(Outfit: 1950s checkered shirt; 1940s sailor trousers; 1930s lace collar; Vigoss oxfords)
This past week I was home from school for spring break; the weather was a marvelous mixture of bright warm sun and misty rains, and the temperatures were in the 50s-- spring is here at last!! Unfortunately our internet connection was on the fritz and about as slow as dial-up, so I took an enforced blogging holiday.
About a month ago I bought a WWII-era sailor uniform on eBay. Amazingly the clothes were small enough to fit me, 30" inseam and all! (Yes, I'm quite short.) These wool sailor pants have become my version of sweat-pants; they're very cozy and practical for lazy days and errand running, but still quite chic and tailored looking. Oh, and I just realized that as my blouse in this outfit is a vintage little boy's shirt, I am wearing genuine men's wear top to toe-- a rare event for me, but an exciting one! I'm really loving 1930s-inspired menswear looks (a la the inimitable Marlene and Kate
Add a 1960s faux-fur coat (of which I have three now... yikes!) and my faithful 50s Life Stride purse, and I'm ready to face winter's last stand...
I hope you all had a great week! Enjoy the rest of the weekend : )
I'll be spending Sunday unpacking my spring clothes and folding away much of my winter garb... hooray!!