If only this jacket actually fit me... I really need to put this suit up for sale as it is too small but I keep dreaming it will magically grow somehow! Still I pretended for a day by wearing it open over my new yellow sweater and that will have to do.
I just finished the dark red pencil skirt recently (using up fabric left over from making my red wiggle dress). I have so many cotton pencil skirts it's getting a bit ridiculous, I must switch over to making some in wool for winter time. As for the yellow sweater, I found it at H&M, though the ends of the sleeves had an odd slit/opening that I sewed shut. To finish the outfit I paired it with some perfect (and oh so soft) white leather gloves, a yellow belt, a cute little berry brooch, and oh wait--what are those shoes?! Yep, the new 1940's repro line from Royal Vintage shoes is out, and goodness how cute are these spectators in brown and white!
The arch support is so nice, and so unusual these days, that it actually surprised me when when I first slipped on the wonderful Peggy heels. There is simply nothing like an all leather shoe with a well balanced heel, instantly secure footing and no painful breaking-in period! I find that both of the styles I have tried from Royal Vintage's new line do run a bit on the larger side, but these Peggy's still fit in my regular size 10. The Marilyn's (I purchased the black and the red) were a bit big too, and though the black still fit if a tiny bit roomy, I had to send the red back for a 9.5 as they were just too big and wouldn't stay on my feet. Still they are all gorgeous and really well made shoes, so I can't wait to be wearing them constantly from now on!
I can't believe it is already Monday again! I don't know about you all, but I could use a whole week without early morning alarms! Sewing or sleeping, sometimes I wish I had more time for both ;)
|Skirt: Made by me|
Jacket, Handbag, Gloves, & Jewelry: Vintage
Shoes: Royal Vintage Shoes
Belt: Banana Republic
Tights: What Katie Did