I just can't get enough of a good colour combination. It isn't that I lack imagination (so says the woman that wore nothing but black until she was in her forties) but if something works, it works!
The only vintage in this outfit is the skirt (and a bag not in the photo). I personally think a mid-70's yellow, polyester, Donkenny skirt is all the vintage a person needs, but that's me. Your vintage needs may differ.
Hmmm. know what else I need, while we're on the subject? Geez, get your mind out of the gutter.
What I need is the occasional polyester maxi gown in a nice shade of blue. Well whadda ya know, I have one of those too.
Yes, it is too big, and no, I don't care.
What you do is get a huge brooch, and pin the too-big shoulder to your bra strap. There you are, instant faux alteration. I once knew someone that stapled the hem of her trousers-now that's faking an alteration! This is a little fix to make it wearable. Just don't look too closely at the other side! Pity I didn't have matching brooches, I could pin 'em over my tits.
Stop laughing-you know I would do it.
1970's polyester Donkenny skirt-Goodwill
Jones New York cotton blouse-Hand-Me-Ups
Enid Collins handbag-Antique mall
Fragrance-Vintage YSL Opium (oh yes I did buy a bottle. Oh no I don't like it. The pain I suffer for my perfume habit).
Blue Maxi Outfit:
1970's polyester crepe maxi dress-Goodwill
1960's metal beads-Goodwill
Metal bangles-all Hand-Me-Ups
Earrings-New Life Thrift
Fragrance-Vintage Avon Moonwind (yeah, that smells like the 60's alright)
Thank you all for your kind words about my supper mishap. I'm trying my damnedest not to be brought down by these incidents, despite each day bringing a new challenge. I could do without limping as I'm short and I feel like The Penguin from Batman when I walk. I guess I'll stay away from tuxedos and top hats for the time being! When I was a child taking skating lessons the first thing they taught us was how to fall down. I am finally putting that to use as it is now reflex not sticking my hand out to break a fall (it is easier to break a wrist than a hip). If you wait long enough, you put even the most seemingly useless knowledge to use. Someday, perhaps I'll find something interesting digging in the garden and I can make my anthropology degree worthwhile. Until then, thank you again for putting up with my moaning. I'll try to keep it off blog because...BORING!
Hope you're having a great week.