1950s SchoolgirlPosted: July 6, 2022 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: brooch, brown, brown plaid pleated skirt, canvas monk shoes, white, white short sleeve shirt Leave a comment
I didn’t realize it until I put this post together, but I actually wore this shirt in three different outfits over the course three weeks, and each outfit is inspired by a certain decade – first the 1930s, then the outfit with the cloisonne brooch is 1940s, and this one is 1950s. It just goes to show how versatile a good basic piece can be. The shirt itself is not vintage-inspired (the camp collar is a bit vintage, I guess), but because it’s so timeless, it can go with everything and every decade! As for this outfit, it is a bit schoolgirl-ish, so I wanted a school-related accessory, but it turns out I didn’t have any! In the end, I chose my DoodleBob pin. The pencil is kind of school-related, and it’s a bit of tongue-in-cheek anachronism too (there was no SpongeBob in the 1950s), which I like.
CloisonnePosted: July 1, 2022 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: blue, brooch, navy wide-leg pants, red, red slingbacks, white, white short sleeve shirt 2 Comments
I’ve always wanted a cloisonne brooch. There is something about the look of cloisonne that screams “vintage” to me (not surprising, since the technique has been around since antiquity), and the designs often have a touch of Art Nouveau about them, which I love. So I was quite excited to find this brooch – between the cloisonne, the floral design, and the cutouts, it’s just so me. I paired it with a simple outfit so it can really shine, but I’m thinking it could work on a more maximalist outfit too. Let’s wait until fall/winter and see if I could wear it more.
1930s GolferPosted: June 24, 2022 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: blue, blue linen skirt, brooch, brown, brown spectator shoes, white, white short sleeve shirt 1 Comment
This outfit was built around these shoes. Ever since I gave my saddle shoes to my sister, I’ve been looking for a pair with the same two-tone look, but easier to style – for me, saddle shoes tend to conjure up a certain sporty look that is not really “me” (which is why I gave my pair to my sister.) So I was really excited to come across this pair – they have that masculine, spectator-esque look that I like, but they’re more versatile and not as sporty as saddle shoes. Having said that, it’s a bit ironic that I ended up choosing a sporty look as the inspiration for this outfit, more specifically, 1930s women’s golfing attire. The buttons on the skirt remind me of women’s sportswear back then, and I went with the sporty theme by wearing my quiver brooch – it looks a bit like a golf bag, doesn’t it?
Flower PowerPosted: September 17, 2021 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: brooch, brown, brown clog sandals, brown culottes, white, white short sleeve shirt Leave a comment
These flower pins are actually earrings. They’re included for free in a purchase I made from a vintage boutique a while ago, and I’m never one to let some free jewelry go to waste. My ears are not pierced and these are too big for my sister’s taste, so I used them as pins instead. The back is not as sharp as actual pins and a bit more difficult to push through fabric though, so maybe I’ll only wear them with knitted items from now on.
Speaking of knitted things, we just had some heavy rain lately, and the first hint of fall seems to be in the air… but it’s still too hot for anything but cotton and linen. So I had to make do with some fall colors (like these mossy brown culottes) while dreaming of sweater weather.
Girl In Beige And BrownPosted: July 26, 2021 Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: beige, beige culottes, brown, brown lace-up mules, brown waistcoat, style imitating art, white, white short sleeve shirt 3 Comments
Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Robert Henri’s portrait “Girl in Rose and Gray“. Like I said in my post last week, I don’t really see rose and gray in the painting; rather, I see beige and brown (I guess it’s a case of The dress), so I went with those colors. These culottes are perfect to mimic the drapes of the woman’s dress, and I added a waistcoat and my lace-up mules to reflect the layering and crisscrossing of the fabrics. I’m really happy with how the outfit turns out. Sure, it was a bit hot for a waistcoat, but for SIA, I’m willing to go a little unseasonable.
Don’t forget to check Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!