• Shocking Pink

    Here I thought I’d be needing to apologize for unseasonal posts as I’m still catching up on sharing pictures from March, but unfortunately for me the weather (and accordingly, my outfit choices) hasn’t changed much! The main difference is that there are now some leaves on the trees to get in the way of the rain.

    When it’s grey and miserable, of course, the only thing to do for it is to wear as many bright colors as possible. After a childhood of deeply disapproving of pink in all its forms, I’ve become incredibly fond of the particular shades of eye-searing magenta and raspberry that the 1940s was so fond of.

    I’m on a quest to try all of the major vintage reproduction footwear brands, so when I found a pair of alarmingly pink shoes from Aris Allen on Amazon I knew that was my sign to give them a try. I’ll be doing a comprehensive round-up soon, but the short opinion is an overwhelming meh.

  • Running Late

    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.

  • Get Me to the Church on Time

    So you may have noticed that my blog posting has been a bit… erratic of late. Some of that was due to my recent career change and all the extra coordination that entailed, and some of my blogging absence was due to another big life event: I got married to my love on Saturday!

    A couple stands on the steps of a church, holding hands. She wears a 1950s wedding dress with gold petticoats and gold shoes, he wears a light grey suit.

    I got some previews back from our amazing photographers, Novella Photography on Tuesday, and I wanted to share a few pictures with you all before I disappear again for a bit. When I get the rest, I’ll do a proper run-down on the day, but for now I just wanted to let you all know what was up, and share just a few pictures of our wonderful and very happy day!

    A bride and groom stand in front of a priest at the altar of a church.

    You’ll have to click through to see the rest! We definitely lucked out with weather, although it was cloudy and grey all day it didn’t rain at all while we were outside!

  • All the Colors

    I’ve started doing a monthlong vintage challenge on Instagram (#thevintagefashionchallenge) that consists of a series of prompts to share a bit about one’s vintage collection and inspiration. Today’s prompt is favorite color, so I thought I’d share this outfit on instagram and here on the blog.

    Purple 40s suit paired with chartreuse and hot pink

    I tend to say that my favorite color is all of them, but if pressed, I have a particular fondness for green, especially the really terrible shades. Purple is another longtime favorite, and I’ve recently become rather fond of aggressive raspberry pink.

  • Of Hats and Uncooperative Weather

    Spring in New England is lovely, but the weather is rather… fickle. I’m eyeing the forecast for this weekend and ordering up a couple large umbrellas on Amazon Prime in case it decides to be torrential downpours. I’m REALLY hoping it doesn’t do that, but a 60% chance of rain and Murphy’s Law probably means it will!

    1940s outfit with a brown suit, chartreuse blouse, and forest green tilt hat and shoes

    These are pictures from much earlier in the spring on a rather windy day (as you might be able to tell by all my very strange faces and rumpled clothing) but I like the outfit and too much to skip sharing it just due to a little wind!

    1940s green wool tilt hat with feathers paired with a chocolate brown suit and chartreuse blouse

    And speaking of wind, I did come into a bit of a windfall of hats this spring, including this one.