Happy November y'all!
Halloween has come and gone. I am not huge into Halloween, but I did
attend a party that was pretty fun. In case you are curious, I was a
"Vintage Cigarette Girl", only I didn't have enough time to make my
little tray, so no one really got it. Oh well. These things happen.
the past 2 months or so I have become increasingly infatuated with
velvet. I am not talking about that horrible stretch crap that was super
popular in the 80's and 90's, but real, honest to goodness soft,
delicious velvet made of rayon and/or silk. Every time I go to the
thrift store I keep my eyes peeled for velvety stuff and have begun
amassing a collection for myself.
I wore two of my newly acquired velvet items the other day, and it ended up looking very late 30's film noir-y.
Please excuse my face in that one.
I am super obsessed with this miraculous fabric. It's incredibly soft an delightful and wonderful and amazing. You know what I would absolutely and entirely love? 1940's style pajamas made out of silk/rayon velvet. I know you're probably thinking, wow that sounds incredibly hot (as in temperature) and uncomfortable. Well, no, it's not. I accidentally fell asleep wearing this skirt which is nearly full length, and I slept wonderfully and woke up in a state that was neither cold nor hot. It was just right.
Being a proper 30's woman, I must have fur, and a hat!
I believe this skirt is 18% silk and 82% rayon, and the blouse/jacket is pure rayon. While they aren't a matched set, they look like they could be a suit. Both pieces are pretty modern. The skirt is cut on the bias, and the blouse has really awesome Victorian-ish looking details. There are a ton of pintucks, shirring, it buttons up the front, and has a cool drawstring lace collar. I wore it with really low wingtip heels that look 30's, but are also modern and vintage back seam stockings. Stockings which require a garter belt.
Can I just say that I kind of hate garter belts? I am not a fan. Perhaps it's because I have an ill-fitting one from Victoria's Secret that is really flimsy. Or perhaps it's because I'm tall, so I feel less secure in one. But it's probably just because they are annoying, and take forever to get all hooked into. Maybe I should look into getting another one. After all, I can't really wear back seam stockings without one, and I do love back seams :).
In addition to these two items, I have also acquired another skirt, 2 jackets, and a pair of wide-legged trousers that are really short on me...drat my long legs! FYI, the pants were originally from Ann Taylor and still had a tag on them and retailed originally for $168!...I got them for $4!
So far everything I have is black, but that's fine because it's a basic color. I would really love to have some deep burgundy or forest green velvet items though.
Anyway, that's an outfit that makes me feel like I could be a really good sleuth. Which is a perfect feeling fitting for a breezy autumn afternoon.
I hope you had a lovely start to your November!