Specifically vintage fall fashions. Fall is a beautiful season, perhaps the loveliest one of all, and deserves clothes that compliment it's beauty. It's also the ideal time to be outside in nature, so comfort is key. Then of course there is my favorite Holliday, Halloween. Below are some items I'm hoping to wear this fall.
1) A Pendleton Jacket-Made in Canada these iconic wool coats in tartan plaids are perfect for outdoor wear among the fall leaves. Comfortably cozy they are neither to heavy or too light for autumn winds.
3) Cowichan Sweater-Another Canadian classic. Oversize, cozy, and perfect for fall. Just look how amazing Marilyn looked in hers.
6) Saddle Shoes-Another campus classic and originally meant for the younger set but I'm really hopi g to score my first pair of saddle shoes this fall. Hopefully authentic.
7) A novelty circle skirt- These are so much fun but nearly impossible to find in modern, read 27 and up waist sizes. I've yet to come across one I can squeeze my 30 inch waist into. However, I recently discovered Girl In A Whirl on face book she makes custom novelty circle skirts in all sizes. Dogs are a common theme. They don't exactly come cheap so squeezing in five dogs maybe a financial impossibility but I'm thinking of something with a pug and a poodle. Here are two of her cute skirts
8) A 1930s style wool dress-You can't always be casual, or at least I can't. For dressier days I'm thinking of a classic wool dress like this one worn by Poirit's Miss. Lemon. She wore it in the Egyptian Tomb episode and I'm obsessed with the pyramid detailing. I asked Sew Vintage Seamstress to make me a copy that I'm sure will be amazing. I hope to channel some of Miss Lemon's elegant efficiency while wearing it, but it seems unlikely.
9) A simple 1920s day dress- My favorite 20s looks are not the glitty gatsbyesque numbers, but the quieter, simpler day time dresses that are so often over looked during period retrospectives. The simple black button dress with white collar and cuffs worn by Louise Brooks in the charming 1926 film The Show Off. Ive asked Sew Vintage Seamstress to make me one in a similar vein.
10) Something Halloweeny-I might have said before, oh about a 1000 times, is that Halloween is my favorite Holliday. Even so I really have no interest in a traditional costume. My favorite Halloween look are the costume dresses worn in the 1920s.
I used a bonus check from work and splurged on one from Guermantes Vintagre.
Hopefully, I'm brave enough to wear it for a few days in October. It's too special to save for Halloween only.
What are your plans for fall? Fashion or otherwise.