April 3, 2018

Wishing Winter Farewell

This is indeed a very wintry ensemble, but spring has not quite sprung here in Colorado just yet. You can see snow on the ground in these photos, and it can snow off and on all the way into May here, so I can't quite put my sweaters and jackets away for straw hats and cotton. So please forgive my velvet and tartan in April if you can, I know it's a bit odd...

I recently picked up some new hat veiling, since I have been adding my standard black birdcage veil over many hats (and wearing veiling alone) so often this year and wanted to add some more variety! This one is a larger size net and I really love it! I also bought a thicker/weightier black veiling and some more standard veiling in navy blue and dark purple. How do you all feel about vintage veiling/netting? I love veiled hats and wearing veiling alone just over my hair as well, but I know it is super old fashioned these days. Veils of the religious and not vintage fashion verity are so politicized these days, but I suppose netting like this is almost not considered a "veil" in the same way as ones that actually hide the face. It is still a little barrier to the world, but I like to think it's more like delicate armor.

I hope you all aren't real tired of seeing this same velvet jacket again and again by the way, I just love it and it pairs with so much in my wardrobe that I can't help but wear it all the time :)

This is going up a day later than I usually post, can you guess why? Yes, that's right, I have been super busy with writing! I am so close to finishing this manuscript (I shouldn't say that and jinx it somehow!), but now I'm worried it may be too long. It can be easy to let the cold hard facts of publishing be a storm cloud hanging in the distance above the horizon. First time authors rarely get a book deal with something over 100,000 words...but I can't let reality deter me yet! I just have to finish first and worry about wanting to publish and be a real author someday (uhh, soon) second. I am starting to get real excited about finishing this draft so I can sew and make videos again. I miss my other passions ;) I'll be back to full form soon I promise!

Jacket, Gloves, Hat, Clutch, & Jewelry: Vintage
Veiling: Etsy
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Bait Footwear
Fishnets: Amazon


  1. That jacket really is so versatile, and I like the way you have brought in different colours in your posts. Who'd have thought you could get away with yellow gloves against that skirt, but it really works. Kx

    1. Thank you! The plaid does have a bit of yellow in it, but I also just like yellow gloves so I'll take any excuse to wear them ;)

  2. I like the vintage netting veil.

    I'm wishing winter something too, and there's an F in there... GAAAH I WANT SOME SUN!

    1. Thank you Mim! We luckily get sun and snow both together here in Colorado, so it is bright out but still cold. I like grey skies though, which is why I need to move to Britain...

  3. I adore this look! And before you know it all of the snow will have melted away!

    Oh! How exciting! I hope it all pans out for you with your book!


  4. Lovely look. I would be wearing all the winter things if there was snow in the ground! Sounds like you are making great progress with your book.


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