Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Purple Flower Top & Vintage 1970s Cream Knit Skirt at ConFusion, Detroit


For the second day of Confusion I wore a few old favorites.


My favorite grey facinator (now in black and red $15ea), a vintage 1940s cream jacket (it looks better buttoned), a silky flower print purple blouse from J.C. Penny (years ago), and the skirt part of my 1950s cream knit suit, with black ballet flats (similar $15). I try to wear flats the second day of a con to give my feet a rest and because Saturday is almost always my busiest day rushing from panel to panel.


The choker was a gift from the BFF, it's made of tiny little silver roses. I've never seen anything else like it out there. Those are my favorite earrings made from fountain pen nibs. Mine are silver but I did find these brass ones for $24, and I'm sure the silver are all over Etsy.



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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Gail Carriger In A Steampunk Bow Top & Black Pin Stripe Pencil Skirt at ConFusion, Detroit


I recently returned from Confusion, a lovely little convention on the outskirts of Detroit. My first outfit was a new one for me, I pair an old pin stripe fish tale pencil skirt with a top I usually wear under steampunk stuff.


I put on vintage black gloves (similar $40), a cream headband flower, black purse (no longer avaiable, but I love the Lux De Ville purse line), and my grey and black Via Spiga cut-out spectator derby pumps. (Want more on how I came by this description? My favorite post on the fine art of Oxford shoe identification.)

 I'm not sure about this outfit. I feel that the shirt untucked isn't flattering yet the skirt isn't high wasted enough to tuck or wear with a vintage sweater. I won't be getting rid of the shirt, for steampunk reasons, but I'm not sure about keeping the skirt. Much as I love it, I just don't wear it very often. No mater what the case, I won't be wearign this particular combination again.


FYI, I am running a Goodreads Giveaway on Imprudence.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Then & Now ~ Blue Pattern


Then


Evening Dress  Christian Dior, 1954  The Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection

Now


17 2014  S/S Holly Fulton

Matched Merch



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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Then & Now ~ Embroidered White Muslin

 

Then

Day dress  1904-1908  The Victoria & Albert Museum




Now


87 2014 Gn

Matched Merch

Mug lives the dream as a teacup


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Then & Now ~ Ecru Overlay Dress

Then

1907-1910 Jean-Philippe Worth,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Almost Then

1935 Ensemble  Jeanne Lanvin,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Now

2013 S/S Sass & Bide

Matched Merch


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