Monday, November 21, 2016


mary blair commuters print dress

You might remember my dear friend, Henry, from other posts here on my blog (like this one from last fall or this springy set of photos). Henry moved to New York City and is now out on tour, so I don't get much of a chance to take photos with him anymore. But he happened to be home for a weekend in September and I was lucky enough to spend a fabulous day with him. We went to a really good estate sale, did some vintage shopping, had a delicious lunch, and then took these photos on my cute little street. As I get older, I seem to get more selective with the people I choose to spend my time with. But spending an afternoon with Henry is always an absolute delight. I just wish we could see each other more often!

plaid pants
pinup girl clothing mary blair
vintage guy
mary blair commuter print jenny dress pinup girl

In an effort to utilize more of my existing wardrobe – rather than constantly buying new stuff – I decided to remix this Mary Blair commuters print dress from Pinup Girl Clothing for the fall. One of my favorite way to get more use out of my dresses is to layer a top or a sweater over it. It works especially well with tops that look a bit too short with jeans, but a regular-length tee can work just as well if you roll up the bottom hem and tuck it into a wide belt. Ta-da! Your dress becomes a skirt, and no one will ever know!

pinup girl clothing commuter print
Outfit Details
Jenny Dress in Mary Blair Commuters Print: Pinup Girl Clothing
Vintage hat: Jane Vintage (online store here)
Black boatneck top: Target
Heels: Aerosoles (similar)
Belt: from another dress

The Soubrette Brunette: Commuters
mary blair commuter
pinup girl jenny dress
1950s guy
vintage couple

This month has been hard, but it's also been filled with some good things. I'm getting to work from home this week, Thanksgiving is almost here, and I feel refreshed and ready to get back to blogging. :) I may not love all the snow outside today, but I'm definitely looking forward to the holidays!

Have a great start to your week!


  1. Don't know why I'm always surprised at how well we complement one another. Love you lots! Can't wait to do it again sometime!

  2. Hi Henry! So exciting that he is on tour! I assume it's with a production - congrats to him!

    The two of you must have been quite the pair going about your day, looking so dapper! I love it!

    I also love your trick about adding a top to a dress - I have heard of gals folding their dresses into skirts but I just can't imagine it's easy to do but this sounds super easy! Plus, you get an extra layer on top when it gets really cold! Such a sneaky and sassy trick!

  3. Love these looks! love that trick of turning a dress into a skirt, I didn't know you could do that!

    Rachael xx.

  4. Love these pics. So fun that you got to spend the day out with your friend. Great tip too about rolling up the top and using a wide belt! <3


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