February 18, 2016

Serendipitous Suiting

I vaguely mentioned last week when debuting my tan suit that I found yet another vintage 1940's suit that same weekend. I found the tan suit in a vintage shop up in Fort Collins and then I came upon this black suit on Etsy, and the measurements were perfect (and the price an even better steal than the tan suit had been!). So of course, dear reader, I bought it.

I had always planned to make a black suit, I still may someday make a black suit, but I could never make a black suit this nice. I sew with a constant undercurrent of impatience, ensuring I could never put this much attention into the tailoring details. Those 40's tailors sure knew what they were doing! In this suit I feel equal parts old Hollywood film star and Rachel from Blade Runner, which is precisely the best way a suit can make a girl feel as far as I know.

I paired the suit with a pair of green gloves, my peacock jewelry, and a vintage art deco handbag for the #truevintageootd. I fell in love with this bag the moment I saw it, I mean it basically looks like a perfume bottle with its lovely Lucite topper above the clasp. Too cute to pass up!

I don't think I will ever get over my suit luck that weekend, adding these to my closet was such a privilege and I look forward to caring for and wearing both for years to come :)

Suit: Vintage (Etsy)
Fishnets: Amazon
Shoes: Nine West
Gloves & Handbag: Vintage
Faux Fur Shawl & Veil: Made by me
Jewelry: Vintage (Etsy)


  1. A good suit is never to be passed over so well done!

  2. That bag! What a beauty! This is a lovely shaped suit, a great wardrobe addition. I like the pop of green from your gloves.

  3. A fabulous suit indeed ~ you really can't go past a great piece like that. You've styled it perfectly, particularly with that amazing bag! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

    1. Thank you Bonita! I can't wait to wear it again :)

  4. What a find! And those green gloves with it - you accessorise wonderfully xxx


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