6.12.2013

Inspired by: Lady adventurers

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I love seeing late 19th/early 20th century photos of women adventurers. I have a few photos somewhere around here of groups of hikers in the teens and twenties, where the women are sporting wool knickers and heavy sweaters or crisp white shirts and ties. It's my faaaaaaaaaavorite look ever. 

When I went out to take pictures it was a little chilly so I grabbed my 30s riding jacket (actually maybe it's older?) and it seemed to work perfectly. My Sherlock and John cat buttons live on the lapel right now, they're the cutest. 

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Shirt-J. Crew
Pants, belt, and jacket-Thrifted
Boots-Antique shop
Bee brooch-The Urban Eccentric
Sherlock buttons-Jenny Parks 

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30 comments:

Helen Le Caplain said...

I know what you mean - they looked so fearless.

Love your interpretation :)

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Helen Mae said...

Love this outfit - I definitely get the adventurer vibe. It looks casual and comfy but chic.

Hope said...

Yeah, I know what you are talking about. Love the look.

:)Hope

Flora Amies said...

This is really really cool outfit. The colours work really well together and I like the silhouette your shirt & pants make. I wish lots of women dressed like this still !

Flora

www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

Gemma said...

Wow, what a gorgeous outfit. I love this look as it's really practical yet incredibly stylish without looking costume-y. Beautiful xx

art deco dame said...

So casual but still looks so well put together,I'm a fan!

VintageDanielle said...

Those pants are so cool, love the rich green tone.

Bunny Moreno said...

Cute and comfy-my favorite combo! xox

Jessica Cangiano said...

Rugged and feminine, and squarely beautiful - you ready to tackle any mountain in this ensemble, be it literal or figural, that you come across.

♥ Jessica

MarieBayArea said...

I might have to steal this entire look from you. It's brilliant.

Jessicat said...

ohhhh i love this look. i'm really digging your more casual attire. I love how everything looks so vintage when you wear it, even when it's not so old ^^

Mrs. Williams said...

Love those pants! No one else could get away with this look but you, and the silhouette is super flattering.

Speaking of women adventurers, have you read the Amelia Peabody novels? You may enjoy them.

CassieInTheRain said...

Such a lovely outfit, I especially love the shoes. :)

Fifties Darling said...

Yes I love this! What a great combination between feminity and ruggedness.... I absolutely adore everything in these pictures and you pull it off like a charm!

Kailey said...

You are so beautiful! By the way, thank you so much for following me on instagram - it made my day being the huge dork I am! <3

Sophie said...

Oh I love this outfit! You look amazing dear ♥
Also, those Sherlock buttons are the best!

Retro Chick said...

I'm afraid I can't talk about anything except that bee brooch which I am now obsessed with.

I saw a vintage dress with embroidered bees on it once. I think I need bees in my wardrobe.

Jessica Verhoeven said...

I can't handle this

Pam The Mad said...

This outfit is pure perfection!

Purple Ivy said...

You sure look adventurous. love the colour of the trousers.

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

M. D. Jackson said...

The first woman Doctor Who?

Lizbeth_Reads said...

I love the Sherlock and Watson pins, so cute!

Maria Verymuchalive said...

Oh, you look wonderful! I love the way you choose colors and that the belt is dark cherry. So elegant and fierce in the same time.

Hannah said...

aah you look beautiful! x

Laura said...

You look so great - I really love that brooch! So different and unique!

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

BaronessVonVintage said...

Ah, I loved this topic so much I spent 4 years researching it for my Ph D. I'm a nerd like that :D. Love the spirit of this outfit. Those jeans are like the perfect Land Girl green!

Kristian said...

I think "woman adventurer" is the best thing ever to look like!

Amber said...

So lovely. Even when you "dress down" you look exquisite!

Caged Canary said...

I have a new girl-crush; you are gorgeous! You really suit the vintage clothing and makeup; you have that look. Super jealous!
The bee brooch is also to die for.. WANT!

Caged Canary - Live The Fairytale
www.cagedcanary.blogspot.co.nz

Kalin said...

I am so in love with this..I'm a horseback rider-Ahem, Equestrian, and a vintage lover. It's hard to find vintage outfits that I could actually ride and do stuff in, so now I want a pair of pants like that..and just the whole outfit. Especially those buttons. :O Sherlock and cats are my favorites...
Kalin from vintage fashion blog, Www.Modestyismypolicy.blogspot.com