Happy November! It’s amazing how quickly this year has gone. The weather is starting to dip below freezing and the fall colors are at their brightest blaze.

1940s ensemble in brown, cream, and blue-grey slate featuring a feathered tilt hat, a mismatched suit, and faux reptile slingback shoes

Of course, I managed to take these pictures in an evergreen grove where there is no fall color to be found. In my defense, I had no idea that Minute Man park would be so busy at noon on a Friday, and I had quite a bit of trouble finding a place to park my tripod to get pictures.

Large resin brahminy kite brooch from Erstwilder makes a stunning accent on the apel of a checked 1940s suit jacket in cream and brown

I’m also a bit out of practice with the tripod selfie (especially with my new 85mm lens… I think the next tripod outing will need to be done with a shorter lens) and so I had some trouble getting myself properly in the frame. It’s okay though, there will be more opportunities for this outfit to be photographed. I was really pleased with this combination, but I forgot to bring my gloves along and my new hat (which I am SO happy with!) will need some repair work in the near future. So I have every intention of wearing and photographing it again when I have all the pieces in place.

1940s ensemble in brown, cream, and blue-grey slate featuring a feathered tilt hat, a mismatched suit, and faux reptile slingback shoes

A follow-up note on my review of these shoes… after wearing them a few times and having trouble with the heel strap siding off, I punched an extra hole in the strap. That was apparently all the fix I needed, as the straps stay put perfectly now and it’s a lot more comfortable to wear and walk in these shoes with that adjustment! Now I think the only downside is that slingbacks are terrible for stealth… it’s almost impossible to tiptoe quietly around in them.

1940s tilt hat in grey straw with brown ribbon and veiling accents and a plume of cream feathers is paired with a mismatched suit in brown check and a large novelty plastic hawk brooch from Erstwilder

1940s ensemble in brown, cream, and blue-grey slate featuring a feathered tilt hat, a mismatched suit, and faux reptile slingback shoes

  • 1940s tilt hat with cream feather plume: Etsy
  • Blue teardrop earrings: Grandma’s
  • I. Magnin suit jacket in brown and cream check: Gift from Doug
  • Brahminy kite with fish brooch: Erstwilder
  • Blue-grey embellished t-shirt: Savers
  • Dark brown front pleat skirt: Stutterinmama on Etsy
  • Brown platform sling-back pumps: Dolores from Royal Vintage Shoes I purchased these shoes at a discount in exchange for images and a review