Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Suits My Fancy

This is a bit belated, but the 1940s editorial in the September issue of Vogue really made me want to wear a suit. Specifically, a broad-shouldered, peplum-waisted suit. Of course, I have no occasion for a suit nor do I own one, but a girl can play dress up, right? I found two blazer and skirt combos in my closet that are sort of suit-like. Here is the first of the two. I resisted the urge to throw in a bright color since the examples in the magazine are neutral, classic and pretty understated. Sorry about the dark picture. I had the choice after work to go straight home and catch the last bit of daylight or go thrifting. You know how I feel about thrifting. And, yes, I'm wearing the scarf AGAIN!
Blazer: F21, $10 // Skirt: UO, $18 // Scarf: Thrifted, $1 // Belt: Thrifted, $1 // Shoes: Worthington, gift


18 comments:

Andrea said...

Looks good! I have many blazers but no matching bottoms, since they were mostly thrifted, and I'm okay with that.
Also really digging the socks and open toed shoes, WISH i could pull that off.

Kelly & Tracy said...

really cute jacket!

michelle said...

ahhhhhhh.
so perfect.

just my style said...

The scarf is awesome...and the shoes and socks combo absolutely polishes this look off beautifully!

simplesophistication87 said...

this outfit is (of course) totally perfect! love it!

sisters and dresses said...

so cute!!

B*

Delightfully Tacky said...

Very "Peggy Olsen", If you know what I mean. Lovely.

princesspolitico said...

i actually just wrote a post about how much i love the refined look of blazers. its very katharine hepburn...

xo.
princesspolitico

Clare said...

Tres adorable. I love how you've been wearing your hair lately. This is a great look!

Taylor Sterling said...

I love using Vogue as inspirtation. I started a inspiration board in my office at work and I am focusing on fall looks. I love this. It really looks great on you.

K said...

What a great jacket. I love the shoulders. I can totally understand why you keep wearing this scarf. Its AMAZING!

Dylana said...

Very beautiful color combination! Love this!

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calivintage said...

oh i love every detail of this outfit. especially the little socks with those heels! lovely.

CMA said...

love the socks with the heels
gorgeous!!

-cma
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Another's Treasure said...

I love it :) I love thrifting too- you should check out my new blog:
isanotherstreasure.blogspot.com, where I show all my finds!

-Amanda

caramelizedvintage said...

Oh man, socks with the heels totally makes your outfit. And cute shape with the peplum waist. :}

alya said...

Love all the mixed prints with the blazer, scarf and belt, though you still kept it looking simple.

Daisy said...

This is such a lovely outfit!