Thursday, August 10, 2017

Return of the Well Traveled Blouse











The first time I wore this lovely Heyday Vintage blouse here on the blog I went into detail about the crazy journey back and forth across the Atlantic it had been on before it finally arrived. The United States Postal Service cannot exactly be relied upon for efficiency, but at least I got the blouse in the end, as it is truly gorgeous!

This time I rolled up the full length sleeves and paired the blouse with a sturdy twill skirt for a more wartime sort of on duty look. This pairing makes me think of Peggy Carter, and as Peggy is both stylish and practical I feel like that is no bad thing. Of course this style of gorgeous two toned shoe from Royal Vintage shoes are also named the Peggy, so that fits ;) These shoes are so great, I can only hope they consider making them in more colors in the future. I'd love a pair in dark chocolate brown and warm light cognac leather for example!

We have been having some rather strange weather here for the past week or so, with sunshine disappearing into grey clouds and rain in the afternoons and evening and it is helping me get even more excited for fall! (Not that I'm not already excited for fall, I love fall!) I have already begun to plan my fall sewing projects, and luckily I have some time this next week to get a lot of my last few summer sewing projects finished. I have been procrastinating the more difficult projects on my list for weeks now, because sewing with cotton is just much easier than sewing with slinky rayon, but I have got to get to it or I'll miss the window of summertime entirely!

I hope you have all had a lovely week, and have a fun and relaxing weekend ahead!

Blouse: Heyday Vintage
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Royal Vintage Shoes
Clutch & Belt: Vintage

9 comments:

  1. What an idyllic combo: blouse, skirt, belt, bag, shoes: all perfect for one another. I am with you on loving the fall/autumn - for all sorts of reasons, not least the clothes (although there was a danger this week in London that we had skipped a season and were moving straight winter!)

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    1. Thank you! I've been in London in winter, but never in fall, one day I hope!

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  2. I had a dress sent from Australia that did that. I think it went around the world and back twice! You look perfectly vintage casual in this ensemble and the RVS shoes are a perfect touch. xx

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    1. Thank you! These are the risks of shopping across oceans I suppose :)

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  3. Ok dude what do you wear under said shirts to not be all transparent-looking? I love this look but I've never felt able to pull it off. Vintage style undershirt plus bra??

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    1. I don't have any vintage style underskirts sadly, I'd love some silk camisoles but I think I'll have to make them if I ever want to get my hands on some! For this outfit I'm wearing the ivory Bali Flower bra and an ivory jersey cami from Forever 21, nothing fancy, but it worked on the day.

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  4. Great outfit, lovely collar on the blouse. I am looking forward to Autumn too, my favourite season.

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  5. Gorgeous blouse, the collar is a striking shape isn't it? Nice drape to the fabric too. Worth its travels! X

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  6. Great outfit! I'm in love with the blouse, but unfortunately it doesn't come in my size. Sewing to the rescue! Do you happen to know of a pattern with a similar collar? Or even the name of this collar type so I can research and draft it?

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