There are things in the world of vintage you think you would be lucky to ever even see in person, let alone own, and the Lilli Ann of San Francisco label is one of them. Most of us have admired a fabulous Lilli Ann suit on another vintage gal, on Pinterest, or perhaps live at a fancy vintage shop. They are always rather expensive, because they are fabulous. To tell you the truth I never thought I would own one, what a crazy idea! They are pricey, the odds of finding a suit in my size was so dubious to dream about. Then I was browsing Etsy last Monday morning and spotted something rather extraordinary...
"A Lilli Ann, hmm lets click on it just to admire it. Oh wait what do those measurements say? Wait what was that price again?..."
Before I knew what had happened I had put the suit on reserve, and after my paycheck cleared, I had hit the buy now button. One just doesn't hesitate when a perfect Lilli Ann magically appears. I seriously never thought I would get to own a Lilli Ann, but this one was somehow crazy affordable. It was still money I hadn't been planning on spending, but again a LIILI ANN LADIES!
It isn't in perfect condition of course, there are a few spots where either a month has had a nibble or something similar. They are small, and luckily on the back of the collar so my hair hides the damage. I plan on darning/stabilizing these areas and the one small spot of similar damage on the skirt. Other than these tiny areas the suit is in great wearable condition and more importantly FITS PERFECTLY! Imagine for a moment, my worry, spending more than I ever had before on a vintage item (but still a crazy deal) not knowing if it would fit when it arrived! Thank goodness it fits <3
I paired the suit with a big hat, a new taupe handbag (that looked ivory online but whatever), my beige gloves, and some carved bone jewelry. I tried to film a tutorial of how I do my basic retro hairstyle I'm rocking here, but I'm pretty sure the sound didn't record so I'll see id I can salvage it!
Goodness the details though, the ivory piping, the carved shell buttons, the flecked navy fabric! Ahhhh Lilli Ann! It will be days before I get over it, I am just so pleased :)
I hope you all have a lovely start to the week!
|Lilli Ann (!!!) Suit: HungryHeartVintage|
Gloves, Scarf, Jewelry, Hat: Vintage