I love my Care Free dress but this year I began thinking I wanted a more casual vintage inspired Valentine's outfit. I thought a 1940s style pinafore would be a good idea. Warm and idea for layering pinafores are a great practical winter clothing item. I went to the vintage pinafore expert, Deborah of TheBlackPinafore on Etsy, and told her my idea. My inspiration was the pinafore set worn by Betty Garett in the 1949 film Neptune's Daughter.
I asked Deborah to make me a similar vest topped pinafore in a darker red with a blouse and collar tie to match. She did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with the results.
It's exactly the kind of vintage outfit I most enjoy wearing, comfortable and practical and it will work equally well in winter or spring.
I paired my pinafore set with a blue wool beret (you can get them on Amazon for ten dollars or less), red 1960s nylon gloves, and a 1940s celluloid novelty brooch.
These two vintage style Valentine's outfits will definitely have me feeling the love this year. Happy early Valentines!