A month ago now, I was able to get together with Kathryn to finally grab some shots of my fabulous vintage skirt I found this past spring, and we had a splendid location for them! I absolutely adore it when we can get photos like this of outfits that so perfectly mirror their surroundings! The coordination was totally unplanned, but the photos turned out better than I ever hoped for. :-)
Ever since starting our estate sale habit this past spring, we've been adding to our collection of old odds and ends around the house- most frequently jewelry, it seems! Clothing tends to be few and far between, and I'm in a place right now where I'm perfectly happy making my own clothes so I don't feel the need to be a truly aggressive shopper.
All that being said, we have been able to add a few things to our wardrobes, and this fabulous skirt is one of them. :-)
It's a hand-painted mexican circle skirt!! To be honest, this was never a "holy grail" item for me- in fact, I'm not entirely sure I knew they were a thing. However, I adore this skirt. I was planning on making a summer-y blouse to go with it, but that just never panned out this year... I think the color scheme transitions quite nicely to fall though!
The skirt was in impeccable condition; the painting is done in metallics and gives the skirt a nice stiffness that makes it feel almost formal.
An added bonus to the skirt is that it's exactly my size! I'm not as small as the usual offerings we come across, so I was fully prepared to alter the skirt to fit but it's nice to not need to. ;-)
As a side note, I actually ended up getting a black crinoline a few weeks after these photos, and it's both fuller and more color-approriate-when-glimpsed than this one and thus more suited to a photoshoot.... Ah well, can't win them all. ;-)
Oh, and can I just say YAY! for the weather being non-humid and cold enough that I feel like wearing my hair down!! I enjoyed the break from setting it every night over the summer, but I'll be honest... I was actually missing the process by Sept. That surprised me, but hey, I'll take it!
After my (mis)adventures with a middy cut last year, I decided to play it straight this year (no pun intended. No really, it's not intended...) and get a plain bob with just a little bit of layering. So far I think it's a vast improvement, but I'm still open to a little more tweaking... ;-)
I paired it with my stand-by, why-in-the-world-didn't-I-make-this-years-ago blouse and a sweater I got from Kohl's last year and altered for a more vintage-appropriate fit. (but hooray for that vintage-esque beading!)
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· Photos by Kathryn ·