Friday, April 13, 2012

Straight-up schoolmarm


This is such a super-schoolmarm dress that it's almost shocking I wore it while on spring break. Look at that conservative hemline! Look at the bow! Straight-up schoolmarm. Instead of talking to school children about the glories of grammar when wearing this dress, I interviewed fit Lutherans for a faith story.

While I feel the dress screams schoolmarm, it also sort of mutters reporter. It has a 1940s His-Girl-Friday vibe. I just need a hat and a tailored jacket and perhaps Cary Grant yelling at me about a deadline. Highly styled hair would also help (totally never going to happen). Ooh! And red lipstick. And this photo should be black and white. Then it would be perfect.

(Dress is thrifted. Shoes are Target. Also: In my vocabulary, "schoolmarm" is kind of a synonym for "awesome.")

21 comments:

Miss Simmonds Says said...

lovely dress, I think it's more fun than school marm

Trashsparkle said...

hee hee - highly styled is "totally never going to happen" to my hair either... but imagination does wonders doesn't it ;)

Yep, you've nailed the accessories possibilities well - hat, jacket, lippy, Cary...

Just back from charity shopping this afternoon - bought my first ever 80s-as-vintage dress (I wore some of them FIRST time round...) I was quite excited spotting a label saying "made in england": that certainly dates it! xx

Thrifted Shift said...

What a sweet dress for a reporter, school-marm, or really anyone!
--TS

Melanie said...

What I love is how you take a dress that you feel schoolmarm about and then through your writing make it one of the most interesting pieces you could ever wear! I love the Cary Grant imagery! Is your voice like Rosalind Russell's?

pastcaring said...

I love the dress. I agree, a hat, heels and lipstick would look great, but it works as it is! xxx

Filed: Chic said...

That's such a sweet pattern. Cute look!

Jen said...

Fun dress and post!

Rach said...

aww I think that this dress would be perfect for anyone! I see the schoolmarm though. The red lipstick may have been a nice touch but I do still love it
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Mica said...

I like this dress on you! the floral print makes it very spring like, and not too schoolmarm like at all :)

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Trees said...

I really love this dress - its very sophisticated, I think with some touches of red it would look even more fabulous!

lucia m said...

perfect dress!

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just me said...

i really like the dress the way you dressed...and you're funny :)))

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Laura said...

nice dress, love the wee bow:) x

LoveT. said...

Nice Dress ,you look gorgeous!
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Teddi said...

when you compared it to his-girl-friday, i knew you loved the look. :)

Marisa Noelle said...

Yes...total His Girl Friday! What a fantastic thrift find and I agree schoolmarm does mean super fabulous in my book:)

Simona said...

Nice place and also photos!:)
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Emmy said...

You can never go wrong with the Schoolmarm look:) Luv the conservativeness if it all!

kori said...

I agree -this dress is great! Definitely did not think "schoolmarm" when I saw it. I thought "jealous!" instead! Red flats would be cute with it too.

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

This is a gorgeous dress! I love the schoolmarm look on others but I can't seem to pull it off myself!

Lydia said...

Oh I love this dress!!!