Nostalgic Blues

Dress // River Island
Coat // Lynne (very very old, similar here)
Belt // H&M (old, similar here)
Shoes // ZARA (on sale, similar here)
Bag// ZARA (similar here and here)
Butterflies // ASOS (in white)
Ring // Vintage (similar here)

1940s, New Orleans. The Blues are born, strongly influenced by jazz and Caribbean music, evolving from the rich blues roots of the city going back generations earlier.

Despite the hardships of WWII, the 1940s were still a brilliant decade for fashion. Hollywood's Golden Age stars – from Rita Hayworth to Katharine Hepburn – dazzled in gorgeous gowns, while women across the West embraced a more utilitarian yet chic look. [Francesca Rice, Marie Claire UK]

During the war years, women rewore and retailored outfits left over from the 1930s. They would shorten the classic drop-waist of the '30s silhouette to rest at the more fashionable natural waist. Women's hemlines were lifted to save on fabric, and their garments kept to a slim cut with little embellishment. Less buttons, pleats and zippers were used. [wikiHow] It seems that fashion from the 1940s includes several classic elements that can be easily incorporated into a modern wardrobe.

New Orleans, on the other hand, is on the top of my bucket list. The magic, the mystery, the music are luring me to go there and never leave... Every time I see photos or a movie from that place, I feel nostalgic... But how can anyone feel like this if they have no memories? I know, sounds weird!

What's on the top of your bucket list? Doesn't have to be a destination!

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke