Friday, February 17, 2012

Day at the Museum

Great day at the Royal Ontario Museum!



Outfit: 
1930s Knit Dress: ebay
1930s shoes: etsy
1930s crocheted purse: dear golden



17 comments:

The darling homemaker said...

You look gorgeous! Love your dress and shoes.

xox,
Jacqueline

Tracey Steele said...

Beautiful dress :)

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

Wow great dress... makes me want to start another knitting project, but I must resist (I MUST!) and finish the others first!
T x

Lindsay Lane said...

Seems like an amazing museum!
I am in love with your dress by the way!

Dakota said...

This is gorgeous... what a darling knit dress!!

Lily Lemontree said...

You look lovely, perfect for an afternoon at the museum! What's new at the ROM? Any particular exhibit on your agenda for your visit? We love our visits at the ROM but haven't been now since the summer. Definitely must do something about that!!

Rueby... said...

Lovely as always! :) Eastern museums are something I definitely need to do one day....

Jitterbugdoll said...

What a wonderful dress!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks very much! This dress is a perennial late winter/early spring favourite!

Lily Lemontree: the Mayan exhibit was very cool. No pictures allowed of the artefacts, though, so that's why I didn't post any photos. I really enjoyed that part of the museum, as well as the areas devoted to Upper Canada

Miss Rayne said...

You just can't beat navy & white can you.

FairyFiligree said...

What a lovely outfit. I see you purchased your shoes from etsy - I have often purchased vintage shoes from ebay or etsy but always remained disappointed as sizes are always a riddle. How do you manage to get your exact size?

theloveofvintage said...

Gorgeous dress and photo!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thanks again!

Fairyfiligree: the key (for me) is ensuring that you know the length and width of your feet (width should be measured at widest point on the ball of foot); then, compare the measurements of your foot with those of the shoes, making sure the shoe measurements are slightly larger than those of your feet. I've seen people make the mistake of buying shoes the same size as their feet. OUCH! I usually look for a 1/4" difference or so (unless I'm going to wear the shoes with thicker socks?). Another useful set of measurements to have would be the inner length and outer toe box width of a favourite pair of shoes you have and wear a lot. Assuming the vintage shoes you are looking at are a comparable size, you can sometimes use this as a basis of comparison when looking at the measurements on an online pair of shoes! :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

Make sure the seller has given the outer width of the toe box and the inner length. You may also want to ask for the inner width, just to see if there is much difference caused by the uppers taking up room. I've seen some sellers list the outer sole lengths of shoes with heels, which is not a reliable way of telling how long the actual footbed of the shoe is!!!

Hannah said...

Beautiful dress you look perfect x

iLiveinmyLab said...

Oh I *LOVE* that dress on you!!! Looks like you had a fantastic time! I keep telling my husband we need to come up and visit & go museum hopping with you...

Andi B. Goode said...

The dress looks perfect on you! Lovely.
-Andi x