It’s been a chilly January! I wore this out to watch the Steeler’s playoff game (they lost), so I wanted to be in color. This is a mostly modern outfit paired with a cute vintage hat. I love to incorporate one or two vintage items into an outfit, especially for going to work. You know.. dress codes.. *eye roll*.
Black Jeans : Frame Denim
Black and Gold Sweater : Philip Lim 3.1
Black Beret : Vintage
Black Boots : Rebecca Minkoff
1950’s Cashmere and Mink Sweater
1970’s Plaid Wool Skirt
1950’s Brown/Red Leather Clutch
Modern Forest Green Tights
Modern Brown Leather Boots
Vintage Locket Necklace
It’s the first weekend of December. Virginia sure stays warmer than what I’m used to. I’ve only lived in cities farther north, all the way into the snow belt. The fall/winter season is probably my favorite time of year, now, though I can’t say it always was. It’s the best season for fashion: coats, boots, wools, fur hats. There will not be many very chilly days in Richmond, as there never is, but I look forward to the inevitable snow and a big, heavy coat.
The season changes keep me moving, keep me creative, keep me looking at things differently. I change with the seasons.
I am also adding new winter and formal items to the Heirloomen shop, daily. Be sure to keep checking, as some items go quickly with people on the hunt for the perfect gift for loved ones or themselves.
These 1970’s red pants belonged to my mom. I am lucky she and my grandmother both saved plenty of clothing, hats, and photos. I am also lucky they fit me! Good vintage clothes are becoming harder and harder to source – we must hold on and take care of the pieces we have!
It’s hot in Virginia – the heat index has us well over 100 degrees. This white and pink cotton sundress is a little big on me, so it may end up for sale in the shop. It goes great with cutesy summer pastels and its perfectly cool.
What I’m Wearing
1970’s Tan Straw Sun Hat
1970’s Blue Linen Skirt
1950’s White Woven Hard Purse
Thrifted Elephant Tee
Modern White Perforated Heels
Summer in Virginia means hot weather and bright sun. I have fair skin and burn easily, so I like to be covered up from the rays. My wardrobe consists of lightweight fabrics, and large hats to keep the sun off my face. As much as I tried to be patriotic for the 4th of July weekend, I don’t own a lot of red, so blue will have to do.
What I’m Wearing:
1910’s Edwardian Blouse
1950’s Black Sun Hat
Modern Black Shorts
Modern Bathing Suit Top
Modern Army Boots
The Richmond Canal Walk and James River Pipeline are located right in the heart of downtown Richmond, VA. Belle Isle and Brown’s Island offer beautiful recreation space and shore banks, perfect for cooling off in the hot summer. The river water was quite high in these photos, but usually there is more beach and exposed rocks to lay on. The river and canal walks make for a fun afternoon.
What I’m Wearing:
Blouse: 1980’s White Ruffled Blouse
Hat: 1980’s Black Hat
Pants: Modern Black Fit Slacks
Shoes: Black Platform Heels