Now that I've started to fill my wardrobe with great basics, I've realized that so many of my outfits are just perfect for one particular accessory- the brooch! Alas that's the one accessory that I have not yet conquered.
Thankfully, I'd already been challenged on the brooch issue earlier this year with the 40s Calendar Challenge. Not only did I wear a brooch, I made it and it was large and loud!
So when I pulled out this great pink 40s dress, I needed to add a brooch! The great thing about basics is that it's so much easier to add accessories.
I really like this brooch because it contains lots of great colors including chartreuse which is one of my favorites to wear. Plus it's got a bird on it. Biiiiird! :)
There's one other part of my wardrobe that I've been trying to puzzle out and that's my hair. Pin curling is out of the question as the high humidity of Florida has made it not worth the effort for several months now.
I was originally planning on wearing my hair in an updo all summer. But it's not long enough yet. I can do a pretty good pony tail but that's about it.
So I decided to try a snood instead. Of course, my hair isn't really long enough to fill out a snood yet either but I was able to pin up some of the excess so I don't have any empty snood.
See! Tiny snood! I also have stumbled upon another option which you all will see later this week.
The dress is Simplicity 3583 and I'm not sure why I don't wear it more often because it's super cute. Maybe it's because I've been a bit anti-pink lately. Not sure why as this is a lovely color on me.
It's got lots of great yummy 40s tailored details. I love the 40s for some of these little details. Plus there are tons of great practical and comfortable styles.
Guess it's time to put this dress back in heavy rotation!