Well, the blog migration is… In progress. I’m going to be working on it in bits and chunks, I think… Better to have an incomplete website where I’ll actually post than to wait until everything is perfect and avoid posting because things are in transition! So excuse the dust, I’ll get everything sorted out soon.

Navy blue 1940s day dress with teal and pink polka dots

In the meantime, I’ve got a bit of photo backlog to get through since I was rather remiss in my blogging while I was in class all the time! I wasn’t able to leave the house much, but when I did I of course made a beeline for the vintage shops, where I found this fun 1940s day dress. It checks off all the boxes - easy fit, favorite colors, sparkly buttons…

Detail of a 1940s navy day dress.  The pattern is pink and teal polka dots made up of even smaller polka dots

This dress was probably for someone slightly heavier and slightly shorter than me, but I like it goshdarnit, so I’ve paired it with a teal belt to disguise the awkwardness at the waist. I think this would look even better with a wider belt, but I’m terrible at finding those - the “one size fits most” elasticized wide belts are usually slightly too loose on my natural waist and end up looking bulky instead of slimming. If anyone has good belt resources, I’m all ears!

A navy tilt hat with dotted veil tops off this 1940s look

In addition to the fun details, another selling point for this dress was that it matched perfectly with a little 40s tilt hat I already had! Now I just need to come up with proper navy shoes to round out the look…

A 1940s daytime look with a navy polka dot dress, small tilt hat, and cream BAIT Footwear heels

A 1940s daytime look in navy, teal, and pink with a small tilt hat and cream BAIT Footwear heels

A small navy tilt hat is the perfect finishing touch to a 1940s daywear outfit

A 1940s daytime look in navy, teal, and pink with a small tilt hat and cream BAIT Footwear heels

  • Navy tilt hat: Modern Millie
  • Navy day dress with teal and pink polka dots: Modern Millie
  • Pink rhinestone bow brooch and earrings set: Gift from Doug
  • Bright blue belt: Target kids’ section
  • Cream BAIT Footwear “Lacey” pumps: Royal Vintage Shoes
  • I purchased these shoes at a discount in exchange for images and a review