Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dust Bowl Dress

I often wonder if any of the people in 1930's Dust Bowl photos might have been relatives of mine. I have had family in the Oklahoma area for generations, so it's possible... Here is a lovely one from 1937 by Dorothea Lange:



I just had to show off my new purchase from the Gap -- there is something a little bit 1920's Depression/Dust Bowl about this dress, and I couldn't resist the soft, comfy plaid-ness of it (not to make light of the Dust Bowl...I just tend to make strange connections in my mind). As I mentioned in my last post, the weather has suddenly become chilly and wet, so to battle my grumpy mood and the weather transition, I decided to treat myself to a perfect summer--> fall transition piece. It also gave me the excuse to wear my new (vintage) ankle boots and some cozy knit tights. There are several different versions of this dress at the Gap right now... in various versions of black, brown, or cream. While I'm not usually a HUGE fan of the Gap, I do find that once or twice a year they will have a great dress I can't seem to get out of my head. This was one of those!







Gap Popover Dress, $58.

BTW, I still haven't decided on a leather jacket!! I'll continue my hunt this weekend...

6 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-love the dresses!!

Thea said...

I LOVE PLAID SHIRT DRESSES!!! I really want one! And you've got some great posts here!

Thea said...

I LOVE PLAID SHIRT DRESSES! And I really want one! AND you've got some good posts here :)

Sara Millionaire said...

My dad's side of the family is from Oklahoma, I've wondered about that myself! That dress is adorable and I love the way you styled it.

MR style said...

the last dress is so cute and totally cheap !!

Karen said...

Excellent post.