I'll return to the subject of resort wear shortly. In the mean-time, a little outfit post and associated blurb. As a 30s lover, I see some interesting things when I am out foraging for vintage. For some reason, 30s garments seem to mystify a good deal of sellers. I've blogged before about how I constantly see 1930s bias cut nightgowns sold as evening gowns. I recall commenters telling stories of seeing people out at events wearing these very nightgowns to fancy evening soirees (often none the wiser). Another common mislabelling trend I've seen lately is 20s and 30s bed jackets being sold as evening jackets or lovely day blouses. To be fair, the line between boudoir and ballroom wear was often fine in the 30s. Still, sellers should do their best to know the difference....and buyers have to be on their toes to avoid buying something that they think is something else. Now, if you are deliberately seeking nighties that you want to wear as evening gowns or if you love consciously wearing bed jackets as cute blouses because that is your style, good on ya! I have seen some stylish gals do a fantastic job of repurposing things like bed jackets into darling day or evening pieces. Me, I just can't seem to muster up the right level of self-assurance to wear lingerie as day or evening wear. HOWEVER, I *love* to wear stylish 30s rayon day dresses as cocktail/evening wear (rarely do my evening gowns ever see the light of the moon) AND this Sunday, I'm going to wear a newly acquired cream NRA label taffeta evening jacket over a 30s cotton dress to brunch. Here's the funny part: this jacket was sold to me as a 40s bed jacket. Confused yet?