a 60s surprise love affair

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Haven’t done an outfit post in a while, be it time constraints, or just plain ol’ lack of sartorial inspiration, but I finally had the urge to do one because I wanted to capture this outfit fully because it became such a surprise love affair.  You know what I mean?  You kind of just throw something together, put it on, and then realize you love absolutely everything about it?  This was that.

The colors are so perfect for Fall, with the kind of patinaed hues you’d see in a display of vintage bakelite bangles– rust, dark green, goldenrod, but what I love about this outfit is the combination of an awesome print mix–brigitte bardot babe print and butterflies– with the depth of textures–thick leather, crisp cotton, soft chenille.

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Novelty print 60s shirt: Thunderhorse Vintage, Sacramento
60s moss green leather jumper: Moon Zoom Vintage, San Jose
vintage butterfly carpet coat: ebay
90s boots: etsy
tights: Target
belt from an old F21 dress
baklite ring: thrifted for $.25

Thank you all for the comments on my last post!  I love knowing it resonated with so many of you and I especially loved hearing your own vintage horror stories as well.   So glad I’m not alone in suffering from coveting/hoarding/spending too much and all other vintage-related ailments!

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  1. Crystal Lee

    I’m loving your hair. Looks like Elaine from Seinfeld! Your outfit is amazing! That leather jumper is fantastic, and I love how versatile it is.

  2. Megan

    Everything about this outfit is so well put together. Love the unexpected portrait blouse!

    <3 Megan
    http://www.garden-variety.net

  3. Helen

    Oooh that coat is gorgeous and looks so amazing – love!

  4. Jessica Cangiano

    The colours at work is this smashing ensemble really do call to mind (unpolished) Bakelite, I completely agree. They’re earthy, soulful, warm, and so very beautiful.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Dakota

    What a fab outfit!!! That novelty print blouse is so, so cute <3

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