After finishing the Little House books, I read a couple books about Mail Order brides from the 1800s-early 1900s looking to homestead, as there was a high demand for women out west. A lot of people are also aware of how huge Gibson girls were during those times too. When I bought this vintage dress I just had to play around with my hair and make it looks like the many Mail Order bride photos I saw. Those of you who have been following me for a long time might remember I did an entries about my great-grandparents & great-great grandparents, and I dressed up like this when I went to see Sherlock Holmes in theatres. Going out in public like this really doesn’t bother me and it’s actually quite fun.
Shoes – Paprika @ Lulu*s
Cameo Necklace – c/o Gigi (giveaway win at A ‘La Modest)
Flower Hairclip – Lila-Jo
Belt – Delia*s
Before I go, I want to show you some REAL brides from that time period.
I thought it was really awesome to find this photo especially because she’s wearing something similar to what I’m wearing here!
This is Anna Berger in 1903
This is one of the books I read recently in case you would like to read some of the stories for yourself. Some are happy and others very sad and tragic. 😦 You also get to read a bunch of real ads that were printed back then from women and men looking for marriage.