Well, it's not one of those super kitschy Christmas sweaters, but it still feels holiday to me!
I snagged this lovely Icelandic style sweater at Target of all places. I usually have a hard time finding fair isle or Icelandic style color work sweaters that are vintage appropriate because modern sweaters usually use colors that just look took contemporary or off somehow. I thought this blue and red number wasn't too bad, though I still dream of having a proper fair isle sweater someday in nice muted 1940's colors. I paired the new sweater with my dark red sateen pencil skirt, red belt and jewelry, and a navy handbag with two tone navy and ivory shoes. I'm actually not sure this outfit really "works", but it did the job while I was out holiday shopping with my mom last weekend.
This may be TMI, but hey, it's vintage silhouette related. I forgot to wear a vintage style (more bullet-esk) style bra with this look and I think that's 50% of my problem in feeling it just doesn't look right. I have gotten so used to wearing more retro styled shape wear that now I feel frumpy without it! Anyway...
I do love that holiday decorations show up all over town this time of year! We have yet to decorate our tree yet, but it's on the agenda for this evening. I keep saying it, but darn I'm busy this time of year! How do I always forget how crazy December is? I need to prepare further in advance next year so I don't get thrown off my proverbial train tracks and get derailed so far from my goals! Speaking of goals, I need to get back to sewing before I return to work (it's Sunday as I write this) since so little weekend time remains! I hope you all had a lovely Monday <3
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Chelsea Crew (Royal Vintage Shoes)
Handbag & Belt: Vintage