog-it means a lot πŸ™‚
    would you like to follow each other?

  6. Ioana-Carmen says:

    Lovely post! Like it !


  7. Simone says:

    Housewife? Maybe. Or rather cool housewife!

  8. awhite says:

    Love the throwback look. πŸ™‚


  9. yiqin; says:

    so cute

  10. hautepinkpretty says:

    50's housewife, 2012 chic πŸ˜‰ i like it! We definitely need a good shot of that dress <3 hautepinkpretty.com

  11. lucillejoy says:

    Lovely photos, I love the housewife-esque headscarf!


  12. Clara Turbay says:

    love it. i like so much your blog!

  13. Sandra Leiva says:

    Cute headband! <3

  14. pearlswirl says:

    Thanks for the lovely comment! I love the vintage feel of these photos – especially the 'March 82' dateline underneath. Really cool!


  15. la petite fashionista says:

    very rosie the riveter! i love it πŸ™‚

  16. Annie says:

    Loving the print of the dress from what I can see πŸ™‚ And the headscarf looks awesome, 50s or not!

    The Other Side of Gray

  17. Flow Disruption says:

    I can already tell the print is awesome! I like the nonchalant gaze in the first photo – it fits with the 50's housewife image. πŸ˜‰

  18. Style Servings says:

    Awesome pics, I love the scarf as a headband!


  19. Katherine McAdoo says:

    i love your scarf – and that print is awesome. i'm loving everything in that kind of tribal print like this.

    <3 katherine

  20. Dr Lynika says:

    Lovin every post, archives and new πŸ™‚

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