30 Day Challenges,  Fashion


Glamour | www.eccentricowl.comDressember DaysGlamour | www.eccentricowl.com I have been waiting and waiting to debut this vintage 60’s faux fur coat for quite a while. My friend Sarah gave it to me along with these two vest/cape/whatever things from her grandmother’s closet, and I adore it. But it takes a little bit of bravery (for me) to sport a coat with this much personality, and it just needed the perfect dress to go with it.

And then Romé from Sunday Millie asked if I wanted to choose a dress to feature for the Dressember Campaign, since she’s doing it but she’s camera-shy, and I saw this and… here we are. Today I am pretending to be a 1940’s film star in a 1960’s fur coat, a 1970’s dress, modern heels, and who knows what era this veil is from. I’m not good at dating hats. Glamour | www.eccentricowl.comI think yesterday’s dress has spurred me into a vintage vixen phase. My new go-to hairstyle is now a beehive and a headscarf, which was surprisingly easier to get done than I had imagined, and I’ve started using my lipsticks more often, and… yeah. I’ll just live in the past, if you don’t mind.

I also liked a few of these pictures better as black and white, so I’m hoping it’s not too weird to have color and black and white in the same post. I just think certain pictures look so much more striking colorless, especially with outfits like these!Glamour | www.eccentricowl.comGlamour | www.eccentricowl.com Isn’t this dress glorious, though? The colors and the pleating and the floral… it’s a dream dress. I just can’t get over how beautiful it is. And it works well for a lot of different era of styles; I’m already imagining a few more ways to style it (boots and beehive, for one) to make it wearable regardless of what era you like to dress in. Glamour | www.eccentricowl.com I cannot believe that Christmas is next week. We only just got our tree last weekend, and I finally completed decorating it yesterday, plus I had to make us stockings to hang since we couldn’t find ours, and I finished those on Wednesday. I feel like I am only just getting into the Christmas spirit. And here it is, one week away. At least I’m done with my Christmas shopping! Wrapping… well… that’s another story. Glamour | www.eccentricowl.com Glamour | www.eccentricowl.com So on a completely different tangent, is anyone else really annoyed that Facebook now forces you to crop your profile picture square? I would have been using the below picture, but with the new forced crop feature, it either crops out my lips or my hat, and… ugh. I’m annoyed. I’ve never been one of those “I hate Facebook I’m quitting!” people, because… it’s just a media site, and it’s useful to me having so many friends and family members who live far away. But I like my pictures full sized, thank you very much, and unless you’re Instagram, square is not cool.  Glamour | www.eccentricowl.com I hope they change that soon.

Well, tomorrow we have a family Christmas party at the home of my dad’s cousin, and it should be a lot of fun! I haven’t decided what dress to wear yet; I either have this fantastic tangerine dress that I thrifted the other day, or I could wear something a little more low-key… but I like dressing up.

If you couldn’t tell.Glamour | www.eccentricowl.com Glamour | www.eccentricowl.com I hope you are all having a good week! I forgot to mention what I thought of The Battle of Five Armies! And mostly, I liked it. I am not fond of all the attempt-to-make-it-trippy stuff that Peter Jackson does with making the Necromancer-turning-into-Sauron flashy and all, but other than that I enjoyed it. I like the movies better than my husband does, which is not surprising. My husband loves Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but he’s also very critical of film in general because he likes to make film, and if he thinks he could do it better, he doesn’t like it. Or something like that. I’m the same with books. Glamour | www.eccentricowl.comDress c/o Sunday Millie | vintage coat, gift | vintage hat, antique store | shoes, Target | vintage suitcase, gift | ring, Forever21 | belt, thrifted

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  • skye

    Dang, your posts just get better and better! How is it that your style is totally in step with mine? Our phases always seem to align.

    I love mixing eras too. Sometimes I care more about the overall thematics of an outfit than 100% authenticity. Technically, nothing in your outfit would have *actually* been worn by a ’40s screen siren, but it all screams ’40s screen siren nonetheless.

    Re: critiquing books – I do the exact same thing. I try not to be judgmental of other writing styles, but sometimes I’m just like “…that word? You went with THAT word? Ooookay.”

    As for dating the veil, does it have a label. If so, I could probably figure out how to date it…


    • Eccentric Owl

      Because… we are fantastic?

      Right? I didn’t mean for it to look like a 1940’s screen siren, but somehow the combination of these items just worked out that way. And I kind of love showing that you don’t have to use period-accurate garments to get a period-esque look. It’s my goal to incorporate thrifted modern items into my wardrobe to create period looks even if they aren’t at all period.

      YES. Ugh.

      Picture of the label attached! I’ve just never researched dating hats, so I’m not really sure if the rules for dating vintage applies to hats as well, or if it’s different. because if it’s the same, this is probably 60’s or before.

  • Amia

    This post is beautiful! When I saw the sneak peek on Instagram earlier I couldn’t wait to see the whole outfit! The black and white photos really capture the vintage glamour of the outfit. As far as the mini Facebook profile picture aside, I completely feel your pain! One thing you can do is use an app called Instasize for that picture. You’ll end up with white strips on either side, but it will make your photo fit in the square! it’s not only for Instagram, you can just save the photo to your camera roll on the phone. Hope that helps!

  • Hannah

    I love mixing my decades together. I just did some thrifting yesterday and picked up something very 60s-ish which is WAY outside my comfort zone. (My blog/style is full 80s, if you hadn’t guessed by now. lol) There’s no harm in wearing fabulous clothes!

  • Mom

    This is my favorite style of you, yet! You are so beautiful and carry off this style wonderfully! I love that dress, too!