05 March 2010

Spring is Nigh

3-5-10

photos by Tom b.

- turn of the century silk blouse
- 50s navy skirt
- Target knee highs
- 30s pumps
- vintage Gladstone style bag
- men's vintage bow tie

Look how happy I am to have some warm-ish weather! I'm actually smiling. Ha, ha. Seriously, it's amazing how warm 42 can feel when the sun is shining. Next week is calling for the 50s. Woo-hoo!

As far as what I'm wearing, I love when outfits come together as organically as this one. This is not at all what I planned on wearing when I woke up this morning. Then I saw this blouse hanging on my Etsy rack - I had it listed in the store for a few months and it never sold so I just let the listing expire. I thought I'd try it again (I wore it a few times before I decided to sell it) and really loved it. I don't quite know why I thought I wanted to sell it.

The shoe/sock combo was inspired by all of the spring collections I've been seeing with socks and sandals. I stocked up on some lightweight socks last time I was at Target and really love them. If you're looking for some, I'd definitely check there. I think technically these are "trouser socks". I'm not usually one to wear bows in my hair but this one was inspired by the Orla Kiely girls in the spring 10 lookbook. I'm not completely sold on it, but I did like the way it pulled the skirt and top together.

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32 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

just glorious!!! I love the mix of decades and how they just work together perfectly!!

AlicePleasance said...

I love that the hair bow is actually a bow tie!

SophieSweetVintage said...

You look great! The socks are really sweet :-)

Rebecca said...

Awesome outfit!

Q's Daydream said...

I love this! i've been wearing socks with heels everyday since it's been warm.
Oh, and isn't it nice to rediscover things that you had in your shop...then realize it's meant for you!?

the spectator said...

V. pretty although I am having difficuly getting my head around the sock/shoe/sandal look for the upcoming season.

viewzfinder said...

Your look so vintage.
i your your style!

Under Capricorn Vintage said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

You look so lovely--one of the few people who pull off that skirt length and socks so beautifully. The little bow in your hair is a really nice touch.

avalonne said...

Love the socks and heels. These photos are so beautiful and stunning :)

Robin said...

I was looking at target today to find socks for this look! Now I know what to look for!
I really like the bow!

Justice Pirate said...

I don't think I have seen you smile in photos before, and I think your smile is amazing, as is the style you are representing too. hehe.

Mousevox Vintage said...

Your outfit is great, but your smile is even better! I really think this is the first time I've seen it.

Rosie said...

Spring is officially on its way!!
I love the bowtie as a hair accessory. You sold me on it!

Eunice said...

i love seeing you smile! you look lovely as always, of course! the bow on your hair is great, doubly great for being a men's vintage bow tie!

Cheyne said...

These are some really stunning photos.

esme and the lane way said...

I love this. And you look absolutely gorgeous, especially in that first pic! I know what you mean about bows, I worry about coming across as a bit twee, but you don't at all.

eliza said...

love the socks & shoes combo! love your hair too :)

www.messyourhairup.blogspot.com

sottch said...

beautiful picture i luv it

Helen said...

you look really different in the first photo! i don't quite know why. you look lovely and happy though :)

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

awww cute braid!

pearli said...

amazing. favorite outfit. happy incoming spring!!!

Julia said...

Beautiful socks! I'd love to be able to pull this off without feeling frumpy...I think getting nude colored socks like this might be the trick. Inspiration, thank you!

xx

Emma said...

Oooh it's like a navy version of Orla Kierly. And I'm loving the shoe/sock combination

Sally said...

I love the outfit especially the colours and how well they go.

sandra said...

i LOVE that you're smiling in this...ha ha
amazing.

Melina said...

Your eyes look gorgeous in the first picture! They're so bright!

Chalk White Child said...

Love this so much. The bow on the braid...the socks....

Glorious, I say!

Aimee

http://chalkwhitechild.blogspot.com/

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Absolutely love this. You look beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

So nice to see you smile!! Lovely lady wearing a cute ensemble!

elina jane said...

Hey Sally Jane! I just have to say I've been watching your posts for a year now! You are lovely and I love the way u dress! I keep stealing ideas from you! I hope you don't mind!:)

Lenka James said...

gorgeous style