Spring is here, it really is!  And with it, of course, comes cleaning and yard work and more yard work and allergies (achoo!)... but all of these are small prices to pay for slightly warmer weather!

Pink, aqua, and black floral print 40s rayon dress with black accessories

Switching out my closet for warmer-weather clothes is a bit like getting to go shopping for new things without spending a dime.  Especially since I bought a few summer things over the winter that had to be put away until the weather warmed up.


Wild 1940s floral print rayon dress with self covered button and pussy bow tie

This dress is one of those pieces, patiently waiting in the back of my closet for the weather to change.   I've been wanting to add a few 40s pieces to my closet for a while, and I thought a rayon dress with a fun print would be a good starting point.  I bought this one some time after Christmas after spending weeks trawling Etsy for a 1940s rayon print dress in my size and budget.  I was so pleased that this one fit so perfectly when it arrived!  It has some fading, of course, but the abstract floral print is so fun and the colors so cheery and unique... It wears beautifully and I think I'll really enjoy wearing it now that it's less icy out.

Modern-does-40s suede shoes to go with a 40s rayon print dress

Detail of a heavily ruffled 1940s hat with a Spanish influence


Pink, aqua, and black floral print 40s rayon dress with black accessories

Pink, aqua, and black floral print 40s rayon dress with black tilt hat and blue earrings

Ruffled tilt hat: Modern Millie
Blue clip earrings: I have no idea...
1940s rayon dress: Etsy
Black eslasticized belt: H&M kids' section
Black gloves: 57th St. Antiques
Black pumps: thrifted