1.31.2010

1940s Sunday






I know the second photo has me totally out of focus, but the timer went off just as I saw Sam walking out the door offering to help me. So here's how I look whenever I see him :)

Last night I went through my jewelry collection and got rid of a bunch of stuff I've never worn, or never will again, and put all the pieces I want to regularly wear in one easily accessible place. Hopefully this will drive me to wear jewelry more since I love what I have but never think to incorporate it into everyday outfits! Which is just silly to have something and not use it.

Sweater-Flashbacks vinatge, Encinitas, CA

Collar-Estate sale yesterday!

1940s suit skirt-Gift from aunt

1940s navy hat and shoes-The Urban Eccentric

1940s bakelite bird (Betty)-gift from Sam

33 comments:

art*deco*dame said...

I'm originally from north county San Diego and I love Encinitas,so many fun shops!I know I've said it before but I adore your bakelite birdie.I have a ton of vintage costume jewelry I could probably part with since I don't wear it enough but I can't bring myself to do it.

Sarah Yvonne said...

I adore this outfit. I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago (maybe even last week) and read it from newest all the way back to the beginning. You've inspired me to break out some of my knee-length skirts and embrace my curves! You are beautiful and your outfits amazing!

- Sarah Yvonne

Brook said...

sigh... the skirt and the shoes... SWOON! I also like the pic of you out of focus! CUTE!

Panda said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG.
You have the most beautfil clothes, and such a beautiful blog. You've really inspired me, as i love the 40's, and i'd love to dress like this....
Panda xxx

Charlotte said...
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esme and the lane way said...

Gorgeous, love love love the hat!

Kelley Anne said...

That's such a great picture, out of focus or not! I just love your bakelite bird brooch.

Charlotte said...

Funnily enough, I was just doing an inventory of my jewellery yesterday, because I'm also trying to incorporate more jewellery into my outfits! You look lovely as usual xx

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Erika said...

Lovely outfit! Esp love the shoes and the collor! And the second photo is great, it feels right that it's slightly out of focus =)

Justice Pirate said...

quite lovely. I adore all these outfits you have all the time.

Casey said...

Aw... that second picture is so, so cute!!! :D I just love it. :)

Love your outfit--especially that hat! You always manage to put together outfits that just make me want to raid your closet. haha!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

CherryRed said...

Great pictures! I am the same way about jewelry. You should convert that 2nd photo to B&W. I think it would look just like a vintage photo!Love it!

BakeliteBebe said...

Bakelite and birds are two of my favorite things, and your pin - awesome.

"The Golden Girl of the West" said...

Lovely outfit!

XO~Syd

COCAMIA said...

I love the shoes your wearing!!!

Toosdai said...

oh how lovely. as per your last post about changing your outfit, this post is making me reconsider my bell bottomed 70s look and going for an earlier, flirtier outfit.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi sweetie, adore the collar, it outstanding tee hee! Have a lovely week! Sharon (UK) XX

sinnlighet said...

I'm amazed over your fantastic pictures, may I borrow some and show them on my blog? Of course I will write about your lovely blog??

Agneta, Sweden

M. said...

in love with your outfit!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Q's Daydream said...

Perfect as always! I love your face when you see Sam ;o)

Ms. B said...

What an adorable outfit! I must remember to look for bakelite brooches more often!!

feathergirl said...

Of course, Betty wasn't part of the purge!

I still have a lot of ridiculous teenager jewelry, but I can't bring myself to toss it.

olygirl said...

Very cute outfit. I love when you where the military hats. Makes me think you are a born again WAC. :)
I adore them also and try to pick them up whenever I find them. Somehow they are timeless. I hope you will give us a glimpse of your accesible jewelry. I have loads of jewelry but never know how to store it so I can pick it out quickly for outfits! Maybe you can inspire us unorganized folks!

Athletiart said...

Love your look....check out my vintage leotard blog, I think you will like!

http://athletiart.blogspot.com/

Solanah said...

sinnlighet, of course!

Olygirl, I'll take some pictures and show them!

honey said...

AHHH I can't take it. You are so adorable and perfect.

Miss_Tami_Lee said...

This might sound like a weird question, but do you wear a girdle/cincher on a regular basis?

Solanah said...

Miss_Tami_Lee, no, although I do feel the need for a bit of a girdle sometimes ;)

stephanie renee said...

This look is adorable, so glad i stumbled on your blog!

Zohar said...

ha! Lovely outfit Solanah! The hat adds so much to it and you look wonderful.

Miss_Tami_Lee said...

You are crazy, you don't need one! I was just wondering since you have such a small waist :)

kanishk said...

I could probably part with since I don't wear it enough but I can't bring myself to do it.

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the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Love the look!