5.21.2013

It's a bird! It's a plane!

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The past few months I've been working on incorporating new interests with old. That is, showing my love of comic books/supporting a fandom while still looking a bit vintage. I've been crafting a knitting and sewing project, one for Superman, and one for Supernatural, so if you're a fan of either you'll want to keep your eyes on my blog! 

I just couldn't pass up this shirt last weekend, it's a little boys Superman t-shirt from 1978. Yesterday I made a circle skirt from some nice heavy denim I picked up at an estate sale for next to nothing, and I think they paired together quite well! Though the belt is the cherry on top ;)

It's funny wearing a shirt with such a recognizable symbol on it. A woman jogging passed me and said "looking good Supergirl!" and people (of all ages) would stop and compliment. It's a different attention from wearing vintage, I feel like much of the time people find full vintage outfits somewhat odd or intimidating, but something like this just makes people smile or start fun conversations. I mean, everyone know's who Superman is. Just something I observed, a different basis for interacting with strangers. It seemed more inclusive and began two sided conversations instead of the usual "You look like and old movie." "Thank you." 

Which is refreshing. 

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Shirt-Red Light

Skirt-Handmade by me. 

Belt-Fab Gabs

Eliza Boots-Vintage Shoe Company

Bakelite-Antique Expo
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58 comments:

art deco dame said...

This looks so absolutely adorable I almost can't handle it!!

Oakley Seal said...

This truly is perfection. You are perfection!

Sara said...

You are the best! Lovely combination, SuperWoman! Made my day, thanks :D

BaronessVonVintage said...

So SUPER adorable!

VintageDanielle said...

I'm obsessed with this! You rocked it and look so adorable!!

Charmaine said...

Interesting thoughts! I know what you mean, actually - vintage aesthetics are lovely but definitely intimidating. I've really tone down my style over the past year as I felt it was creating barriers between people, oddly enough.

Great outfit!! Seriously so fun!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Fascinating point - being a very (!) shy person, I don't mind the brief interactions you mentioned, but can completely see the pros of longer, two sided chats with strangers, too.

You look nothing short - fittingly - of super, dear gal. I love your handmade denim circle skirt (talk about a stellar wardrobe staple).

♥ Jessica

liliesandremains said...

Love it! The belt really does seal the deal:) *i cannot wait to see what Supernatural project you are cooking up* the anticipation is already too much!!

xo Sara

Katrina Power said...

You are absolutely adorable! Everything in this look is spot on, from the hair to the makeup to the clothes. It looks like you stepped out of an old comic book.

Also, I'm in awe that you made that skirt; I can't sew to save my life.

Simonas street said...

Very pretty! I love wearing Superman shirts since my name also starts with an "S" but I have a hard time finding shirts that I like. Usually it´s just a big t-shirt and that´s not what I'm looking for. This was super cute though!

XO,

Simona

Helen Mae said...

I really like this outfit, and it definitely makes me want to do the same. I have a lot of printed t-shirts that I don't really wear anymore, but obviously pairing them with a circle skirt is the way to go as it looks fantastic!

Romance Dame said...

Love this!! wonderful skirt as well.

anneke said...

That is really cool! I've been making things inspired by movies or tv-shows that I love as well, but very loosely inspired... I'm curious to see what you come up with for Supernatural (trenchcoat or plaid?)

laura redburn // cardboardcities said...

love this look! sometimes combining stuff like this looks really great, and you still don't have to totally go out of your comfort zone. always good to put a twist on things!

mel said...

My first thought was, "oh she made that skirt yesterday, did she let it hang for the bias to stretch out?!" ^^
The skirt is totally lovely, as the others said before me, the whole outfit is just amazing, funny and cute.

Bethany Nrekic said...

Oh I love this! How adorable. Pinup superhero awaaaaay!

Malina said...

You look fabulous. I wish I had the skills to make a circle skirt.

Tabet said...

Hey,
great post and an amazing outfit. I love your shirt.
Kisses
Tabea

http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

tunabake said...

It is so funny you say that about people being more open with the Superman t-shirt on. As soon as my 4 yo puts her Superman t-shirt on (with cape attached) people pop out of nowhere ' hey Super girl!' It's amazing what it brings out of people, especially when females where it. You look fabulous.

missfairchildscharmschool said...

This is the best! Seriously awesome outfit. Now I need to replicate it. I want to be superman for a day....must add a cape though.

thescreensiren.com said...

What a lovely look! Vintage superwoman!
xx
http://thescreensiren.com

Hannah said...

I absolutely love this! You look adorable! The vintage twist is just perfect. I know what you mean about people being intimidated by full vintage outfits. I wore a full circle skirt dress I made, with a (small not super poofy) crinoline underneath, to the movies on Christmas Day, and most people looked at me like I was a weirdo. But some gave me little smiles because they thought it was cute. It's tough out there. But whenever I see a girl (such as yourself) bold enough to wear beautiful vintage frequently, it makes me smile. Love your style! :)

Jeremy [Retro-Z] said...

fantastic... huge fan of the look and superman-style!

if okay, i would like to make it more artistically vintage?

fionaisabelle said...

Perfect outfit, as always! Love the mix of old and new.

Constantly Alice said...

OMG, I love this soooo much! I'm a total comic book geek and I love superman AND supernatural. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!
xo

justicepirate.com said...

That is so very interesting about the people who complimented you and I can understand what you mean though with how some people just seem confused when seeing a girl dressed in a beautiful vintage outfit compared to one with a recognizable symbol.
You do look adorable!
+Victoria+

Epiphany said...

This is absolutely amazing. I love that you chose boots instead of heels. The practical touch makes you look very heroic.

Sarah said...

I love this outfit!!

Laura said...

This outfit is just so fun! I really love the skirt you made - you did such a great job!

Ha, that lady's comment makes me think of the 'Supergirl' song from the Princess Diaries movie. :)

xoxo,
Laura
xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com

Dakota said...

You do look fab!!

It's interesting what a different reaction you get, too. When I stopped worrying about vintage styling (ie, perfect hair and red lips, heels, etc.) I found I actually got many more compliments and people seemed warmer. "What a great dress!" opens up more room for chat and conversation than the ol' "you look like you're from an old film". (Still love OTT vintage glamour now and then, though ;)

luckylucille said...

Looking good, indeed! It's hard sometimes to incorporate modern things with a love for vintage but you definitely did a great job here. Awesome skirt :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love this!

Lucky Dame said...

I like to mix my vintage with my fandoms too (Supernatural and Doctor Who mostly). I think comics and vintage dressing go hand-in-hand.

austinvintage said...

I'd love to borrow this outfit for June 14th!

Rosariummm said...

Love it! So cute:)

Sammi said...

This outfit is so adorable! I love that the t-shirt has such a high neck that the silhouette looks like you're wearing a vintage sweater or something. Really cute idea.

xox Sammi
www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

Allison Bailey said...

SO cute! I'm a fan of kitschy t-shirts but I always struggle with how to style them- I LOVE how you did :)

Artepignato said...

SEI SEMPRE BELLISSIMA.
Ivan.

Teresa said...

You are a beautiful Supergirl!

Amia said...

Superman is my favorite superhero! I love that you still look a bit vintage :)
teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com

Iva said...

This is soo great, i loved the vintage+graphic tshirt combination!! <3

Kristian said...

Definitely a fun way to blend two loves

Flora Amies said...

This is SO cool! And I love your hair and make-up with it, it all works so well. Awesome.

Flora x

www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

gleeps said...

My favorite outfit I've ever seen you wear! It's adorable, interesting, and looks so comfy. The red cinch belt, slouch moto boots, and red/yellow Bakelite bangles are the perfect accessories!

Annie Pancake said...

THE BOOTS! The boots definitely make it.

Suburban Momma said...

LOVE it!

Heidi Dewhirst said...

Very cool :)
X

Heidis-box-of-various.blogspot.com

Anders E said...

Adorable photos, adorable colours, adorable clothing!

Salvia said...

I've just awarded you with a "Very Inspiring Blogger Award" over at my blog!!

You can view it here: http://sewingfairytales.blogspot.de/2013/05/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html

Rebecca said...

SO cute! I love how you paired the top with such a pretty flowy skirt!
Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

Nancy Whittington said...

Holy wow is this outfit adorable! That shirt looks really nice and comfy too, perfect!

Jamie Rose said...

I'm loving this Superman inspired outfit! You're so cute!

Purple Ivy said...

Love love this look.

xoxo
Ivy
http://www.purrpleivy.com/

MissNathalieVintage said...

I was at CVS one day while wearing my new batman knee high socks(black and yellow stripes with bat symbol on ankles). The guy working at CVS calls out to me and asks me where I got my socks at, I said C2E2. He then asked me, this year? I said yes. All he could say was COOOL! That totally made my evening.

Thanks Solanah for the T-shirt inspiration. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate my captain america T-shirt into my vintage wardrobe.

nessbow.com said...

I just love this outfit. The simple colours, the vintage lines, the awesome boots = perfection.

villainouslyvintage said...

I love this outfit! So much in fact that I've featured it in my 'This week I wish I was wearing' feature - hope you like it:)
http://weheartvintage.co/2013/06/02/this-week-i-wish-i-was-wearing-2/

Sarah Dee said...

You're so adorable it hurts. ;) Love the shirt!

x dotti dee

Sandra Quitzimouche said...

i love 50s skirts with tees and this one is a total find! oh, the joys of vintage...