I think I am now addicted to head accessories, you guys. Wearing the one hat has just led to this feeling that no outfit is quite complete without something on my head. And I love it, because it’s also pushing my style back towards the more retro feel (and sometimes full-out 1950’s) that I really love.I’ve always had this huge struggle with settling into just one style, mostly because I look at other bloggers and think “Oh, I love her sense of style, maybe I should try that!” But this week I’ve realized that I just feel the best when I’m dressed in something that looks very retro, regardless of how fun more modern styles might be. I’m just more in my element with vintage style.
And it makes me happier, and I don’t get all worried that it’s not quite working right (you guys, I have no idea how to style pants, and I don’t think I ever will), and it’s more flattering on my body type (for the most part. I can’t do super full skirts while pregnant, but this one falls closer to the body and works better.)
I think this is finally the moment where I sit back and make the decision to stick with a retro/vintage style. Not that I won’t still have my modern moments, or modern elements in vintage outfits, but I don’t think I’ll try so hard to dress in something boho or grunge just because I see someone else wearing it.
I love, love, LOVE the colors in this outfit. I got this dress from Bridgetown Vintage, back when Sarah from Just Take a Bow had a vintage shop, and I haven’t worn it in so long. I’m not sure why! I used to think that it would be best for spring, but now I think it’s better for fall. There’s just something so perfect for the season about it!
And tights: does anyone know a good place to get colorful maternity tights? My regular tights are mostly getting too tight around the waist, and all the maternity tights I’ve found online are gray or black. And despite the weird neutrals phase I’ve been going through, I still need colorful tights.
I need to make a few more flower crowns; they’re super easy to make (sharing a DIY on Becca’s blog sometime soon!), and they add so much! I might start experimenting with adding veils and maybe making more fascinator-type headwear.
These shoes are so sadly dying. They have this huge hole in the seam that lets water in, and they’re wearing thin all over. I really should toss them, but it’s so hard to let go of cute shoes, especially when they look (or are, not sure) vintage like these, and were once comfortable before they started to wear out.
Handmade flower crown | Vintage dress | Thrifted heels | Target tights and belt
I hope you all have a fantastic Friday!