So much vintage clothing lately! It's just not like me! I wrote about why I don't have much #truevintage clothing back in 2015 (also that post reads a bit bitter now, I was a bit sore about not being able to afford vintage!) and I still agree with many of my original points. Vintage is harder to find in a 30" inch+ waist, vintage is pricey, and I am forever afraid things will shatter to shreds on me, but I have been so so soooo lucky to find some amazing suits over the past year that have me changing my tune. Of course having a much better job and therefore more of a budget for vintage helps heaps too, the good stuff just isn't cheap! (except for the time I got that great 40's suit for only $75 bucks which I still think was a steal since it's in such good nick!).
So enter my suit collection, and now a few lonely jackets too, including this new-to-me velvet jacket from the ever wonderful vintage shop Over Attired. I just love the cord trim around the shawl collar and the faceted glass buttons! Plus a 3 button stance is better for my shape, so this jacket turned out to be a perfect fit! The good thing about a black velvet jacket is that I can always make a matching skirt and have the two pieces match up quite well. Not much has changed about black velvet in the last 60 years! For its first wearing I paired the jacket with my peacock feather brocade skirt and black sheer back-seamed tights. Black shoes tied in the jacket, but I wore gold and teal jewelry to spice up all the dark tones. The rayon corde clutch seemed like a great match for the cord trim on the blazer so that was the final finishing touch.
Also, can I just say trying to get decent lighting in winter is a pain? Why winter! Harsh sunlight and blinding snow, then an early sunset, goodness! (I complain a lot, so sorry) This may have been too dressy a look for a Sunday afternoon, but after the first week back to work we could all use a little glamour right? Plus they always give me the best funny looks in the Starbucks drive through ;)
|Jacket: Vintage (Over Attired on Etsy)|
Skirt: Made by me
Tights: Hanes (Amazon)
Brooch & Earrings, Bracelets, & Clutch: Vintage (Etsy)