January 7, 2016

The New Look

Am I looking down again in every photo? Yes. :( The midday sun was trying to bind me I assure you. Even with my wider brimmed hat, I was squinting and going snow blind. The many faceted perils of winter everyone. Though I later found out it was the one day of the year when the earth is closest to the sun in its orbit so perhaps it really was a little bit brighter out than usual!

I am always looking for reasons to wear this velvet hat of mine, so when I realized it would go well with this velvet jacket I rarely wear I was pretty pleased. I paired the two with my hounds-tooth 1/2 circle skirt for an early 50's new look inspired ensemble. This was the first outing for my new red gloves, which are just a tad snug (apparently most ladies had tiny hands! or mine are very large...) and had some slight staining on the palms that wasn't mentioned in the listing. Still, I have them a wash and in the end they really set off the red in this skirt. I acquired two other pairs of gloves over the post-Christmas sales time period and am going to incorporating them into my wardrobe a little more often, at least in winter when the temperatures really do warrant them!

I have been struggling with getting sewing done so far this year, but hopefully I will finish a deep blue and gold brocade dress I have been working on this week. I want to finish the dress before I jump into making the first of my planned skirt suits. I hope you all are having a great week back to reality after the holidays!

Jacket: from my mom
Skirt: Made by me
Tights: What Katie Did
Knit top: Banana Republic
Shoes: Nine west
Gloves and Brooch: Vintage
Hat: Made by me
Earrings: Forever 21


  1. This is so beautiful, the bow detail on that hat is fantastic, you've really nailed the 40s New Look - and I read your previous post where you talk about blogging goals and really look forward to your 40s outfits this year :)


    1. Thank you! I have really been forties focused lately, I want to be a bit more era specific with my ensembles this year. I in turn am excited for your deco looks on your new blog :)

  2. Super beautiful outfit. The classic lines and endlessly chic, winter perfect hues here are slaying me in the most delightful of ways.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Holy flipping heck this outfit is amazing. That hat sings a song you know all the words to.


    1. Aw thank you Liana! It is a favorite hat for sure <3

  4. Stunning! I'm a bit jealous of the gorgeous snowy backdrop too. I do love seeing your hat collection, I imagine that it must take over an entire room in your house! x

    1. Thank you Porcelina! The snow was blinding me on this particular day so I wasn't a fan. It can be very pretty, but not with the midday sun bounding off of it! My hats do take up quite a bit of space, one day I'd love to have a huge closet room, that't the dream!

  5. Hurray, skirt suits! You look lovely.

  6. Lovely hat with such a pretty trim. It goes so well with the skirt and jacket.

  7. I don't know how you manage to do it; but you have all my favourite elements in this look... Velvet, a gorgeous skirt and of course, a fabulous hat! Love it! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill


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