Thursday, 29 April 2010

1940s skirt and a bow blouse – and a cape

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Can you believe that it has been a week since my last post? And, as you can see, in that week we have gone from hot summer weather to, well, woolen skirts and cape wearing weather! Today I wore a black skirt that is part of a 1940s suit with a, oh, ah, cinnamon (orange sounds too boring today, and just not right) stripe pussy bow blouse. I also got to bring out the cape!

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black cape with tan buttons second hand shop in Carlton that is no longer around, sadly
cinnamon blouse opp shop
1940s black wool skirt (part of suit) special vintage store
stockings Legs Avenue
black peep toe platforms zu online

I love my cape, it is so lovely and warm and has sleeves underneath (it's two layers, if that makes sense) so I never have that trapped-in-a-blanket feeling. I finished it all off with black back seamed stockings (alas, not fully fashioned, but very comfortable and silky, I must say) and my black peep toe platforms.

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I have not been online anywhere near as much recently as I had planned, and this is just a flying visit, but I will be back proper on Monday, I promise. Thank you so much for your comments on my last post, I am visiting each and every one of your blogs xxx

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51 comments:

Debi said...

Love the blouse..the cape...the whole outfit! Wonderful colors!

BaronessVonVintage said...

very chic!

vintage_girl said...

Perfect as usual :) You look stunning as always. Great Blouse.

Cha ♥ said...

I love that top! And you have such pretty hair <3

Penny Dreadful said...

I LOVE the pussy-bow blouse, so demure. I would call it rust coloured ;)

Sassy Lassies Vintage Life said...

I am new to your blog and love your style. Usually not one for bow ties on my shirts, but this cinnamon shirt is gorgeous and its enough to make me want to find one for myself and give it a try.

Rosie said...

What a fantastic cape!

Stefanie Valentine said...

You look so beautiful, i adore that blouse. I have been trying to find one with just the right type of bow, but i've had no luck!

Kelley Anne said...

You look absolutely gorgeous. I love your cape too! I always feel slightly uncomfortable in them, as if I'm not sure how to move or where to put my arms. Yours solves that problem.

anni said...

that shirt is so cute !

The Diva's Polish said...

I want, I need, I must have the cinnamon blouse... That is totally divine! What a fantastic colour. Another perfectly stunning post :)

Little Bear Stories said...

that blouse is stunning! i'm glad i came across your blog x

Sal said...

I think of you as the patron saint of bow blouses. ;)

Sarah said...

The color of the blouse is beautiful! I love the detail of the seam stockings, you are one true vintage gal. But it's the cape I want! Beautiful as always!

tess said...

that shade of red looks gorgeous on you

Ann said...

That cinnamon color (or whatever you want to call it!) is lovely on you.

Saving Capulet said...

oh that last photo of you is stunning!! and I fell inlove with the top! it's so elegant <3

Poppet said...

ohh what a perfect autumn outfit! that blouse is adorable....and wearing capes is the funnest....bring on winter i say!

Kir said...

You look beautiful! I love your shirt, and the sleeves under the cape is awesome. I'll have to look for one like that.

Justice Pirate said...

You are gorgeous! I love your hairstyle with the shirt. It really goes well together.

Riikka said...

You're absolutely gorgeous and the look is very beautiful. Love the cape!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

That is a perfect cape! You look beautiful.

Dandelionkisses said...

Where do you get your seam hosiery?

EilidhPie said...

what a gorgeous blouse! & I love the cape! Altogether another fab outfit! x

Bree said...

Beautiful! May I ask what red lipsticks you use? I'd like to wear a cape this fall & winter.

sueper said...

love your curls! and that cape just perfect for autumn

Saoirse said...

That blouse is gorgeous! That color looks great on you!

Miss Margarita said...

That skirt and blouse look fabulous! Very 1940s! :)

vio said...

you're so so pretty!

Becy said...

You are absolutely stunning! Please would you do a video or photo tutorial of how you do your pin curls? I am terribly hopeless at putting my hair in pin curls. You seem to be able to do them so well!

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Gracie said...

Great look, and you look amazing. Those lips! So red!

rischa said...

This whole outfit is lovely. I especially like the self-stripe texture in the blouse and the cape is great! I'd love a cape, but I've not come across the right one yet!

lumikha said...

ps: where did you buy your time machine?

MadameDollface said...

Your cape looks super comfy & I ♥ your lipstick.
xo

ina said...

The blouse is just adorable, and that chest of drawers is btw looking beautiful and interesting, never seen such model before! Do you know if the middlepart has had some special function before?

Heather Taylor said...

You should play a character on Mad Men. So serious about that.

georgina said...

love the cinnamon!

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Andi B. Goode said...

I love this outfit. The blouse is lovely and the cape looks super warm.
-Andi x

Ma princesse de pêches said...

That top is beautiful. Where you find all these fabulous things is fascination to me :)
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Love,
xx. Peach Princess ♥

Monica said...

The cape is soo awesome!!

Annyex9 said...

Love love the blouse! Beautiful colour too!

E R I N said...

aw! i just found your gorgeous blog!!

your cape is amazing, it looks like it has eyes :)))))




x

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

a lovely outfit!
you look amazing!

Sunaina said...

Cute cape!

Lisa said...

Amazing outfit. That cape! Love the blouse and skirt too.
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Sophie said...

oh my goodness u r stunning lady! u have such a classic look...the cinnamon top is gorgeous. and u really pull off the cape, not many people could haha!

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Yay for vintage capes! I love the colour of that blouse on you, its beautiful!

Kate said...

Beautiful pictures! I love your blouse.

esme and the lane way said...

Thanks for the kind comments, they really make my day :)

Penny Dreadful: rust! Perfect! That is the word I was looking for :)

Dandelionkisses: these are new (modern brand) and I got them at a vintage market, but they are in lots of shops too :)

Bree: MAC Ruby Woo, sometimes with the Russian Red over the top. Lasts all day.

ina: the middle part has a glass shelf (which I hide under the drawers) but I have a diva cat (well, a fat cat) and I am scared she would break through the glass when she jumped on it! I've been meaning to fix this somehow but I keep forgetting :)

E R I N: hahaha it does, too!

Kathy St. Clair said...

Stunning blouse, I've been coveting rust lately. You look just lovely!

Anonymous said...

hi im a woman in my late 40s getting into vintage .love the 40s especially ff nylons gloves.my teenage boyfend loves the way i dress are there any vintage meets in east anglia except holy which i attend every september

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