Monday, June 17, 2013

Gail Carriger's French Outfits: Brown Gingham Pencil Dress Variation

So the other pencil dress I took to France with me was my brown gingham. I love this dress. It just fits beautifully and the fabric is this great easy cotton. (By comparison: looking back over the photos of the flowered pencil and I think I'm going to get rid of that one, it just isn't flattering over the Rack.)

 Paolo & I at St. Malo

I wore it layered over white with cream and peach accessories for St. Malo, and with balck at Epinal.

 With and without the sweater at Epinal

I am not one of those who thinks black and brown must be separated. I will also wear gold and silver together on occasion. Although that is more vintage regulation. To stay lookign very period I shoudl avoid black with this dress, but for packing reasons, black came out. I think the layering looked pretty cute, in the end.

I actually packed this dress because it is such a  nice light cotton it's great in heat. Silly me, I thought it might be warm. Here's what it looks like on a hot day.

Tea in Hayward

This is not a particularly popular color-pattern combination, I hunted about for some options for you without much success. Most of what I found was on etsy.

Vintage Options:

Modern Options:

Nina Ricci $1590; the Peggy Olsen dress it reminds me of

Something, perhaps for Sophronia's mother before the Finishing School Books:

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

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