Between moving and an upsurge in work, this week's already getting away from me! Thankfully, my brother came to my rescue and sent me photos we'd taken during his visit over the holidays. It was far too cold a day for what I was wearing, but his photography's so beautiful, I really wanted to get him to take a photo of this jacket in particular. And as I actually found the jacket (and hat!) when I visited him in Dallas, it just felt appropriate.
This 1940s jacket was a real find, with really stunning latticework.
I love the coral color and the half-length sleeves. Because it was so cold that day, this is the One Shot we got before I had to put my coat back on and not die. I think Tyra Banks would've been proud that I got the shot anyway.
I just love this wonderful 1940s wide-brimmed hat. Soon after this shoot, it started to get too windy to wear it without taking flight, so it (and I) are patiently waiting until spring. I paired it here with the jacket and slim-cut skirt to really bring out an early 40s silhouette, which I generally prefer to the Dior "New Look" late 1940s silhouette. I'm coming around, though--at the moment I'm working on a very full skirt to wear with my Doris petticoat, so I'll be playing around with the post-1947 look here soon!
The grey skirt, grey suede boots, and grey suede gloves I chose to reflect the rather overcast, cold weather, both through color palette and texture, and to really focus in on the pop of color from the jacket. I really adore this outfit, and can't wait until it's no longer inviting hypothermia to wear it again.
When's the last time you wore something you knew was totally weather-inappropriate, but too amazing not to sport?