Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Risking Hypothermia for the 40s!

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.

Photos courtesy of Spencer J Eggers

When's the last time you wore something you knew was totally weather-inappropriate, but too amazing not to sport?

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  1. Your brother is definitely a marvellous photographer!
    I always end up in completely weather-inappropriate outfits in the winter. Despite loving the cold I tend to forget just exactly how cold it can get here (especially after a long, stupidly hot summer like the one we're currently experiencing). It takes me a while to get the balance of how many layers to wear just right!
    I think this outfit was probably worth a little bit of suffering, that jacket is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, I thought it was worth the chill, too! Plus, after being so cold for so long, you kind of want to jazz it up, even if it means a little suffering. I can only wear thermals and pants for so long. I'm sure in six months I'll look at your winter outfits with envy, but man. Right now, I've had enough!

      (Also--did you make that super cute blue skirt from a specific pattern?)

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  2. These photos are so glamorous!!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you! All the work of my brother. And the outfit.

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  3. Gorgeous! The one shot you got is absolutely divine.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I'm pretty relieved we got that one, it would've been such a bummer if none were usable. I think it goes without saying, though, that my brother has a pretty high standard for what's "usable." (If I'm not grimacing, I think it's usable!)

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  4. more beautiful pictures ... i would love to steal the blazer and the hat ... aaaand the little blue suit case.....

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    1. Thanks so much! It's funny you noticed that, the original shoot was supposed to be at Grand Central, but it was so crowded at the time we went, and the light was so poor, we had to move outside to the library nearby!
      And thank you for the compliment-- I firmly believe that threats of petty larceny are the sincerest form of flattery.
      ...Seriously.

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