Let It Go

Merry Christmas to all that celebrate it, and happy holidays to everyone! Here’s a Christmassy outfit to end the year, featuring yet another blue velvet piece – this skirt. it also looks like a real-world version of an Elsa costume, hence the post title. I saw a bunch of these pleated velvet skirts at my local and may have bought one in every color… In my defense, they’re pretty classic, so I hope to get years of wear out of them.

Anyway, this is the last outfit post of 2020. Next week will be a full week of yearly review posts, so stay tuned!


1940s Inspired

Since my rediscovery of thrift/secondhand/vintage shopping earlier this year, I’ve been leaning hard into my vintage-inspired style, especially 1940s style. I’ve always been drawn to 1930s-1950s style anyway, but 1940s style is a lot easier to recreate than 1950s’ (no puffy skirt, no shapewear), and it’s more functional and practical than 1930s’ too. Of course, I don’t want to look costume-y, so I tend to look for clothes that can be translated into modern outfits. One such piece is this short-sleeve sweater. I paired it with my paper-bag pants for something like this or this, and the pattern of the sweater is interesting enough on its own so I kept the rest of the outfit simple.