style monday | gunne sax takes a trip to the 50's
|cardigan: vintage, thrifted, skirt: vintage, thrifted, shoes: Forever 21|
|coat: vintage, thrifted, purse: Kate Spade|
As I've been going through my boxes of vintage goodies, weeding out what I'm going to move, put in storage and (hopefully) pass on to new homes, I keep rediscovering finds that I tucked away and forgot about. I try to make myself feel better that this is pretty typical for a semi-serious collector of vintage. I'm afraid though the sad truth may be that I just tend to collect/attract far too many "old clothes"; whether by sheer luck (thrift and estate sale finds) or because people kindly gift them to me. Somebody has to give them a loving home!
This skirt is one of those pieces I had acquired years ago and kept tucked away. For awhile, it was in a box marked "sell", but I'm kind of glad I didn't. It's part of a late 70s/early 80s Gunne Sax jacket, blouse and skirt ensemble. I don't think I'll ever wear the entire ensemble together, but I like the skirt very much on it's own. Of course, despite it's 1980s romantic-prairie origins, I had to style it with a little 1950s flair! It's heavy, warm, and has pockets (why this still gets me excited, I don't know. Perhaps now pockets are even more important for stashing whatever treasure Miss A. has brought or the all important crackers.).
I've been trawling through the holiday floral picks at the craft stores, as I often do this time of year. I found this bunch of plastic holly in a few different styles (of course, this "snow" and glitter version came home for me) and for a cool 50¢ it can add a little bit of holiday flair over the next couple weeks. The tackier, the better this time of year, imho!
I can't believe Christmas is in 10 days! Miss A. is getting excited and seems to have an inkling of Christmas this year. The Christmas tree has been a source of lots of toddler fixation; she goes up to it multiple times a day and shouts "tree!" until I acknowledge that yes, there is a tree in our dining room! haha. Christmas morning is bound to be very, very exciting this year...
Have a lovely Monday!