Bold and Bright

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

Heirloomen Vintage - Bold & Bright Outfit

What’s in your wardrobe for fall, this year?

Plaid. Legwear. Bold Colors. Mix match prints. Blazers.

Finally, fashion is quirky and interesting again. Not that I don’t love my usual black leather, it’s just that I could use some color in my life. I’m also a huge fan of oversized blazers, because they are practical and conservative, while still giving off boss vibes.

I’ve noticed some seriously good legwear coming down the runways in Paris and New York fashion week. Sign me up. I nabbed these vintage deadstock socks on Instagram. My blazer was a lucky thirft shop score, and the kid’s sized Switzerland novelty tee is a lucky find that is staying in my closet, though once intended for the Heirloomen shop. Striped skirt from Zara.

Don’t forget, big jewelry. That’s a given.

Velour & Floral

I’ve always hated wearing orange. I am not sure why, I really think the right shade matters, and maybe I was doing it all wrong.

This 1970’s bright orange velour sweatshirt was an inexpensive find, and something I wasn’t even sure I wanted or wanted to put in the shop. The magic happens when you try things on. As it turns out, this is soft, and cute, and contrasts with many other pieces in my closet, making it pretty versatile, and also good for fall.

Keep your eye out for things you might not initially love, but have interesting colors, patterns, or textures. Unique pieces make for unique outfits, and can work easily with a staple wardrobe.

 

An Antique Blouse with Blue Jeans

I love Edwardian pieces so much, especially blouses. They are full of fine details, little laced edges, intricate structuring and/or flattering and complicated seams. They just don’t make them like they used to..

Edwardian cottons are also versatile and can be worn with a modern wardrobe. This is great for people who feel weird in vintage – No, you won’t feel like you’re in a costume. Antique tops look good with skirts, over dresses, or even with denim. Interested in Edwardian cottons? There are some items available in my shop, here.

I’m wearing this Edwardian blouse with a pair of Frame Denim jeans and a vintage leather clutch. The wooden and leather heels are from the 1970’s and they are too cute for me to part with, but maybe too high for me to wear often. Such a dilemma. Check out the cute details on this blouse that make it so special. It’s also in such great shape for being 100 years old.

Afternoon Trip to DC

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I took a half-day off of work to go up and visit my friend Thomas (follow him on Instagram @jt_womack) in DC to photograph the gorgeous buildings and scenery of the nation’s capitol while the spring greens and blooms are lush.

Friday afternoon in May means, few tourists, blue skies, and decent weather, though it was a little hot. For expensive as it is to live int DC, there is so much to do that is free of charge. We took full advantage of the museums and attractions. I also walked 7 miles and deserved a bowl of pasta when I got back to Richmond.

Like my little bird tee-shirt? It’s one of my summer favorites – a vintage 1970’s top, I found it a few years back. Paired with my trusty combat boots – because, being practical is important when walking 7 miles in an afternoon!

Independence Day Weekend Look

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.

1970’s Wide Leg Trousers

 

What I’m Wearing:
1970’s Wide Leg Red Pants
1950’s Gray and Trimmed Zip Up Cardigan
Modern Leather Platforms
Topshop Nude Ribbed Tank

I’m so happy that wide legged pants are on trend, right now. These 70’s red pants belonged to my mother, and now they are mine! I adore any “high-waisted” or natural-waist anything. The low rise fad of my younger years was terribly unflattering and uncomfortable. This short, knit zip-up from the 50’s was sourced locally in Richmond, Virginia.

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