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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vintage Outfit Post-1930s Ski Suit

When the temperature drops it can be very hard to decide what to wear, particularly if you are into vintage.  Dresses and seamed stockings are just not going to cut it.    I'm always cold and I've really struggled with what I can wear on the coldest days to keep my vintage identify intact without freezing.   While looking through my 1930s Fashion Source book I was particularly struck by the gorgeous ski suits.

Now I've been skiing exactly one time about 14 years ago and I spent nearly the entire time in the cabin teaching my pug Tubby tricks, but I certainly don't remember anyone wearing anything as chic as this on the slopes.  If they had I'm sure Im would have spent more time skiing.  So even though I knew I wouldn't be skiing it did occur to me that a vintage ski suit might well be the perfect thing for a vintage lover to wear on a blustery winter day, even if they had no intention of hitting the slopes.  I searched on Etsy and found the perfect 1930s ski suit in my size.  It was a big investment so I waited until I had my tax return funds to buy it.  

It's incredibly thick and warm and I love how it looks.  Unfortunately it really hasn't been very cold this winter so I have only had a few opportunities to wear it.  

Fry is wearing a new outfit in these pictures too.  Its a pug snuggly by yogi and was one of his birthday presents in September.  

I accessorized my ski suit with 1940s over shoes, a green knit hat from Chloe Hearts Owls that I won on instagram, 1930s sunglasses,  and a 1950s ski pin.  

It really is a fun warm outfit.  It almost makes me want to try skiing again.


  1. Well I finks you BOTH look very, very smart and chic
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Great idea! It certainly is tough to maintain any style when the temps get in the single digits (or below zero as we've had in Chicago lately!). Vintage skisuit seems to be the way to go!

  3. You look fantastic in your ski suit! I love the ski pin very much, too. Very pretty!

  4. Could you wear fur? It wasn't considered wrong to wear in past times and it has to be warm,

  5. That's amazing, just like the ones in the pictures and you really suit it.
    Lynne x

  6. How cool. You look like the picture
    Lily & Edward

  7. Cate Coles said...
    Oh, I love 1930s ski suits and I can't believe you actually found an original one. What an amazing treasure to have! It looks oh-so-warm and snuggly, perfect for those icy cold days. A double breasted ski jacket very much like the plaid one on the second picture has been on my list on things to sew for a few months now but don't think I'll get around to it this winter. x

  8. it looks great! hopefully it will get cold enough for you to wear it! i love the brooch.

  9. So fabulously awesome!!! A two or three piece vintage ski suit has been on my "holy grail" wish list for years now. I hope I can find one as fantastic as yours at long last one of these days.

    Big hugs & happy weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  10. I would not have thought that a vintage ski suit would look good as something to wear outside of the ski fields - but it does! It looks so cute and fun and stylish. What a great idea! I love it.

  11. What an wonderful winter outfit!!! The ski suit was an amazing find!

  12. ohhh you have a Leavenworth pin! I have always wanted to visit there because it's a little Bavarian like City. That pin is adorable and I just love your ski suit (actually the whole outfit). Excellent look!

    Liz :)

  13. Fabulous outfit! Looks so warm and snug!

  14. So perfect on you! I love the vintage brooch with it too! So adorable and fun!


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