Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's a Jungle Out There

Although the weather outside here is already as hot as the desert and as humid as Hawaii, today involved a visit to an even sultrier place: "Tropical House."  It's not very big, but it's actually a really lovely little oasis, with all sorts of exotic plants and flowers blooming, and a neat little grotto for the resident turtles, one of whom (Charlemagne) came out to pose for a picture.  Anyway, it was fun little outing and the perfect setting in which to snap my latest vintage acquisition: an adorable 30s novelty print linen overall and bolero jacket set (the style of which is sort of similar to the 30s overall pattern I had previously posted)!  Since the lighting wasn't always ideal in the greenhouse, I snapped one more outfit pic in my own backyard jungle....which I had better attempt to tame soon, before the wisteria takes over the house!







Outfit:
30s overalls + bolero set: svintage on etsy
30s carved celluloid bangles: etsy
shoes: joe fresh, thrifted ages ago





















20 comments:

Lauren Hairston said...

Charlemagne is just too darn cute! Looks like a lovely outing. I wonder if the original owner wore the overalls somewhere extremely exotic. Is the print "Arabian"?

Laurence said...

You always look amazing!!! This outfit is really terrific... I'm wearing 40's-50's clothes everyday but 30's are so hard to find! Love your blog and all the "period perfect" vintage lovers!!!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Lord help me get through the day after seeing you in this outfit. The image of you in your heavenly suit is burned on my brain FOREVER! Perfection. The bag and bangles are so yum! xo

Stephanie Lynn said...

How cute! That print is just to die for!

iLiveinmyLab said...

Oh those overalls are soooooo fabulous! Looks like you had an awesome time, what a neat spot!

BaronessVonVintage said...

aww, thanks, all!!! I'm trying to figure out the actual theme of the print, as well...some sort of eastern flavour for sure. Lauren H., I have wondered whether an intrepid lady wore these to some warm exotic destination as well. V. cool thought to ponder!

BaronessVonVintage said...

I should add that I can't look at the print without singing or humming "Rockin' the Casbah" (maybe that's what it's portraying?)

BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh, maybe it was inspired by the 1938 movie, Algiers??

Lauren said...

OH my gosh, I'm dying over your outfit over here!!!!
Looks like a fun day!

Andi B. Goode said...

Oh wow. That's such an amazing outfit! Gosh.
-Andi x

Ewa said...

That is so gorgeous! I too love the fabric print, it's wonderfully happy and a bit crazy... Perfect for tropical summer days!

Kate O said...

Your outfits just keep getting better and better! I love it!
Kate x

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

I am totally in love with that outfit! Amazing!

Emily & Gracie said...

You find the best pieces! That overalls set is just adorable!!

Lolita Haze said...

I want to be your friend and go to places with you like this together!!

Q's Daydream said...

That outfit is amazing!

Gemma said...

Oooo, you look fabulous... that tropical house is so lovely too :) x

BaronessVonVintage said...

THanks!!! Wish we could all go along...well, I guess we did, in a virtual sense! xo

CottonCandy said...

WOW I love your Outfit :)

Tickety Boo Tupney - A Dash OF Worcester Sauce. said...

Right that’s it. I officially want your entire wardrobe. NOW!!! It’s adorable. Tupps x