>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!
Stephanie LynnOctober 1, 2010 at 1:53 am (13 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!
garofitOctober 1, 2010 at 6:34 am (13 years ago)
>love that jacket with the pants!
superheidiOctober 1, 2010 at 7:43 am (13 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.
DebiOctober 1, 2010 at 9:54 am (13 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? :-)
silkfrocksOctober 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm (13 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.
FairyFiligreeOctober 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm (13 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!
LaurenOctober 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm (13 years ago)
>I love your ensemble. Soooo cute!!!!Happy Birthday!!!
Glamour DazeOctober 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm (13 years ago)
>Vive la France ! Great outfit.
BaronessVonVintageOctober 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm (13 years ago)
>AWESOME! OUI OUI, Paris, J'adore cette ensemble!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
MegOctober 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm (13 years ago)
>You look adorable! I miss you!HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Lots of love from us all up north.
Time Traveling in CostumeOctober 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm (12 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
South Bay Ladies' Tea GuildOctober 4, 2010 at 4:29 am (12 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!
MOctober 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm (12 years ago)
>Your outfit is fantastic! Loved the wide legged trousers so much and happy b-day as well.xxMarielsCastle