I have a confession to make – I can’t really pull off what I’d call “classic vintage” – you know, the gorgeous 20’s, 3o’s, 40’s or even 50’s. I look at people looking fabulous in modern versions of these classic fashions and when I try I just feel like I’m going to a fancy dress party – in something not all that fancy. But its a new year, so time to try new things – or try again, so here is my attempt at pulling off a modern day 1940’s look:
Tweed blazer – Savoir at Very.co.uk
Faux fur stole – Simply Be
Lace peplum top – ASOS curve (sold out)
Dress (worn as skirt) – Yours Clothing
Boots – Minnetonka
I really liked the outfit, I didn’t feel silly in it and whilst I might not wear it to work, I’d certainly wear it out for dinner with friends. The fur stole has been sat unworn in my scarf draw for a couple of years! But pinning it to my collar seems to work – plus I was super warm! The lace peplum was a birthday present from a friend but I’ve been stuck with how to wear it. It’s a little short for me to wear it with trousers and feel comfortable (I might try it with a slightly longer vest underneath and see how it looks) but its a little too long to wear with some of my skirts. Hoo hum.
The Minnetonka boots are a Christmas present to myself. I loved my mocs so much that I had to have another pair! I did think I’d ruined them wearing them on New Year’s Eve during the day to go for lunch with a couple of friends. They got SOAKED (as did my feet!) but they’ve dried off nicely and are none the worse for a quick dunk (need to buy protector kit though!).
The floral dress is probably the best dress I have ever bought. Whenever I wear it I get compliments. Once, I even had a woman hang out of a train door at the station and tell me I looked fabulous in it! It was dirt cheap from Yours Clothing two summers ago and I wear it all year round. I love it when you get such a versatile item.
So did I pull it off? Or should I just leave vintage fashion to the others?