1.06.2010

Cool January day.




Winter is pretty mild here in the Northwest United States, and as much as you may hear it rains buckets all year long, it really just stays gray in the winter and as unpredictable as a drunk reality starlet the rest of the year. Most months you may wake up to the sun shining, birds chirping, and a nice warm temperature outside. So you dress for that and the moment you open your front door it seems that the sky has gone dark, the birds are gone, and a hefty wind is blowing a storm in from the coast, or wherever storms come from. So you change. And the weather changes too. And so on and so fourth until you just accept that you'll either look ridiculous wearing a wool jacket and leather boots in 65 degrees, or freezing in shorts and a cotton blouse.
But right now I'm enjoying the predictability of it being 45 degrees and overcast, which means, skirt, sweater, and coat. Just add accessories.

Sweater-J. Crew

40s skirt-Magpie Vintage

Petticoat, shoes, belt, bowtie-Thrifted

26 comments:

Brook said...

aaahhh the petticoat is amazing!!!! I love it so much! never seen one like that!

Treacle said...

I love that skirt! A high waist is so flattering on most everyone.

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Shona said...

I love the petticoat too, lovely to see it peeking out underneath. Cool shoes too

feathergirl said...

I love that outfit.

In Virginia, fall was the opposite of that. It would be way too cold in the morning and then go up to 50. Such a tease you are, weather.

Nadja, Lillen och Lillens pappa said...

Ypu look so sweet! I love your skirt! How manny gores has it?

love_again said...

Such lovely shades of blue! I love you hair too, by the way.

COCAMIA said...

The hair and the bow so wonderful!!!

Meaghan Kelly said...

your hair is so fantastic!
and dressing for unpredictable weather can be awful. Here in Montreal its predictable as all get out, but its absolutely freezing cold, so it doesn't seem any easier. your combo seems just right though!

Justice Pirate said...

I wear petticoats with everything, myself. Yours however takes the cake!!! You are so darling!!!

redhedgingerbread said...

I was just commenting last night on how much I love the "winters" out here (I grew up in Michigan, uhg!).... This looks to be a perfect ensemble for the day! I adore the little details, and the profile photo with your bow is perfection!

Stefanie Valentine said...

What a lovely combination, and i love that petticoat x

Some Like it Vintage.com said...

Fantastic outfit! And your hair is just perfect. Wish it was mild here in freezing 'ol Canada!

angie.a said...

I really love the peek of petticoat. :)

sarah said...

The petticoat is such a perfect touch! So cute. The skirt has such a beautiful line to it. I love the fabric. :)

sarah louise walker said...

The weather in Chicago is like that, too, which means I have mastered the art of layering.

I love this outfit, so casual-yet-classy and the colours are lovely. The bow and the shoes are fab.

Best,
Sarah Louise

Anonymous said...

so inspiring.. such beauty to behold.. so whimsical..in a word-lovely

My Passport to Style said...

Hi sweetie, what a cute idea, orange polka dot underskirt!! Sharon (UK) xox

Lipstick Chick said...

Incredibly beautiful. I love the bow in your hair especially.

Magaly said...

I love your style!

The Fickle Nickle said...

LOVE THE SKIRT!!! You look so classy in that outfit!!

-Nicole
TheFickleNickle.com

va-voom vintage said...

Gorgeous!! I love the petticoat too!-very sweet! The weather there sounds just like the weather in Missouri. They have a saying here that if you dont like the weather, wait 5 minutes! :) http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com/

Rococo Vintage said...

Gorgeous outfit (and hair, and face!) as always.

We were blessed here in LA with a couple of weeks in the 50s and 60s (blessed, because I LOVE coats!), but other than that... the weather here is anything but unpredictable. "Rebecca, how's the weather there?" "You know how the weather is." "Sunny and in the 70's again?" "Yup."

Erika said...

What a wonderful petticoat! Just adorable!
It seems very tricky indeed to dress for the weather in northwest US! In northern Sweden it's fairly easy: if it's dark and minus 10 F / minus 25 C in the morning, it's going to stay that way most of the day... I really love the thick layer of snow, and the crisp, high, still air, but right now, a little bit warmer would be very nice =)

Leslie said...

love the color palette of your outfit!

mary catherine said...

you are just getting prettier and prettier! i loved this outfit--it's so pretty and so creative but also completely casual. i'd like to shake your hand for making all of that happen in one (vintage!) outfit.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

I am in love with this petticoat! I can only begin to imagine how giant your closet must be to hold all of your lovely clothing.


♥Darla