January 14, 2019

Earning Some Gray Stripes

Stripes of gray on my suit, and wait...in my hair? I don't know, I notice my grey hairs in these photos but perhaps you will only see them now I have pointed them out to you? I'm 27 by the way, what the heck hair? No, no, actually I kinda like them. I tried to dye my hair grey last year (which failed) after all, I don't really mind if it does it on its own. The rest of my hair color is super faded as well too, but I have a cut and color coming up shortly, so I'll have renewed hair for the new year soon :)

This suit always makes me feel like a flight attendant. I mean, like a chic flight attendant, but still. It's the shade of blue I think. Please do not come to me for information on the emergency exits! I was wishing I had a more solid black silk scarf to pair with this ensemble, but I had to go for one with some yellow gold too. I have a hard time finding more solid colored silk scarves, I am always on the hunt for them. I tried pairing this suit with dark chocolate brown accessories too, but still I lacked the proper scarf to finish the look. My accessories collection is still incomplete!

Also, this is probably a 1950's suit, and I have 1940's victory rolls here, but eh? And then 1960's make-up...but eh? Mix eras, have fun, do whatever! 

Suit, Handbag, Gloves, Jewelry, and Scarf: Vintage
Shoes: Royal Vintage Shoes
Hosiery: Hanes (Amazon)

January 13, 2019

Making a Silk Button Back Top - VIDEO

I thought I would share some of my recent videos here on the blog, starting with this project diary for making a striped silk top! 

I just love this fabric, so when the project didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped the first time, I knew I had no choice but to fix it. A little extra time invested means I can now wear this top with confidence. I can't wait to pair it with my black suits and skirts. I may even make a full length skirt this year to pair with fancier tops like this one for evening. Not that I have many evening events to go to of course!

January 11, 2019

Winging It

Rather a "true" vintage filled outfit all in all, only the shoes and the sweater I have on underneath my suit here are modern items. Yet, nobody was really winging their eyeliner quite like this in 1948 were they?

But eyeliner is fun, make up in general is fun, so alas, here we are.

That's right, I'm winging it, but today I actually have a surge of motivation, a sudden energy to plan and get things done and dream big. These brief moments of charge never last, so I've got to live it up here while I can. Still, on the whole I'm feeling better this week, and certainly better than I felt this time last year.

Last January I felt quite low, until inspiration struck and then I threw everything else aside to write a novel all spring. As much as I want to keep my other plates spinning now...I'd be lying if I didn't say I dream of such a wondrous thing happening all over again. So if I disappear, it may be because I've chained myself to my desk again to dive into another world.

Also, I love this suit. The hat is new, a Christmas gift from my parents and it is in such good condition I looove it. I want one in every color now!

Suit, Hat, Gloves, Scarf, Brooch, Handbag, & Earrings: Vintage
Shoes: Sofft (Nordstrom)
Fishnets: Amazon

January 5, 2019


Asymmetry. In my hem, in my bob, in my brain?

I've just been feeling a little off, and I'm sure it will pass. I haven't really taken much of a real break over this holiday, even though that was what I was preaching to everybody else. Instead I set myself a big video challenge to work extra hard over the mix of days between the end of 2018 and the start of 2019...and now I'm sorta exhausted. Oops!

And my bob could use a trim (and a freaking color job eh? Look at that unintentional ombré). I've been playing with make-up a lot more than usual lately, and I think I'd like to be less strict with myself moving forward when it comes to wearing fun colorful make-up with vintage style. I always figure people want to see more accurate looks, but I should be focusing more on what I'd like to wear and less on what anyone else may or may not want to see of course. So I have fallen into the world of eye shadow headfirst. It's just more fun that way, not that I could ever leave my plain cat-eye liner alone forever!

I'm going to be taking it a bit easier (on myself that is) for the next few days, and hopefully hitting the salon too. What self care rituals get you through the new year blues? Asking for a friend ;)

Outfit details: Dress & faux wrap made by me, Shoes from American Duchess (but no longer available), Jewelry is vintage, Clutch from Charming Charlie, Fishnets from Amazon

December 25, 2018

Dreaming of a White Christmas

No snow on the ground this year here in Denver, but I did don a white dress I made in the height of summer and styled it for the holidays! Who says you can't wear white after labor day?

I hope everyone has a most wonderful holiday. I watched Carol last night and had yummy french toast brunch this morning, so really I'm living my best life currently, as the kids would say. Things may quiet down even more than usual here on the blog for the bit, but that is only because I will be attempting to put up a video everyday for the next two weeks over on my YouTube channel! Come say hello over there if you get a a chance ;)

Dress: Made by me
Belt, Gloves, Handbag, Hat, & Earrings: Vintage
Fishnets: Amazon
Shoes: Nine West
Petticoat: Malco Modes
Brooch: Made by me

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