I finally got a pair of white chunky sneakers to wear with some kind-of-ugly socks. Turns out this trend is comfy and I’m all for it. Bringing the 80’s back but with a 1950’s vintage dress and 1960’s white straw box bag. Socks are not vintage, if you were really wondering.
What is this, sunshine? We went from winter to summer, with just about no days of spring. Richmond is 95 degrees this weekend. A little hot!
But, how good is this 1950’s orange, cotton, dress? It’s the perfect color for summer, especially since adopting a “wear less black” policy, a few months ago. I put this floral chenille hat into my person collection as soon as I saw it. My loafers are 1970’s vintage and give me Alessandro Michele Gucci feels without the $1000 price tag. The white beaded bag is a vintage find, as well.
I’m in love with this look because of colors and fit of the dress. It’s great that a few vintage pieces, mixed together, create a surprisingly modern and wearable look.
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.
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.