My Vintage Style- What I wore to a Jive Aces Concert


Theresa wearing 40s inspired outfit


I started my online boutique because of my love of vintage fashion. But not only do I sell it,  I also incorporate it into my own wardrobe on a regular basis and have done so for years. So I thought it was high time I started showing readers  how I do that.

Some of my favorite bloggers, who have  great fashion sense when it comes to styling with a vintage flair  include  Susan Carillo,  Jessica of Chronically Vintage, Patti of Not Dead Yet Style , Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish and  Judith from Style Crone.   These classy dames and their creative outfit posts have motivated me to join in on the fun and hopefully inspire more women to look to the past for spicing up their present wardrobe.

So my first outfit post attempt is something I wore recently to a Jive Aces concert.  If you are not familiar with this UK band , they play upbeat jive and swing music, are very high energy and great entertainers.  I’ll tell you, it is really hard to stay in your seat when you hear them play!

Anyway, back to the outfit.  We’ve had a bit of a cold spell down here in Florida.  And by cold, I mean  it was 45 degrees Farenheit the night of the concert. Don’t laugh! For Floridians, that’s downright frigid!  But  it gave me a chance to  break out some of my favorite cooler weather vintage clothes.

Oh, and please excuse my zombie eyes and squinting! I enlisted my husband to take these photos right before we were heading out and I was looking directly at the setting sun.  Guess we need more practice!

The wrap style  jacket I chose to wear is  authentic vintage from the 1940s, in a black and white lightweight wool tweed. I especially love the fuller pleated sleeves and peplum silhouette.

Theresa wearing 1940s jacket

The two pleats at bottom of this pencil skirt and the fabric covered button trim adds some interesting detail to what would normally be just a plain black skirt.

catwalk pencil skirt

Authentic 1950s red faux leather kelly bag.

50s red vintage bag

Vintage inspired black nubuck Mary Jane pumps with bow accents.

Black mary jane heels

Red and black bead 50s  clip on earrings.  I have gazillions of these vintage clip back type earrings in many different colors and styles.  They’re very fun to wear and usually reasonably priced.

VINTAGE STYLE TIP– Some women don’t like the feel of clip backs. But don’t pass up the opportunity to wear cute vintage earrings because of that. This article will show you how to retrofit them for pierced ears.

50s black and red clip on earrings

I wore my 1950s red vintage cashmere cardigan over a chartreuse rayon crepe 1940s blouse that has neckline gathers, an openwork design and floral appliques.  Because the pretty details of the top don’t show in the full length photo, I had to show you a close up taken on a form.  Details like this is one of the reasons I love vintage clothes!

Around my neck I tied a  black, red and yellow floral print silk scarf. (not vintage)

VINTAGE STYLE TIP-Vintage cashmere sweaters can be bought for much less than new and the quality is often much better.

40s chartruse rayon crepe blouse

Theresa outfit

Black Catwalk pencil skirt  by Tatyana, from Blue Velvet Vintage.
Jacket purchased from Dandelion Vintage.
Had everything else for so long, don’t remember where I got any of it!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my first outfit post.

Have a glamorous day


Linking up with Catherine at Not Dressed as a Lamb blog for  #IwillwearwhatIlike 

By | 2016-03-07T12:36:53-04:00 February 1st, 2016|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell February 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you so much Katherine! Vintage clip earrings are really fun to wear and sometimes I even use them as dress clips on a neckline.

  2. Kathrine Eldridge February 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Love these vintage pieces! That pleated skirt is amazing. Thanks for the tip about clip earrings. I collect vintage jewelry so I need to start collecting clip-ons. 🙂

  3. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell February 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks Vicki! Vintage cashmere is lovely. Some of the nicest ones come from Scotland.

  4. Vicki February 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Absolutely adorable! The color combination & details are so authentic! Loved the article and love your Blue Velvet Vintage. Now to find a cashmere sweater…..

  5. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell February 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks to you Patti for the linkup! I so love this jacket, I wish it was colder more often in Florida so I could wear it more! I still can’t forget that fabulous floral print 40s lounging coat you wore in one of your posts. You look great in vintage 🙂

  6. Patti February 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Yowzah, this is a fabulous outfit! The jacket is TDF, and you look amazing. I have loved vintage clothing for about 15 years, and get such a thrill from wearing it, and seeing it worn. Thanks for coming over to Visible Monday, xo


  7. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell February 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    It was my pleasure, Suzanne.
    And I really appreciate the compliment on my outfit. Coming from someone who really knows how to rock the vintage, I’m very flattered 🙂

  8. Suzanne February 1, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    You look KILLAH in this outfit! Very pin-up. I love the bold contrast with the red, yellow and black

    The purse and the skirt are so fab in that shot together.

    You are right of course about the special details in vintage clothing. It takes simple clothing appreciation to a whole other level.

    Thanks for the shout-out! Much appreciated : )


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