So, I've been trying to come up with something that will motivate me to get blogging. And for something that will keep my motivated to lose weight. They're both challenges for me to be consistent about, for whatever reason.
Then, while at Viva Las Vegas, I met the author of this amazing blog: 365 Vintage Days
If you haven't seen it before, it's absolutely inspiring. She wore 365 completely different 1950s ensembles. My hat is off to her! (Heck, make that all of my hats!)
I'll admit, even being in the business, I don't have *quite* enough clothing - let alone in my current size! to make it through an entire year without a single garment repeat. But, I do love to mix and match separates, find new ways to use and pair the accessories I've got, and - when you count all of my clothing, across all sizes - not an unimpressive collection.
The challenge: Wear a unique vintage ensemble (reproduction pieces may be included) every day for 365 days - I'll start at my current 34" waist and plan to end with a 28" waist, which will allow me to wear pieces in my collection that I haven't put on in over three years. With your encouragement, I know I can make it!
So here we go with Day 1! Hopefully my self-photography skills will improve with time. My options for a place to set the camera were limited - forgive the tree branches!About the ensemble: I love brown with red. It lets the red speak for itself, buts lends a casual feel. Perfect for early spring in Oregon.
Jumblelaya - this is current favorite, you're sure to see with paired with separated and accessories in varied colors.
Accessories: Wooden Pin, an antique store find. The bakelite is mostly thrifted, but one of the red was a gift from my father when I was 17, and a carved butterscotch from a Christmas present from my ex-husband.
Socks: Purchased deadstock at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender
Shoes: The Remix Scroll Platform Wedge