Well, it appears this month I’m on a rose print kick. After wearing a rose print dress for a Valentine’s Day dance I re-discovered this lovely 1950s silk rose print skirt when searching for something to wear out to dinner with friends. I had purchased it years ago, wore it once, and then completely forgot about it. At that moment a couple of thoughts ran through my mind. Was I losing my memory or do I just have waaaaay too much stuff that I’m losing track of it? I prefer to believe the latter.
So I have a new rule now, if I bring something new in, two things have to go.
I’ve always been a big fan of skirts as an alternative to slacks or jeans. And I particularly love the flared tea length or midi length skirts from the 50s.
What I particularly like about this one, aside from the fabulous print and the flowy silk fabric, is the olive green velvety leaves that are sewn onto the skirt. They add an interesting dimensional touch. It also has a black taffeta lining with tulle ruffle at the hem and a “Bullocks Wilshire” label, which was a very prestigious luxury department store back in the day. So it really wasn’t fair to have let this beauty languish in the dark recesses of my closet for so long. She deserved another chance to get out and have some fun!
On the black jersey wrap top I wore an ivory enamel vintage rose pin. The earrings are vintage green flower clip ons.
Found this cute olive green bag at a thrift a couple years ago. It caught my eye because it reminded me of the style of Fossil purses, which I love.
The inside label was “Relic” which I found out later is a moderately priced accessory line produced by Fossil.
And I’m wearing my black Chelsea Crew peep toe pumps again.
I realized after I took the photos, that on the table behind me was the green vintage coffee service that my friend had given me for my birthday. I leave it out on display because it’s so cute. And that day, it just happened to match my outfit too!
The cups are perfect for a nice, hot, foamy cappuccino, especially if it’s topped with black onyx chocolate sugar.
So, do tell. Have you ever found things in your closet that you forgot you had? Do you collect vintage tableware?
and Jess/Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for Turning Heads Tuesday