Well, we had a lovely vacation to California, where it was not warm in the slightest, and we are now back at home where it is also not warm in the slightest, but while I’m sorting through all of my vacation photos, here are a few very belated pictures from earlier in the spring.

1950s inspired outfit featuring a red cardigan, black flats, and a black piano novelty print skirt

Seriously. Very belated. I told you!

1950s inspired outfit featuring a red cardigan, and a black and white piano novelty print skirt

I’ve been investing in quite a few cardigans now that I work in one of those indoor office-type spaces, and it has made the seasonal transition so much less painful. Of course, it’s difficult to find cardigans that are a significant weight — I know lots of ladies who love MAK cardigans, but they’re mostly much more transparent than I prefer for outer layers.

I’m a big fan of the Collectif Orchid cardigan I’m wearing here, but I do wish it came in a few more creative colors!

Red Orchid Cardigan by Collectif with a vintage lucite sailfish brooch

Also, how fun is this absurd fish brooch? It’s kind of hard to wear on account of being semi-transparent, but I love it all the same.

1950s inspired outfit featuring a red cardigan, and a black and white piano novelty print skirt

Crocs black flats paired with a vintage 1950s piano novelty print cotton skirt in white, black, yellow, and blue

1950s inspired outfit featuring a red cardigan, and a black and white piano novelty print skirt

  • Black orchid hair clip: Made by me
  • Red knit cardigan: Collectif Clothing
  • 1950s novelty print piano skirt: Etsy
  • Red leather 1980s belt: Thrifted
  • Opaque peach-colored tights: Capezio
  • Crocs flats: Amazon