I think I say this a lot, but I feel like I don’t do enough outfits posts around here that aren’t just me-made reveals. What do think–would you like to see more? (Admittedly some might just be seeing me-made items accessorized in different manners.)
Well whether you would or would not, you get one today! On Friday evening, we went out to dinner with my inlaws. I went casual in a striped knit tee from Pinup Girl Clothing, Freddies of Pinewoods jeans, and Remix wedges. A mix of American and UK repro head to toe!
In case you haven’t noticed, the way I like to accessorize often focuses on one or two key colors, which is something I picked up from years of loving and studying vintage style. Don’t get me wrong, I adore a good pop of a statement color (like later in the weekend when I wore the same shirt with turquoise heels), but my outfits usually have a somewhat narrow focus of color.
This day, I zeroed in on red and brown, although I peppered in black with my Luxulite necklace and a so-dark-green-it’s-almost-black Bakelite bangle, and a slightly lighter dark green one to match my evergreen nails. I also carried a dark green leather purse which sadly I forgot to include!
It was a particularly windy evening, which I swear always happens when it’s time to take photos. I must admit, however, that even though it messed up my hair, the result wasn’t nearly as bad as when my hair is long.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be able to set my hair again. I had no idea it was a routine I’d really miss… but I did! And my go-to fast setting pattern is now proving equally as useful with short hair, with only a couple of minor tweaks to my routine.
I’ve been so thrilled at the return of warmer weather that I’ve been living in dresses lately, but I threw this on for a change. If you knew me before I ever wore vintage styles regularly you’d recall I was very much a jeans and cute t-shirt kind of gal. This is just my vintage version!
It’s equally at home for a casual dinner out (like Friday, with wedges and fun accessories) as it would be camping or working in the garden (with Keds and a head scarf, undoubtedly how you’ll see this look again later this summer).
And until I donned this outfit, I’d temporarily forgotten how much I absolutely love stripes. Now if only I had polka dot tees! Swoon. Maybe I should get over my reluctance to sew with knits. Eh, we’ll see.
striped tee – Pinup Girl Clothing
jeans – Freddies of Pinewoods
40s-style wedges – Remix Vintage Shoes
necklace – Luxulite
Bakelite bangles – Brighter Bakelite and misc.
lucite earrings – misc.
patent belt – Target
nail polish – courtesy of Couture Gel Nail Polish (color: High Roller)
Filed: Vintage Wardrobe