Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Frothy Vintage

This skirt was a lucky find rescued from a local theatre’s yard sale many years ago.  It does not get very much wear as it is rather delicate.  

Although, I am not exactly sure what I am saving it for, because it is so much fun to wear!  The silk chiffon is so light-weight it feels like it is going to float away.

The weekend before last, I wore this outfit to the Symphony.  In the ultimate lazy haze, I decided to wear it again to work two days later.  And why not – both items were hanging on the back of my door, so that was one less thing to think about.

Wearing this blouse has reminded me that I want another version, perhaps in a print . . .  That is one more thing to add to the project list!

I am a huge fan of fancy dress, but the satin pieces in my closet often feel too formal.  How ridiculous is that!

The weather seems to have skipped right over Spring to a hot Summer.  I have never been a fan of the heat, although my little guy, Valentino, will do anything to find his favorite patch of sun.  Me, on the other hand, well, I am doing my best to stay cool and out of that patch of sun!

Blouse:  Made by me, Vogue 2850
Skirt:  Vintage
Shoes:  Jennifer Moore
Earrings:  Banana Republic


  1. Oh, I think Marin is one of the coolest counties in the Bay Area. Aside from SF of course. I used to drive through on
    my way between Livermore, where I'm from, and Santa Rosa, where I lived and worked for two years. Two very hot zip codes!

    I was just marveling to my husband how our smallest, darkest dog loves the sun so much. Our two white dogs like to lay where it's soft and cool, but our tiny black chihuahua mix loves the hard floor in front of the sliding glass, where the sun is bright.

  2. How ethereally sweet and elegantly gorgeous. There's a marvelous Edwardian meets 80s romanticism to this wonderfully lovely look that is nothing short of breath-taking.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. I adore the blouse, it is simply gorgeous. What pattern is it?

    1. The pattern is an old Anna Sui design for Vogue Patterns, #2850. I believe that it is out of print, but I bet there are copies floating around out there. The only negative thing is the amount of fabric that this design uses - otherwise I would fill my closet with copies!