Still going through the late winter/early spring post backlog, folks. And still sticking with the pink theme! My friend Sara (@iliveinmylab on instagram) decided she had too many pink 1940s suits and that since this one had a bit of alteration needed to make it work well, she would sell it to me.

Pink 1940s suit and hat paired with green shoes and blouse

I do have more work to do on this suit to make it really wearable — the first step was removing the hideous 1980s buttons that somebody had put on it (they were so bad) and replacing them with something a bit more pedestrian. I’m not entirely sure that this suit is right for my figure, but I’ll see what happens if I let out the rest of the skirt hem and perhaps take in the waist just a nip before giving up on it!

Pink 1940s suit paired with a flower-topped tilt hat and a green frog brooch

Hopefully I can make it work, I love the detail at the bust and it’s almost exactly the same shade of pink as this hat… fingers crossed!

Pink 1940s suit and hat paired with green shoes and blouse

I also picked up a pair of the What Katie Did retro seam stockings in green over the winter. I thought they’d be a good match with my shoes and blouse with this suit. I love the look of seamed stockings, but I’m always hesitant to wear them with my vintage clothing because I feel like seamed stockings have gotten so sexualized in the United States.

Pink 1940s suit and hat paired with green shoes What Katie Did retro seamed stockings in green

You’ve got to admit, though, they’re fun!

Pink 1940s suit and hat paired with green shoes and blouse

Green Chelsea Crew lace up pumps

Erstwilder acrylic frog brooch on lilypad

Pink 1940s suit paired with a flower-topped tilt hat and a green frog brooch

  • Pink 1940s tilt hat with flowers: Etsy
  • Green bakelite earrings: Gift from a family friend
  • Bright pink 1940s skirt suit: Purchased from (Sara)[https://instagram.com/iliveinmylab/]
  • Frog brooch: Erstwilder
  • Green jersey top: Thrifted
  • Green seamed stockings: (What Katie Did)[https://www.whatkatiedid.com/]
  • Green Chelsea Crew lace-up shoes: Modern Millie