Navy Days

I have been finding myself gravitating more and more to 50s silhouettes lately. I think it’s partially because I’ve always loved the New Look style, and partially because I’ve gained back all the weight I lost last summer after my life sorta fell apart. Luckily, a good 50s dress flatters any figure. So while I get used to my new curves, I’m sticking with the New Look.

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I picked up this beauty off eBay last week. I was so happy to get her in! She’s perfect! Exactly what I was looking for, but the bust is a wee bit too tight. I tried looking for any extra fabric at the seams to let it out just a smidge, but it doesn’t look like there is any. If anyone has any suggestions- I’m all ears! 🙂
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I paired the dress with my beloved “Bridgette Bardot” white shoes (these I found in a Goodwill in SC years ago for $1.75 and they are still my absolute favorite spring and summer shoes- I have worn the living daylights out of them, and will never give them up!) I also wore a 50s navy felt hat with a bow.
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I also got a little scissor-happy with my hair. I am still recovering from being sick, and I had changed my hair back to a dark auburn, and decided while I’m growing the bangs back out, and there’s just SO much damage to it, I may as well give it a little trim. Took off about an inch and now have a full on Louise Brooks bob! Finally.
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I have to laugh at this last photo. Beast is so hilarious. She’s been so good lately- I was notified last week that she has been officially accepted as a US Service Dog. Her vest should be in at the end of the month. So if I don’t already elicit enough strange looks, I’ll now have a very hyper boxer in a service jacket by my side at all times!
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There’s still plenty of damage that needs to be cut out of my hair, but right now I’m just going to let it be… Really the only thing I can do is just shave it off and start all over. I’m half-tempted with the humidity being what it is so far!
Other than that, life goes on as usual!
xo
Jaye

About Baltimore Bombshell

A 30-something vintage clothing hoarder who also has a penchant for books, coffee, lazy days and cats.
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