I know that April showers bring May flowers, but I’m not entirely sure what June showers are supposed to bring. July vegetables, I hope! I’m all for warmer weather, of course, and all for rain, but the combination of the two does make dressing and doing one’s hair a bit of a challenge!

A 1940s look featuring a floral rayon dress in shades of teal, olive, and bright pink paired with green accessories

It rained on and off all morning the Sunday we took these pictures. My parents were in town to visit, so we all headed out for a morning latte, and then went to Doug’s church service for a bit of music since my choir season is over until fall. The pictures happened post-latte and post church, so even though I had hairsprayed my curls within an inch of their lives before we left home, the curls were losing their bounce by noon.

A smart green 1940s tilt hat is decked out with felt flowers and a veil

1940s novelty print dress with bows and flowers in shades of pink, olive green, and aqua.  A smart tilt hat in a matching olive color completes the look

I knew we had a long day planned (church was followed by lunch out and then a trip to the New England Aquarium!) so I planned my outfit with comfort in mind. The dress was a gift from Doug, I found it while browsing Etsy between blocks of class time and he decided to get it for me as a sort of encouragement present, to mark the completion of yet another unit of study. It ticks off all the favorite color boxes, and the green is a great match for my little green 1940s tilt hat. I love the hat dearly, but it matches almost nothing I own, so I’m glad it has a new companion!

Lace-up forest green pumps finish off a 1940s daytime look

Since my green shoes are probably the most comfortable all-day option I own, I decided they would be a close enough match. I added a belt in a medium green as well to try to tie it all together.

1940s novelty print dress with bows and flowers in shades of pink, olive green, and aqua.  A smart tilt hat in a matching olive color completes the look

back view

1940s novelty print dress with bows and flowers in shades of pink, olive green, and aqua.  A smart tilt hat in a matching olive color completes the look

  • Green 1940s tilt hat: Modern Millie
  • Pink moonglow lucite “pearl” earrings: Grandma’s
  • 1940s flowers and ribbons print dress: Gift from Doug, found on Etsy
  • Green cloth belt: Borrowed off another 1940s dress
  • Opaque peachy-nude tights: Capezio
  • Green lace-up Chelsea Crew pumps: Modern Millie