Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I've Got a Crush...on Suits.

It's no surprise that I have a love affair with two piece suits. I think it's the versatility with which one can remix the items and incorporate them into more casual or quirky outfits. This particular shoot does not showcase the wonder of this dress and jacket combination found at my recent trip to the flea market. It was horribly cold and windy on Sunday, so I'll have to get better pictures of it next time. It includes a basic shift dress and short jacket with the cutest collar and buttons! I'm getting really into the 60's you guys. I feel like that is where most of my vintage wardrobe derives from. Not to mention, during our house hunting ventures, I just fell in love with the most amazing house from 1963. I felt my heart swell a bit while I was inside. It is painted in the most wonderful pastel colors, like mint and mauve, which made me melt into a puddle of sentiment. Not to mention, there is a spectacular bathroom downstairs with double sinks that looked straight out of a Rock Hudson/Doris Day movie (Send Me No Flowers, anyone?). Count me IN! Husband is not too sure (he still thinks he married a 65 year old lady), but who knows, I may convince him in the end!

I've been having really great luck in the hat department lately. One of my favorite antique shops sells some beauties for under ten dollars, which is a steal in my opinion. I couldn't resist the ruched bow detailing on this piece!

Suit- Vintage, ReTHREADS via Benson's Flea Market
Shoes- Vintage, thrifted
Hat- Vintage, Antiques on 18th
Bag- Vintage, thrifted
Coat- Vintage, Grandmother's
Gloves- Vintage, gift
Tights- Walmart

We'll be doing some more house hunting tonight if all goes well, and potentially making an offer on a place in the next week or so. It is such a scary thought! We'll potentially be living there for a great many years, so it seems a tremendous decision is looming upon us. Prayer for wisdom is always appreciated :)
I hope you have a simply splendid day darlings!
God Bless,

Colossians is really inspiring me lately. It is full of daily reminders for us to grow and develop in our relationship with Christ. Take a few minutes and read through the book of Colossians if you have a chance!
Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

*My heart and prayers go out to the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. What senseless violence, it doesn't add up. It seems as though events of this nature are getting closer and closer together over the past few years. All I can do from where I sit is pray for those affected. 
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


Ali Hval said...

Ooooh, Katie, picking a house! I'm sure whatever you pick, you'll have made the right decision. That 1963 house sounds like it's right down your alley with all the pastels and it being such a "you" era in terms of vintage fashion, hehe. :)

I'm loving the lilac here! Purple is such an underrated color in the fashion world, I feel, and I love that I'm seeing it pop back up in the spring.

Imogen said...

I can't even explain how much I love your style, it just gets better and better. I love the vintage patterned dress and the colours together.

Bethie The Boo said...

So exciting about picking a house! I hope you end up finding a place that you love - and it will be special no matter what because it will be YOURS.

LOVE this suit, the colors are amazing and it just looks like it was designed special for you!

Immortality Passion said...

I love suits too. Your suit is so sweet, love it. But I dont like that snow :), here is finally nice weather :)

Sammi said...

What an amazing outfit! And I looove that hat :)

xox Sammi

Léna said...

The tights are perfect :)

Linda Greaves said...

Oooh, its happening! How exciting - prayers going out for you two, that you'll end up with a good house :) That 60's house sounds perfect for you haha, maybe he'll come around with a little convincing!
Ah what a pretty purple suit. I love the lilac tights you paired with it - so pretty <3

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Kristian said...

The hat really makes this; takes it to the next level :D

Laura said...

Oh mu gosh, that hat is just so perfect with that dress - you certainly have some great luck in the hat department. So cute!


Marisa Noelle said...

Ooh Katie...this suit is marvelous! I think most of my vintage wardrobe comes from the 60s as well - my favorite era and I'm the biggest Rock and Doris fan!! You do have the best vintage hats I've ever seen. As much of a hat person as I am, it's few and far between that run across any so perfect in my antique mall rounds.

PS - hope your audition went well & very best wishes finding a house!!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

you really rock vintage so well!! love it