Finally! I promised you a post on wardrobe mixing, but I realized that I just couldn't do it without making a full series of it. So, for the next 5-7 days, you'll get me mixing and matching related pieces, for inspiration on expanding the possibilities of a limited wardrobe.
Today's post starts with the dress that I first wore on Day 23 - as seen below. Sorry for the terrible photos!
Now, everyone knows you can toss a sweater on over a dress for a slightly different look (and I will do that this week) but skirts are something else. Put it in the category of #stuffIlearnedfromvixenvintage - Solanah is a genius with mixing, and does this little trick during our Fab Gabs photoshoots somewhat regularly.
Why this dress works great as a top: for one, it is shorter, making it unlikely to peek out underneath the skirt. It is neutral colors - a very, very soft tan, and black. Gingham is eternally cute. And it has that NECKLINE. Honestly, the neckline really makes it, both as a dress and as a separate. I paired it with a 1950s black homemade acetate satin circle skirt, that works with just about everything.I compromised on condition on the skirt, because it fits, and a black circle skirt is one of the most useful 50s garments you can buy.
Funny thing to note - fifteen minutes after these photos were taken, with that BRILLIANT sunset, the clouds broke open and it absolutely POURED. Yeesh! Glad we snagged them when we did.
Dress: Goodwill Bins
Skirt: Goodwill Bins. This is funny, because I really don't go that often.
Shoes: Goodwill. They're Reaction by Kenneth Cole. Not really vintage enough for my fancy days, but REALLY comfortable. Like, as comfortable as tennis shoes.
Earrings: Bakelite, gift from Jesse. They are brown now, but will polish down to purple. I can't wait!
Bangles: Bakelite, various