Sunday, January 18, 2009

Birds of A Feather Flock Together

I've been slowly acquiring a small collection of 1950s vintage dresses. This latest one is the dress that I got for Christmas. I've spoken before about my love of bird prints and so this dress seemed perfect. It even has their scientific names (which for a nerd like me, is adorable!)

Bird Dress Pattern

I was also fascinated with the colour scheme - on the cream background, is grey, rust brown and... neon pink. But some how it works!

Bird Dress

Grey Shoes

I wasn't really going out, so I attempted to dress it down with some grey men's style brogues, a brown woven belt and a cream button down vest (all thrifted). One day though I want to find a crazy neon pink bed jacket to pair it with.

And I finally got around to taking a picture of my skirt! I think it's from the 50's because of the metal zip, but then again, someone just could have used a vintage zip in their home sewing (I do it all the time). Either way I love it! The material is the best, a great mixture of brown and black (which I can't do half as well as the lovely Lavender and Yolk) and a splash of orange. A great thrifting start to 2009!

1950s Skirt

17 comments:

esme and the lane way said...

Ooh, lovely things!

I love those grey shoes, too. I would love to find a pair of smooth leather shoes like that. (My wicker-y ones aren' enough for this greedy girl!) :)

ana b. said...

I love the way you put your outfit together. Belting the vest over your fantastic 50s dress is magic - very Proenza Schouler.

The skirt is also such a find! It looks quite shiny. I can't wait to see how you wear it.

The Clothes Horse said...

That bird print is soooo adorable!

Missa said...

Oh man! That bird print is the COOLEST, I so love that it has the scientific names too! I really like the way you dressed it down with the belted vest and shoes as well :)

kirby- Skint But Stylish said...

Oh i love that bird print fabric- gorgeous.

trishhunterfinds said...

I do think that skirt is true 50's!!
It's a great find!! I would have swiped it up too!
And that bird dress!! What a great xmas present!!!
You look lovely as always

DaisyChain said...

You look incredible, you have amazing taste.

Amber said...

My goodness your outfit looks superb and that skirt is a fantastic find!

jayne said...

wow you have a phenomenal taste in patterns, i'm quite jealous, i wish these dresses were mine

brooke said...

i really like that last skirt, it reminds me of a vintage tablecloth (in a really cool way :))

thanks for the comment! Love your blog, I'll definitely add you to my links list.

<3 brooke

Parapluie said...

Oh, great dress!

Hazel Green said...

Extremely cute pattern!
Scientific names = enormous win.


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Valentine said...

Love the whole outfit-- the dress and the skirt are totally interesting and eyecatching. Id probably be staring at the prints on your dress if I somehow find myself behind you in a cue and you were wearing this dress. :-)

-V

ana b. said...

Me again! I've given you two awards on my blog.

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Lavender said...

I think you are too kind about by colour matching skill. Most of my black brown outfits are the result of unconsciousness and owning a lot of black and brown clothes. You've made me think about it a lot more when I do it though which I like.

Love those nanna shoes.

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