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.
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.
Authentic 1950s red faux leather kelly bag.
Vintage inspired black nubuck Mary Jane pumps with bow accents.
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.
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.
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