Outfit of the Day

Outfits of the Day May 14th to 18th

The weather was very weird this week, not the warmest and raining and cloudy mostly. The 80 degree weather we had two weeks ago was a tease! I actually had to wear thicker cardigans a couple times this week. We’re also at that weird in between stage where its too warm for my thick, wool vintage swing coats, but not warm enough to wear no nothing outside.

Monday, May 14, 2018

It was a chilly, grey day so I wore 3/4 sleeves and a grey skirt that has been sitting in my closet unworn for a few months.

Shirt: Banned Retro from Unique Vintage

Skirt: Amazon

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Vintage Inspired Pencil Skirt Outfit

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today it was chilly again, so I wore a black knit cardigan, but I took it off for the picture because I liked the outfit better without the cardigan. I’m taking advantage of wearing these turbans while its chilly to keep my head warm. Once it gets hot I won’t be able to wear them for a while, sadly. This button up top by Banned Retro is a great staple for vintage outfits because it comes in several different colors as well and you can mix and match with different skirts and pants.

Shirt: Banned Retro for Unique Vintage

Skirt: Unique Vintage (same skirt but they don’t carry the color I’m wearing, but have a few other colors, and it has POCKETS!)

Turban: Wish

Enamel Pin: Weeki Waache Springs State Park

Vintage Inspired Outfits from Unique Vintage

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I guess I can tell by my outfits so far this week, that the weather is affecting my dark color choices!

Dress: Amazon

Gloves: Unique Vintage (these are fall/winter gloves and they don’t have them for sale right now)

Glasses: Zenni Optical

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Fascinator: Amazon

Vintage Dress from Amazon

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

So I wore green two days in a row! But it’s a different shade of green so that’s ok right? I love the fit of this dress and how the skirt flares out just at the bottom. This dress comes in multiple colors on Amazon and I am definitely going to have to go back and order more colors, especially since its less than $35. Today was accessories day for the Instagram Vintage Fashion Challenge so I had to wear this awesome hair flower clip. I need more flower clips in my life!

Dress: Amazon

Hair Flower: Lady Luck’s Boutique

Earrings: Stella and Dot

Pearls: true vintage

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Today I was loving my outfit. I’ve worn this dress before, but only by itself. Today I paired it with a cropped cardigan because it’s chilly again. I LOVE the way this outfit looks! I need more Heidi dresses with cropped cardigans! The Red in the Cardigan doesn’t match the red on the dress exactly, but I’m probably the only one that notices lol.

Dress: Pinup Couture from Pinup Girl Clothing

Cardigan: Sidecca from Amazon

Hair Flower: Amazon

Snood: Amazon

Glasses: Zenni Opitcal

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Spanish Fan Heidi Dress by Pinup Coutore for Pinup Girl Clothing

This weekend is supposed to be raining and crappy again, so it will be interesting to see what I put together for outfits. Next week starting Monday though we are supposed to have sunny weather in the 60s and low 70s all week, so I am excited for the outfit possibilities. If you want to check out this weeks prompts for #thevintagefashionchallenge on Instagram my username is sparkleshan, the pictures are different then my outfit pictures in this post.

Outfit of the Day

I’m not prepared to dress for the cold

Because I am on a limited budget for buying vintage and vintage reproduction clothes, I haven’t gotten to the point yet where I have purchased vintage trousers. And to be honest I have only found one pair of vintage trousers that I like on the Vivien of Holloway website. They are a company based in England and right now the British pound is more than the US dollar so that does not work in my favor. I love these trousers but they are a little out of the price range I want to pay for a pair of pants right now so needless to say I don’t have any vintage trousers right now. So this winter my days of dressing vintage has been limited to warm days of at least 50 degrees, and we haven’t had too many of those lately. If I wasn’t such a wimp, I would just suck it up and wear the dresses anyway, but lets face it I like to be war over wearing a dress! This past Friday it was close to 60 degrees so I got to wear a dress that I ordered months ago and was waiting to wear. I was so excited. Believe it or not I bought this dress on the Wish App! The quality is decent enough for the $15 I paid for it and it actually looked like the dress in the picture so that is exciting. Here is my outfit with details on where I purchased all the items I am wearing.

Dress: Wish App

Stockings: What Katie Did

Petticoat: Grace Karin purchased from Amazon

Belt: Unique Vintage

Shoes: Modcloth

I’m also wearing my first snood! These are great for days when I don’t feel like curling all of my hair or doing an over night roller set. I just threw in two victory rolls with my trusted Roll and Go Tool (Check for a post on that in the future) and then threw the rest of my hair in the snood with a rose hair clip. It took me 5 minutes to do my hair!

1940s hairstyle with Snoof