(outfit: 1940s silk bedjacket; 1950s house dress; 1980s Nine West kitten heels; thrifted pearls and vintage silk ribbons as necklaces)
Hmm. Remember the good old days when I took outfit photos in fun and exciting places amidst dazzling scenery and wearing light pretty clothes? Unfortunately my dorm room and fairly urban college campus are not conducive to the most interesting photo shoots, especially not when said dorm room is looking kinda trashed after one of my roommate's all too frequent weeknight binge drinking soirees. Ah well, warm temperatures should be here any day now, and believe it or not I start my summer holiday in about a month and a half-- pretty hard to believe considering the snowfall we just got on Monday!
I've been wearing this silky bedjacket a lot lately; it gives my outfits a springy lift, but I can batten it down under layers of wool and stay warm too. Don't you hate the word "bed jacket", though? It reminds me of distressing phrases like "bed ridden" and "straight jacket". I will start calling it my "silky cape-like jacket" instead.
My favorite antiques dealer let me have this cute late 40s/early 50s dress for $3.00; she told me about how it was from her personal collection, but it reminded her so much of me that she went to her closet (her house is attached to the store) and got it out especially for me! She and her husband own this amazing old Colonial farmhouse packed with antiques and curiosities in the middle of nowhere; I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who ever buys any of the old clothes there! They're always really excited to see me in my vintage outfits; shopping there is such a treat.
(Ah, self timers catch the strangest facial expressions!)
Good gosh, Anita Carter was just the prettiest: