This little frock is a fine example of 80's does 40's - one of my favourite cross over eras (along with 70's does 40's, 70's does 30's and 60's does Victoriana...yeah I think about this stuff way too much.)
And the colour? A perfect 80's electric blue with black print, cross over front, peplum skirt, long sleeves, cuffs and straight skirt. It's from the op shop of course!
Not many accesories today - just dark red lace tights which are Leona Edmiston (and I must say they were given to me years ago and just last and last), a BIG rolled fringe, victory rolls and a big flower with a veil in the back of my hair.
I frocked this number to the library today - a rather late deco building (Kylie??) that has been recently renovated.
It used to have the most gorgeous deco toilets - all black and green glossy tiles....but alas, no more! Here they are today. I think my expression says it all. Ho hum.
Then I met my daughter Hazel at the op shop. She's wearing a tropical print jumpsuit! Which made it a very 80's sort of day!
Here's some more 80'a does 40's inspiration...
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