The mellow golden leaves this year were the perfect backdrop for a new styling of my "practically vintage skirt" and it was just begging for a trip to the woods for photos!
I posted about this skirt in the spring here and one of the reasons I was so excited about this fabric is that I'm totally in love with every one of these colors. <3 After styling it toward the blue range over the spring, I was excited to pull out my best autumnal hues this fall! My sister gave me this sweater as a "hand-me-up" since it ended up being a color she doesn't really wear. Happily for me it's just perfect for my skirt!
The skirt was made from vintage cotton that we found at an estate sale a couple years ago. Inside the folded pile of fabric were clippings from a 1950s catalog with plaid dresses. I dearly wanted to be able to recreate one of them, but there was only enough fabric to barely squeeze out a skirt. :-/ Oh well! Maybe that's why it was never made. ;-)
This outfit is a pretty good example of everyday attire for me- my faithful Mary Jane shoes, bobby socks, hat, and no brooches. I need to remedy that last part and make it a habit! I do love a dear little brooch!
Those welt pockets were a self-designed feature and the fact that there wasn't a pattern almost drove me bonkers! But it's good to be stretched a bit. ;-)
This blouse shows up in just about *every* skirt/blouse/cardigan post I put up, with good reason. I love it. Although I think a few more blouses might not go amiss either. ;-)
· Photos by Kathryn! ·