(Outfit: H&M blouse; thrifted "shorts"; Vigoss oxfords)
Hello! Like my skirt? ... well, surprise, they're actually shorts! Or perhaps culottes, or a skort, or capris. I'm not quite sure what to call it, really. I just know it was less than a dollar at The Garment District's Dollar-A-Pound, and as I can never resist anything high-waisted and nautical themed, I snatched it up. As you probably figured out from my post's title, I modeled this outfit after one of my favorite fashion icons, the lovely Gibson Girls!
Then in the summer, I think I'll pair it with a bright 1940s style blouse and espadrilles for a pin-up worthy seaside look.
And yes, oh my gosh, this outfit is entirely modern! And my hair is down and un-set! Of course, my 1940s wool coat and the antique lace scarf I tied in my hair before going out made it all better ; ) Much as I respect the girls who wear off-the-rack clothes and look fabulous, I suffer from acute vintage withdrawals if I dress in head-to-toe modern for too long, and have to run to my closet for a fix of faded calico and decaying silk, haha.
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(hahaha... I like how I have random vintage garments hanging everywhere; hey, it's like three outfits in one post! This blue sailor dress to my left is in line to get hemmed, and the Victorian bodice and 50s crinoline in the top pic are too delicate to stuff in my crowded closet)
♥ I'll see you Monday, with a tour of the pretty abandoned cottage I've been promising! ♥
(...and my outfit, of course-- a cornflower blue 1940s dress in this fabric:)