Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Ever After, It's Not As Important As Just Being Happy Right Now

In the blink of an eyelid, I'm becoming some one I'd never thought I'd be. So caught up in the mundane that I'm unable to see the magic. How did this happen and how can I escape it? Meetings with banks, arranging fridges, it's all so incredibly boring and tedious. The perfect medicine for this grey, grey day may just be a trip down memory lane.

Today's outfit while fairly monochrome, contains one of my favourite wardrobe pieces - my grey tweed jacket. It was once a grey tweed suit, which I (very sadly and quite innocently) created by butchering a perfect 1960's zip up tweed shirt dress. It was my first piece of vintage, my first great op shop find and my first taste of what has become quite the addiction.

Grey Day

The leather skirt I'm wearing is a piece that I don't get to wear often because it's slightly uncomfortable and very hot. I mean hot as in temperature wise. Still I love the length and waist detail and how it looks like a normal-ish pencil skirt until you get up close and surprise! it's leather. It was found at this tiny Salvation Army which for a while had the most fantastic dress up rack (seriously, it was straight out of my dreams). I found this skirt, a green muu muu, this silver dress (which will be for sale within the next few weeks) and a whole stack of material which has since contributed to half the dresses I've made.

Sometimes I look at my wardrobe and it radiates the good times I've had and I wonder whether this is why I'm so attached to clothing?

With that thought, I'll leave you and go back to my place to eat pumpkin soup and watch Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? and decide which neckline to use for the 1940's inspired blouse I'm making. Have a lovely weekend!PS Another fantastic example of awesome film poster colours - hopefully, I'll be able to interpret into an outfit.

18 comments:

Frances Baker said...

I defiately attach memories to clothing too, i don't know what it is. What happened to baby jane is a pretty good movie!

A dreamer said...

i love that tee shirt! Do leather skirts make those horrible fart noises when it gets hot?
haha

yum ..pumkin soup

Sarah said...

I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to clothes, I like to keep everything because "you never know!". It's a terrible habit which I'm trying to break.

autumn's darkroom said...

Love your shoes!

jayne said...

oo love the outfit, great handmade blazer

The Clothes Horse said...

Love the combination of leather and tweed.
Also, that movie is scary.

bellefantaisie.net said...

i love this outfit, love the socks and the shoes!
x

Brook said...

I can't wait to see your 40's inspired blouse. I love 1940's silhouettes. I'm glad you shared this movie poster--it is seriously creepy and slightly hilarious!

fashion herald said...

great movie poster.

shopruche.com said...

Just found your blog! I'm looking for t-strap black flats just like that!

Annie said...

The shoes and socks, and the little carousel horses... very sweet!

Caroline said...

I love that skirt, but I'm also quite interested in what appears to be a carousal horse shirt. genius.

Missa said...

Perfect black and gray outfit! Great mix of pieces and I LOVE the shape and fit of that leather skirt. It's so perfect with those darling little t-straps!

I wish I had kept some of the early vintage pieces that I've owned. I always run into a space issue, I just don't have room to store much clothing so I end up getting rid of things I shouldn't :(

ana b. said...

Ahh you look great! I especially like the grey top with the carousel horses. Love love. The high waist on the leather skirt contrasted with the tweed and knee-high socks is genius. I love clothes because they're so pretty. Plain and simple. But yes there are certain pieces of clothes that I love and can't bear to throw away because of the memories that come with them.

Lavender said...

That is one super cute leather skirt. I'm amassing a bit of a collection of these lately. Every time I see a new on in an op shop I just can't leave it behind. I really like the waist detail on this one though.

nikkimoose. said...

whatever happened to baby jane is at the top o f my list. i love joan crawford ! x

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