I feel like all I talk about on this blog is the weather, but since it plays such a major part in deciding what to wear, I suppose it makes sense! It was all cool and autumny for quite a while and then boom, two days of 80 degree weather. Totally uncalled for and very confusing.

1950s fall outfit with a vintage music novelty print skirt with notes and pianos paired with a modern blouse

Now, as much as I’d like to keep things upbeat (or just moderately whiny) I do have to take a moment to talk about heavier matters.

If you haven’t already heard, one of the pillars of the online vintage community, Jessica of Chronically Vintage and her husband lost their home and all of their belongings (and, quite possibly, their dear kitty Stella) in a terrible house fire late last week. Fortunately, they themselves (and their dog) came out unharmed and they’re able to stay with family while they rebuild, but replacing a lifetime’s worth of clothing, tools, and technology is a daunting task, especially when paired with chronic illness.

A crowdfunding page has been set up for the Cangianos on YouCaring here and if you happen to be able to pitch in anything, I am sure that it would be an enormous help as they get themselves turned rightways up again and prepare for winter.

1950s fall outfit with a faux berry and fruit hat, bakelite bangles, a novelty skirt, and a burgundy lace blouse

Anyway, today’s silly pictures brought to you by chasing the fading light up a hill after work to try to get some pictures. Not the best chasing up the hill shoes but I think the photos turned out okay so it was worth it!

1950s fall outfit with a vintage music novelty print skirt with notes and pianos paired with a modern blouse

A stack of bakelite bangles in red, yellow, and brown hues echoes the autumn colors of this vintage-inspired outfit

1950s fall outfit with a vintage music novelty print skirt with notes and pianos paired with a modern blouse

Black low-heeled loafer pumps with a 1950s vintage music novelty print skirt

1950s fall outfit with a vintage music novelty print skirt with notes and pianos paired with a modern blouse

1950s fall outfit with a vintage music novelty print skirt with notes and pianos paired with a modern blouse

  • Vintage fruit-bedecked hat: Fab Gabs
  • Carved bakelite earrings and bracelet: Grandma’s
  • Bakelite bangles: Thrifted various places
  • Burgundy lace detail blouse: Target kid’s section
  • Stretchy black belt: H&M kids’ section
  • Vintage novelty print skirt with music and pianos: Etsy
  • Low heel loafer pumps: DSW