>First Rainy Day of Autumn!

>Ah! Rain! It was thundering and lightening and raining this morning and afternoon and I was in HEAVEN.  We don’t get much rain here, so every time it rains I get in an utterly romantic and artistic mood!  Despite my cravings for closeting myself up and playing with wools and listening to the Amelie soundtrack, I had to get a lot of shipping and business stuff done today, but I did let out my inner francophile with a nautical French look.

The jacket is vintage from the 1940s- it actually was a trade from a lovely friend who has since moved to Spain.  I think it was meant to be- the inside is embroidered with what were my pre-marriage initials!
The pants, of course, are my worn to death pair of the Smooth Sailing trousers.  They’ve become my wardrobe staple!  I really need to make up another pair for myself.
The blouse is a short sleeve sweater purchased last summer from Charlotte Russe, a teenage chain clothing store.
The shoes are vintage, from a friend
The hat actually was my mom’s from the 1970s! It’s got a few moth nips, but it’s my favorite rainy weather hat.

Since a couple of you asked for pics of my hair when it’s not styled, here’s a front and back shot.  Excuse the stupid face… I think I was mid-sentance, but the pic shows it better than the others I snapped :)

My recent project was trying to finish up a project I cut out probably over a month ago now.  I’m afraid my little playsuit will probably be put off until next year if this weather holds out.  I just can’t sew for myself unless I am in the mood- but I did get through almost all of my unfinished projects in the last few weeks so I don’t feel nearly so bad putting this on hold until warmer weather.  With how our weather’s been going it could just be a few days from now…  but here’s a sneak of it anyways.  It’s vintage feedsack fabric with wild American Indian buttons that are the perfect shade!

Tomorrow’s my birthday so I am taking tomorrow and the weekend off.  See y’all back online next week! Hope you have a great weekend!

13 Comments on >First Rainy Day of Autumn!

  1. Stephanie Lynn
    October 1, 2010 at 1:53 am (11 years ago)

    >I love your Parisian chic look! The pants look great. I really must get that pattern and make myself a pair some time! Thanks for the taste of the play suit. The print is so cute and I love the rick rack!

  2. garofit
    October 1, 2010 at 6:34 am (11 years ago)

    >love that jacket with the pants!

  3. superheidi
    October 1, 2010 at 7:43 am (11 years ago)

    >Happy birthday up front! Thank you for the hairpictures (it is a layered!), Though different from the curly look, this is a great as well.

  4. Debi
    October 1, 2010 at 9:54 am (11 years ago)

    >Love the look–those trousers really are staples! Love it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a fantastic birthday weekend! And I can't wait to see your new project! I always find your sewing so inspirational! Did I ever tell you that it's because of your blog that I got into blogging in the first place? :-)

  5. silkfrocks
    October 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm (11 years ago)

    >Oh my gosh your outfit is inspiring. The dress in the background is beautiful, are you going to offer a pattern for it, or sell the dress on your site? Please, please, I love it.

  6. FairyFiligree
    October 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm (11 years ago)

    >Just yesterday I found out another blogger who shares your same birthday so thought you'd like to visit her & share greetingshttp://www.jodielejeune.blogspot.com/Meanwhile, have a happy birthday -love your outfits… so very Francaise!

  7. Lauren
    October 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm (11 years ago)

    >I love your ensemble. Soooo cute!!!!Happy Birthday!!!

  8. Glamour Daze
    October 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm (11 years ago)

    >Vive la France ! Great outfit.

  9. BaronessVonVintage
    October 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm (11 years ago)

    >AWESOME! OUI OUI, Paris, J'adore cette ensemble!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  10. Meg
    October 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm (11 years ago)

    >You look adorable! I miss you!HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Lots of love from us all up north.

  11. Time Traveling in Costume
    October 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm (11 years ago)

    >That taste of Autumn also put me in the mood to sew, and have a fabulous light show in the background. Very cute outfit! I love seeing you dressed up in them the way they should be. Val

  12. South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild
    October 4, 2010 at 4:29 am (11 years ago)

    >Happy birthday! Welcome to the 30s — I've actually enjoyed my 30s, so far, more than I did my 20s, and I hope you do, too! By the way, your French rainy-day outfit is great; so chic and comfy-looking!

  13. M
    October 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm (11 years ago)

    >Your outfit is fantastic! Loved the wide legged trousers so much and happy b-day as well.xxMarielsCastle