has in the 21st century turned into an ugly sweater joke. Personally I'll never be convinced that the right festive sweater, or dress, or skirt isn't perfectly lovely. Which brings me to the subject of todays post. My new Christmas skirt from my favorite vintage reproduction designers, Girl in a Whirl, with just the right mix of mid century holiday cheer and Christmas kitsch this is my dream Holiday skirt.
I have quite a few vintage, and vintage inspired, clothing items with dogs on them, including my pug and poodle skirt from Girl in A Whirl, but I'm a proud cat mom too and my vintage wardrobe was lacking feline elements. Inspired by mid century cat themed Christmas illustrations:
and vintage Christmas circle skirts:
which where indeed a thing. (In fact the inventor or the poodle skirt, Juli Lynne Charlot, actually got her start not with her famous canines, they came later, but with a Christmas themed skirt she fashioned for a Holiday party.) I asked Girl In A Whirl to make me a Christmas cat skirt. I left the design up to her but asked that the cat be white, both because it would show up nicely on the green fabric of the skirt and because our youngest kitty spot is a lovely snow white shade:
Well as always she did a fabulous job and the skirt is just Christmas perfection.
Cute, festive, and delightfully kitschy.
I've been wearing it a lot this December and it is such a fun and festive outfit.
I paired the skirt with a red lurex wrap top from Freddies of Pinewood, red and green bakelite bangles and a sparkly novelty Holiday brooch from Luxulite:
Feeling you just cant have too much Christmas in an outfit I also added candy cane striped earrings from Luxulite and a Christmas Headband from Chatter Blossom, and oh red gloves too.
My apologies for the hideous backgrounds, my urban neighborhood might be dreary but hey at least my clothes are pretty.
PS-Poor Ping (black pug) has bronchitis again and any good thoughts are appreciated.