December 1, 2014

style monday | on the homefront

Thanks for the lovely comments on my previous post! Lest you think I'm only going to be posting outfits, I've also got some sewing and knitting finished objects I'm going to be posting about shortly. Look for the sewing post later this week! 

Apologies for photos in front of this brown wall--I had no choice in the paint color! But the lighting is decent...
jacket: vintage, thrifted, sweater: thrifted, slacks: self-made Wearing History, loafers: Hush Puppies, bag: Kate Spade, necklace: Charming Charlie.
I wore this outfit on a recent Sunday; it was really windy that day and slacks seemed like the best choice! I made these from the Wearing History Smooth Sailing pattern four years ago, and they have definitely been a staple in my closet. I need to make another pair; probably in something practical (like cotton twill again), although I'd love wool tweed... (But wool tweed, a toddler and my own klutzy tendencies would not mix well!) They are starting to fade a bit, I noticed when I wore them, so I suppose I need to knuckle under and get another pair whipped up soon! I want to make a few modifications I think; I need a tiny bit more room in the waist post-baby, and I might try a pleat-less look, and maybe pockets. I need to pull out my sketchbook and jot down a few ideas! I do have some startlingly similar blue twill I picked up in the LA this summer, so I could conceivably duplicate these. Or maybe Kelly green or a deeper blue would be an option!

The jacket and bag are the same from the previous post. I know that one of the Blogged Outfit Cardinal Sins. ;-) lol. I think this is what most people's closets and daily outfits are like--including mine! While I have always worn what outfits I've documented, I think being more open and (occasionally) re-wearing the same pieces reflects that I don't have an infinite closet, and tend to reach for beloved pieces again and again. This jacket is also one of my favorites for it's 70s-does-40s vibes--I love wearing it on days the weather isn't too chilly. The whole outfit is very mid 1940s girl-next-door, which is my favorite look!


Hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving holiday! My inlaws came to visit and we squeezed in a lovely dinner between work schedules and whatnot. I'm very glad we were able to have them visit; we're getting ready to move and it won't be as easy for our families to see us. It's been a blessing these past few years to live within visiting distance--it's something we're going to miss a lot. Be back in a few days with a sewing report!

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  1. You are too adorable! I am in love with that ensemble: the perfectly pink sweater + the wide leg 40s trousers is complete perfection! And it just so happens that I too am sporting my Wearing History pants today, so we're twins :D

    xo,
    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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    1. That's too funny we were outfit twins! ;) I used to do that all the time when I'd get together with one of my friends who also loved vintage; we'd find that we'd unintentionally dressed in a similar era or garment! lol. But can't beat the WH pants--they are so comfy!

      - Casey

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  2. Casey -- So glad you are posting again -- I was an avid reader!

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  3. Timelessly beautiful look! Peachy-pink and (what I always think of as) nautical blue make for such a fresh, vibrant and absolutely lovely pairing.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I agree! It's one of my favorite combinations, but I don't wear it nearly often enough (mostly because the number of red tops in my wardrobe far outweighs pink!). ;)

      - Casey

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  4. That's a really great jacket! I'd wear it all of the time, too. I've noticed that I've had to start giving myself a little more ease in the waist post-baby as well. It's a hard habit to break ;)

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    1. It's true! ;) I find for me, at least, that whether it's monthly stuff or just having eaten a large meal, my stomach relaxes a lot more readily than it used to. haha! I guess once it's stretched out, that's it! ;) rofl.

      - Casey

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  5. I love your outfit posts and I love to see favourite pieces pop up again and again. Good luck with your move!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! :) We've got a couple more months, but this move is going to be a long, drawn out one. I feel like every week we've got some appointment or to-do related to it, but we haven't even started to pack! haha.

      - Casey

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  6. Absolutely delightful! You have such impeccable style Casey!

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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  7. Very cute. Hope you are all well. How is the baby?

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    1. Thank you so much! :) She's doing lovely... And turning into a toddler before my eyes! ;)

      - Casey

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  8. Love the tweed jacket! Great fall-winter outfit!

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  9. Oh, I love this outfit! The slacks paired with that sweater look darling. You make me want to get out my Wearing History overall pattern and figure out the adjustments I need to make for the trousers to fit right.

    Hope your move goes smoothly!

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