The weather here is beginning to get a little chillier than the California winters I'm used to... I've woken up to either frosty ground or cold rain every day this past week, and it'll only be getting more wintery from here.  I'm making the most of the cold weather to wear some of my vintage pieces that were always too warm to be really comfortable in California.  The challenge of dressing for the weather is fun, but I think I'll need a few more warm things before winter proper sets in.

 One of the things I'm enjoying most, though, is this pair of vintage overshoes.  I've been on the lookout for an affordable pair in a size 9 for a while now, and when I saw these on Etsy this summer just before I moved I snapped them up.  The seller (ByCinByHand) was wonderful about accommodating my issues with shipping timing, and included a little note on the history of the boots... apparently they'd belonged to quite the fashionable lady who moved to New Mexico from New York.  It would seem that she didn't need to wear them much in New Mexico, as they're practically pristine.
They slip right on over a pair of high-heeled shoes, and the rubber soles and rabbit-fur trim keep my feet dry and toasty warm.  To my delight, they fit perfectly over the one pair of 40s pumps I own, as well as over most of my modern high-heeled shoes. They're fantastic for a public transit commuter such as myself, since I don't have to lug my normal shoes on the train, and I can slip the rainboots off when I need to go onstage or dance... although, to be honest, they're so cute that I want to keep them on all day!

Clear umbrella: Target
Mink hat by Miss Alice: Etsy seller Uncle John's Band
Mink collar: gift from Pam (I think)
1950s suit jacket: Etsy seller Kickshaw
Two-tone 80s blouse: gift from Pam
Black wool pencil skirt: Goodwill
Pinkish leather gloves: Gift from Mary, the Trinity choir librarian
Vera Bradley purse: Gift from Aunt Sue
Vintage galoshes: Etsy seller ByCinByHand