Monday, June 19, 2017

Vintage Voyager












When unable to travel by land, by sea, or even the air above, a vintage voyager can still do their best to at least travel through time. Sometimes I like to dress in a more modern mixed with vintage way, and sometimes I want to dress within one decade in mind as much as possible. So for this outfit, knowing I wanted to wear my new-ish ivory 30's hat, I wanted to put together an even more authentic look than perhaps is usual for me.

Though wrap dresses seemed to be a style used most often for house dresses in the 1930s, hopefully my linen/rayon blend dress would have counted as a day dress. This hat, which is one of my best finds ever, and my current one true love, called for some matching ivory colored accessories, and so I pulled out some ivory crochet gloves, a new-to-me ivory cord crochet handbag, some trusty celluloid jewelry, and my strappy bait heels. These shoes are a summer staple of mine, I have them in two colors even! I find them to be quite comfortable, must be that lovely curved but thicker heel shape.

I was really quite pleased with how these photos came out, the resulting vibe feels a bit Indian Summers or The Painted Veil to me. I never watched the second season of Indian Summers, should I? I loved the costumes but nearly everyone was so vile!

Dress: Made by me
Hat, Gloves, Handbag, & Jewelry: Vintage
Shoes: Bait footwear (Modcloth)
Fishnets: Amazon

10 comments:

  1. I missed the first season of Indian Summers but loved the second. The really vile characters get their comeuppance ;) That hat is so beautiful, no wonder you based this fab outfit around it! X

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    1. Thank you! And that is good to hear, perhaps I'll try to find it then!

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  2. Cate or Vix would be the Indian Summers expert - I never watched it, but you do look awfully pretty here. That bag is so cute.

    (I get annoyed with a lot of modern stuff set in the Raj, because it almost always overlooks the Eurasian community, which was sizeable and well-established. My great-grandmother was from that community, and we're planning to go back to Kolkata next year for a holiday.)

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    1. Thank you! The bag was smaller than I thought it would be when I ordered it, but it is in such nice condition!

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  3. Such a lovely colour - and what a fabulous little bag! Kx

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  4. So chic! That hat really is lovely, and I think this definitely would have been a smart, stylish day dress in the 30s. Loving these photos - the setting and the outfit are so unexpected together, but somehow they work beautifully.

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    1. Thank you Jessica! This park is one of my favorites, the old trees are positively torn apart, I can only imagine they were struck down by lightning they have ended up so twisted.

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  5. I love this outfit! Especially the cream accessories you have paired with it! Your purse is especially amazing, as those purses are so often found in navy and black.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  6. I would watch the second series of Indian Summers, I really enjoyed it. Love the hat and bag, they go so well together. Great outfit.

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