Tuesday, November 1, 2016

OOTD: Mint & Peach

- Outfit of the Day -

" Mint & Peach "

Today's style is a late 40s, early 50s look, combining some of my favorite tones of salmon pink, and minty green for a classic, but bold, ensemble. I love the structure and lines of a 40s power blazer, but to keep it more feminine, I left a few buttons open (oops!) To me, I imagine this style being worn by a working woman in the 1940s, who loves a pop of color, and a bit of novelty.

This may look like a matching set (or may not - ha!) while its actually two different pieces I had found separately, but proved to be a great union. The skirt is a basic pencil shape, made of wool, woven, plaid. I love fancy detail on vintage suit jackets, especially some bakelite buttons, and soutache embroidery, giving off an Edwardian, or Victorian feel. 

I added a little Victorian flair, with my vintage gold rings (all from my great grandmother) and a golden hand brooch holding an ornate fan, finished with peach rose buds. Needlework tapestry always reminds me of these regal Golden eras, which is why I opted for a beaded, colorful clutch, featuring the tones found in the jacket/skirt combo. 

These Cool-Ray sunglasses are a shape seen evolving in between earlier 1940s eyewear, into the 50s pointed frames. The lenses are green, inside a creamy white plastic, painted with gold stripes... looking extra lovely against a green blazer!

1940s platforms are probably my favorite shoe silhouette, next to spring-o-lators, and these gold beauties with a cage front vamp remind me so much of Rita Hayworth. 

Jacket: Vintage 1940s
Skirt: Vintage 1950s
Gold Platforms: Vintage 1940s 
Purse: Vintage 1950s
Sunglasses: Vintage 1950s "Cool Ray"

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