First off - gals, I am having real problems with consistency! I am so sorry. I am going to tack days onto the end of the year for outfits - I don't see another solution. Somehow, we just forgot to photograph Friday's outfit, and makeups seem like cheating. Friday was SUPER busy, one thing after nothing, all the way to getting home at 1am. Also, if I don't post a blog - I probably didn't get to the gym. It's frustrating.
Saturday, however, was another story entirely. A film student came up to do a film on vintage lifestyle. Janey of Atomic Redhead organized the day - you can read about it on her blog soon, I'm sure. Solanah took all the photos - you can tell!
Anyway, I felt the need to dress to impress.
A really grand outfit is more than just a striking dress, or blouse, or hat. It is made in the details. Like a coat that wears on one's shoulders, or a massive novelty brooch.
... or a statement handbag...
... or a unique use of veiling.
Or heck, all of the above. That's my style!
1940s wrap skirt (what a cheat, it actually doesn't fit yet): Bombshell Vintage
Late 1930s Novelty Blouse: Mystery Mister in San Francisco
Late 1930s Hat: Vintage Blue Moon, at the Santa Monica Vintage Expo
Handbag: Antique store in Las Vegas
Shoes: Faryl Robin, at Goodwill
Coat: Goodwill, I THINK
Vintage stockings (which were sagging at the end of the day) Goodwill bins
Hopefully, this outfit will answer the question I've now gotten a few times - don't you EVER buy your clothing retail? I do, I just haven't for a long time, because of weight gain. I haven't wanted to invest in being the size I'm at. A lot of my smaller sizes and hats, and more impressive accessories were purchased retail.