As I mentioned in previous posts I have been selling off a lot of my clothes in order to fund new ones. I have decided that in order for me to keep it an article of clothing needs to fit several criteria:
- It must be fun. I'm old enough I'll dress as I like and I only want fun, happy clothes that make me smile.
- It must be comfortable. Despite what people thing full skirts and petticoats really are comfortable. Nothing, not even sweat pants, are more comfortable then full skirts.
- Preferably it will be something I can wear while biking. This isn't a total must but its a big plus. Thankfully, most things can be biked in. I find biking in high heels easier then walking in them and petticoats are a breeze to bike in.
- I have to love it.
Most of these outfits I have featured on here before, but some I have, the one's I haven't will get their own posts eventually but I thought it would be fun to record the week (actually 9 days with the two weekends.) This was a very unusually warm February with temperatures in the 60s, hello global warming, so that is why so many of these outfits are spring like, and no I didn't wear them any place special. I wore them to go out to lunch, to get bubble tea and to bike with the dogs.
I bought this jumpsuit to wear to the NYC commicon but then we wound up not going due to massive lines that meant even ticket holders like us would have had a 3 to 4 hour wait in the rain. I was very upset, but at least I love the jumpsuit! It, and the jacket, will get their own outfit post eventually.
Here are the accessories:
1950s gold tone poodle scatter pins, a red Chatter Blossom hair flower, cat's eye sun glasses, and my poodle purse (oh and of course pug and cat hairs). The shoes are remix flats.
Accessories: A pink snood from Arthelia's Attic (I love her snoods), a little 1950s or 60s mink cat brooch with googly eyes (I think this was someone's craft project which is why I love it so much, pastel bakelite braces, Remix Baby Doll Pumps in ivory, a pink crinoline fro Amazon, pink dotted What Katie Did seamed panty hose, and my 1950's Siamese cat purse).
Here is a close up of the embroidery on the blouse
Accessories: 1950's Western Barette, Luxulite Western Novelty Brooch, Bakelite Bangles, and 1950's Novelty Horse Purse.
Day 4, Tuesday-A 1930s Winter Drindl by the Black Pinafore:
I did a full post on this outfit here.
The accessories: A 1940s Deer Brooch, Chatter Blossom Hair Flower, 1930's Embroidered Gloves and 1920's Needlepoint bag.
Day 5, Wednesday-Bernie Dexter Dress in Let Me Entertain You Print:
This is my first Bernie Dexter dress in her long sleeved Nichole style and I love it! This, along with short sleeved Kelly, is probably my favorite style of Bernie Dexter dress.
The print is super fun movie theatre themed novelty print that called for equally fun accessories. A chiffon hair scarf, primary colored bakelite bangles, a red crinoline from amazon, Miss L Fire shoes, and luxulite earrings and necklace.
Day 6, Thursday-Rocket Skirt from Girl In A Whirl and Swell Dame 1950's style Blouse-
This was my 38th birthday outfit last year, you can read about it in this post. The skirt is a copy of the cover of my favorite children's book, a Trip to The Moon, by M. Sasek. It's about the early days of NASA in Cape Canaveral.
The accessories for this outfit where a Chatter Blossom hair flower, gold remix shoes, a white crinoline from Amazon, lucite purse, and bakelite bangles.
Day 7, Friday- Bernie Dexter Kelly Dress in Ticket to Ride and 1960s Pale Yellow Cardigan:
This dress is in my beloved Kelly style, short sleeves and zip front, with a nice full skirt. The print is adorable, different tickets! I also low the color of the cardi, such a pretty soft yellow. This is an outfit I definitely plan to post in more detail soon.
Here are the accessories:
Yellow Chatter Blossom hair flower, pastel bakelite bangles, 1950s or 60s novelty train brooch, 1960's flower purse, Miss L Fire pumps, and a green crinoline from Amazon.
Day 8, Saturday-Mexican Dress and Jacket by Maria Guye:
I'll definitely be writing more about it.
The accessories I paired with this are my beloved 1950s horse novelty purse, red Chatter Blossom hair flower, and Remix sandals.
Day 9, Sunday-1950s style Zip Front Jump Suit by Kim Clark
Kim did such a great job with this jumpsuit! It is so comfortable and the fabric is a gorgeous sea foam green with gold thread, real vintage fabric. I wore this is in August to Star Trek Mission New York and had my picture taken with LeVar Burton, see this post.
Accessories: 1950's Cat's Eye Sunglasses, Gold Belt from Amazon, 1950's Novelty Cat Purse and Remix flats.