Alright, so this blouse is too big for me, I'll be putting some darts into the waist soon, but I had to wear it as soon as I got it in the mail! I had never seen a blouse like this in black, so I had to snap it up. I have another similar blouse in ivory, and this style made in poly/rayon or poly/cotton blends seem to be from the 1960s mostly and were made in China. This one is marked Shanghai while the ivory is merely marked China. The embroidery on these blouses is super stunning!
I paired the blouse with a newly made rayon/linen blend A-line skirt. I have a serious lack of A-line skirts in my wardrobe, having focused on making pencil skirts for such a long time. I am finally now working on expanding my collection of more flared skirts as they often work better for 1930s and 40s styled looks. Though this blouse is from the 60s or 70s, I wanted to try and style it earlier so I also wore my 1940's heels from Remix and a tooled leather clutch.
Since the world outside is only just beginning to turn green again, these photos are from a visit to the ever lush tropical conservatory at the Denver Botanic Gardens! I love a faux jungle, all of the plant life with none of the scary snakes and huge bugs. I am a fake adventurer! I hope you all have had a lovely weekend, I spent a lot of mine scanning the 1943 Montgomery ward catalog pages so I promise there will be even more pages soon!
|Blouse: Vintage (Etsy)|
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Remix Shoes
Earrings, Bracelet, Belt, & Clutch: Vintage (Etsy)