Thursday, February 1, 2018

Baby, it's cold outside!

 Why, hello there! It's been a while. 

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever. There's been a number of reasons for that (fatigue, terrible weather for photo-taking, lack of time or motivation, etc) but I didn't really realize how much I missed taking outfit photos until today! I'd forgotten how much I enjoy playing around with my camera, and having my bff snapping the pictures and making me laugh certainly upped the fun level. 

But golly, it was cold outside! 

I've been rather lax in my dressing lately, so I decided a theme was needed. I flipped through Eaton's Fall and Winter Catalogue 1920-21 for inspiration, and attempted an outfit similar to those that could have been purchased through the catalog.

Here are my inspiration images:

And here is what I came up with:

The faux fur coat is a vintage piece, as is the clutch. My boots were purchased many years ago at Soft-Moc, and my gloves are from a small boutique that sadly is no longer around. 

  The hat was purchased from a dollar-store, with the intention to refashion it into something a bit more vintage. I cut the brim down (finishing the raw edges with bias tape) and added a scarf + vintage brooch. The earrings are also me-made from some pendants from a craft-store. 
For a dress, I went with a brown velvet dress (refashioned from a velvet pant-suit) with a turquoise ribbon worn as a belt. While "1920's dresses" usually make one think of dropped waists, from the catalog images you can see that in the early 1920's a higher, natural waist-line was still quite popular. 

(It was so cold taking these photos! Did I mention it was cold?!)

I wish I had some news to report or something interesting to talk about, but basically my life for the last month has just been a marathon of doctors appointments which are sadly quite routine for me now. Hopefully in the next month or two I will have time/energy for something more exciting. 

I hope everyone is staying cosy and warm this winter. In that theme, I will leave you with a picture of the egg-cosy I knit a few weeks ago:

That's All.