Monday 5 September 2011

"Colour me beautiful" in ochre, pumpkin, claret and chocolate

I was not particularly taken by this outfit when I put it together, plus I was having one of those days when you don't know what to do with your hair: not freshly washed so not looking its prime, not vintage curled  therefore making it difficult, if not impossible, to work a vintage outfit...
Having said that, things turned out better than I had thought: one of those cases were phrases like "effortless chic", which normally leave me with a sensation of numbness, start to make a dim half a sense, or at the very least I don't feel like my own clothes hate me. Most of time I try very hard with little success, so it is refreshing no to be crippled by the  effort. 
Yet I can't and will never take a perfect picture - something (such a lowered belt showing a missing button) will rearrange things in their natural order where my best will never be any more than a "good try" nor will it fool anybody. Still, with so many things around to bring one down, little matters a button...

Outfit: vintage crocheted gimp hat, as worn here and here; late 40's suit jacket; vintage knitted wine dress; modern shoes, by Carvela, and modern belt, from TK Max; 40's brown cord bag (was probably a purse); vintage Russian cherry amber brooch and vintage horn bead necklace.


  1. So pretty! I would've never in million years thought to put those colors together but it works just beautifully. I am absolutely loving this!

  2. That was my thought too initially and then I discovered that it actually works.
    Thank you for your comment, and it's been great to discover your blog too!

  3. I am truly inspired with you and you have unique thoughts to express others and i like you style,,,,,,thanks for sharing and keep posting the blog.

  4. like the ensemble a lot. love the third photo from the last.

    xoxo LiLi
    Thinking Out Loud

  5. Gorgous. I would never dare to wear those colours- you look amazing!

  6. Thanks all!

    Seo Technique, that's very sweet.

    Lili, I like that pic too. It's not a smiling pic yet it came out nicely - quite unusual for me, I was very pleased.

    Isis, I didn't think in terms of daring/ not daring, it was put together on the spur of the moment, but I would definitely wear it again.

  7. Nothing short of ravishingly lovely!

    Hand on my heart, I'm wearing essentially the same colours (a rusty pumpkin hued top with crochet detailing and a burgundy cardigan) right now. Love how these deep, beautiful colours personify autumn so wonderfully.

    Many thanks for your terrific blog comments over at Chronically Vintage, sweet dear, I sincerely appreciate them.

    Wishing you a fabulous Friday!

  8. Love the colors of this outfit! It has all the nuances of fall in it :)

  9. I thoroughly enjoy my self and i like to see you in different outfit with some various collections of new colours.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  10. Love the beautiful lady like look!!
    May x