Daily Outfit – 1980s retro does 1940s vintage style

Saturday was almost 40 degrees here, and that is the kind of heat that you really need to be prepared for. I recently came across this cute little 1980s summer number and knew that to make it oh so me, I’d have to style it up very 1940s. So with a clear goal in mind of staying cool, keeping my hair off my face and back; this is what I came up with!

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Outfit Details

Cats Eye Sunglasses – silver glitter framed reproduction glasses from Miskonduct

Strawberry beaded head band – Made for me on my travels

Necklace – 1950′s shell flower necklace found at Viva Las Vegas

Dress – 1980s cotton peplum and ruffled dress

Bag – 1950′s plasticane wicker bag found at Kitty’s Kitsch & Vintage in Mt Tambourine

Fan – Reproduction vintage wooden hand fan, found in a Bendigo antique store

Shoes – Aris Allen dance shoes

Lips – Beseme “Red Hot Red”

Bangles – yellow Bakelite bangle (op shop find) and faux scrimshaw bangle (from Diva)

Earrings – Red roses from Diva

And yes, for those of you wondering, I AM recording a tutorial on how to do this cool hair! Yay!

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Candice DeVille

Specialty Vintage Stylist, Blogger, and Presenter; Candice DeVille has been writing Super Kawaii Mama since early 2008. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she's always in search of the next glamorous adventure. Bringing you vintage style, glamour and inspiration for the 21st Century.
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8 Comments

  1. Wow, love this look! You can tell the dress is kinda modernish, but you have made it look retro so cleverly. The little carry case is so cute too. You look like your ready for a very glamorous picnic!
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  2. Gorgeous!!! I love that dress, it’s such a flattering cut and really does look very 40s and your hair is just wonderful!
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  3. This is a great look! Love it!

  4. This head band is so lovely!
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  5. LOVE the hair. You look amazing & so cool!

  6. SO happy you will be doing a hair tutorial!

    I’ve been able to master the up for the back but the roll at the front only works sometimes :)

  7. Amazing hair, overall screams 1940′s, nice one!
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