Well, okay, it's not a true Indian summer I'm sure but we've been having quite a few very nice late fall days, almost enough to make a person put off swapping out the summer clothes for winter ones for a week or two...

Casual vintage-inspired outfit featuring a piano novelty print skirt and vintage hat with bakelite bangles

This outfit is an excellent example of my inability to buy things that actually go with other things in my closet.  Also, pretty much what I actually wear on a daily basis even if I'm not planning to take blog pictures.  Stretchy top, not-so-stretchy skirt, heels, accessories.



Navy straw hat with red, green, and yellow dots paired with red bakelite earrings

I picked up the little navy hat last winter (I think?) because it was something like $5 and adorable and I knew it would be the perfect companion for Bakelite bangles... but then it turned out that I own absolutely nothing that goes with it.  I was determined to get it out at least once this summer, in spite of that obstacle, so I ended up pairing it with a blue shirt and my novelty piano skirt which is actually black, but it's faded enough that it doesn't clash terribly from a distance.  I swear I need to make a list of colors of accessories and wardrobe basics that I need to fill out my collection and enable me to actually wear the things I've collected!

Grand piano and music note novelty print skirt paired with primary colored bakelite bangles

I've built up a bit more of a Bakelite rainbow over the years that I've been blogging... but I'm not there yet!  I've got two impostors hidden in the stack.

1940s navy straw hat with red, green, and yellow dots, small bows, and a shaped brim

Casual vintage-inspired outfit featuring a piano novelty print skirt and vintage hat with bakelite bangles

Novelty print piano skirt, brightly colored bakelite bangles, modern blue t-shirt and a red belt

Casual vintage-inspired outfit featuring a piano novelty print skirt and vintage hat with bakelite bangles

Colorful straw tilt hat: Modern Millie
Modern stretch t-shirt: Thrifted?
Red '80s belt: Thrifted
Bakelite earrings: Antiques shop in Wisconsin
Bakelite bangles: Thrifted everywhere
Piano novelty print skirt: Etsy
Red pumps: Goodwill