Ladylike Vintage

Ladylike Vintage

I watch a great deal of Masterpiece Mystery! because that’s how we roll at my house.  The eternally damp English countryside, the halcyon days of stables, gardens, and hand-spun fabrics fill me with the desire to wrap up in style.  I happen to love a good cape. They’re ever so classic and sophisticated.  Amidst all of the color blocking and faux fur swirling around this season, the emergence of the cape is a breath of fresh air.

I’ve worn capes with tweed pants, slim dresses, skinny jeans, you name it.  But right now, I long to pair one with a pencil skirt and some sky-high retro mary janes.  The addition of driving gloves and a cloche works even at the risk of being too period; however, if you are concerned with looking like Miss Marple’s primary suspect, you could skip either.  Avoid statement jewelry:  you don’t want chunky accessories on the neck and arms with all that material going on up top.  A rose gold slim bracelet watch epitomizes ladylike vintage.  And keep in mind that a satchel with handles is best since a shoulder bag or crossbody can prove maddening with a cape.  Keep the makeup simple with winged liner. While I prefer natural formulas, Stila nailed easy application and all day wear with their liquid liner.

If I could end up with any of these items, I confess an intense desire for those earrings.  They are in themselves a taste of Mystery!

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5 responses to “Ladylike Vintage

  1. Lonnie

    Sounds very lady-like and a bit naughty at the same time – pretty alluring combination!

  2. Miss Fashionista

    I love the lady-like accessories! so adorable! I also visited the skull jewelry website. It was really cool!

  3. Pingback: Shirr & Pleat Skirt « rich girl diaries

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