Stripes and denim

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!

Stripes and denim

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.

Stripes and denim

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!

Stripes and denim

Luxulite

Stripes and denim

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.

windy

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.

Stripes and denim

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).

Stripes and denim

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.

Stripes and denim

outfit details

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)

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Golly, 26 Comments!

  • Cool casual look :)

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  • Deborah Garretty April 21, 2014 at 11:13am

    Really stylish! Love the look. Your jewellery is fabulous also. We are finally getting some warmer weather here in the UK too. Thanks for your posts.

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  • Such a cute, casual outfit, and the green fingernail polish really makes the outfit! Fantastic!

    Cheers,
    Jenny

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  • Perfection–I love all your outfit posts. I’d been wondering where that shirt came from as I noticed it in an instagram photo from a few weeks ago.

    Collette Patterns just came out with a knits book, if you are interested in taking the plunge. Knits scare me too, but I’ve learned a lot from Sarai in terms of sewing with wovens, so I’m sure the knits book will be fabulous!

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    • Ooh, may have been another shirt as I hadn’t pulled this one out yet! I bought it over winter when it there was a sale but it was still too chilly to wear it. LOL!

      Yeah, I’m tempted by the knits book but something about sewing with knits just feel very appealing. I haven’t quite put my finger on it yet! Maybe it’s because the only knits I wear are t-shirts, and that just doesn’t feel very exciting to sew. :P

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  • What a cute outfit! I don’t really wear wide-leg jeans, but I’m tempted to try them after seeing your look here!

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    • Thanks! I love these ones, they’re their Classics style. They’re not too wide for small people, so you’re not swimming in them which is really nice! A bit wide but not crazy, you know?

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  • I like it all! Keep it coming!

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  • I’d wear this Everywhere!! Such a great look and I’m so glad you shared it. I’m glad to see that Pin-up tee has bust darts; I don’t remember seeing that on the website, so I’ll have to check them out again. Love the manicure color, too… I tend to stick to color families (red/black) with my outfits and add a pop of color (surprise, Green!) as well.

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  • I really enjoy getting to see the things you make, but I like a good outfit post as well. I love seeing more casual vintage ensembles and what people wear for an everyday look, and this outfit looks very cute and comfy at the same time. I too am a bit fearful when it comes to knits. The few time I’ve sewn with knits I’ve had really great experiences and really bad ones, never anything in between. I hope you do more outfit posts in the future.
    Sarah

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  • Wonderful! I love your reveal posts of things you’ve made, but I also just like seeing what you’re wearing day-to-day! Great outfit, you look comfortable and cool. x

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  • Cute outfit – those jeans are fantastic! :)

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  • Love!! Red stripes rule!! Your whole outfit is poppin’ ;)

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  • *whisper* make a coco….

    I love this outfit on you! I quite enjoy the outfit posts. Each time you show your Freddies I get closer and closer to buying a pair.

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    • Bwahahah! I am so not surprised to hear you say that. ;) If ever I did decide to dabble in knit tees, I definitely think it would be a Coco!

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  • That outfits looks adorable on you! Your accessories are always perfectly matched to your garments. Wonderful as usual.

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  • Fantastic outfit! I love a deep red, dark denim and crisp white partnered together like this. It really has to be one of my favourite colour combinations ever. You look thoroughly fantastic in it, dear Tasha.

    ♥ Jessica

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  • This is fabulous! I really don’t mind outfits that are made up of pieces you personally made. It’s really inspiring, as I often get frustrated when sewing. Of course different is always refreshing, and that’s what this post is! Like you, I am similar with my focus on colors and such. As always, a lovely outfit!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  • Your shirt is adorable!! I love the neck line and the bust darts. So flattering and feminine and cute! I already have those same jeans so I should probably just get the same shirt so I can grow up to be just like you ;) ;)

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  • I LOVE it. I often post variation after variation on the same exact outfit, and I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing the different ways you accessorize your pieces (especially the louder novelty prints). I love your classic combination of black and red in this casual ensemble.

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