...Or the case of the high waisted vintage a-line skirt that unintentionally looked like a pair of trousers in these photos.
Prescription eyeglasses: (frames) Venus Eye Design V-12
Pearl necklace: Birthday gift from Tony ♥
Raspberry knit cardigan: American Eagle Outfitters
Pink shell top: Smart Set
Vintage brown a-line skirt: etsy seller Second Hand Addiction
Brown faux alligator handbag: Le Chateau
Cinnabar looking carved bangle: Forever 21
Other bangle bracelets: assorted sources
Nude seemed stockings: eBay
Brown round toe pumps: Pipsqueaks and Damsel's consignment store
Lip colour: MAC Russian Red
Photography by Antonio Cangiano
This brown skirt is a relatively recent acquisition that I picked up for an absolute song from an etsy seller who is currently in the midst of trying to sell off all of her inventory. It's a little big in the waist, but I used a safety pin (on the underside) to help wrangle in the extra material in the waist band. This shade is a great natural hue and I highly suspect, even though it's a touch too big, I'll get a lot of millage out of this classic brown skirt.
These photos were taken after we'd been bopping around Penticton doing various things one day and I didn't realize at the time they were taken just as rumpled and wrinkled my skirt had become throughout the afternoon. As the result of one particularly long crease running almost right down the middle, in some shots it looks like I'm actually wearing high-waisted, wide leg trousers! Not that I mind actually, I don't own (or wear) many pairs of pants, so it's sort of fun to pretend that I was sporting some trousers in these photos.
It was a somewhat nippy day and an icy wind kept blowing past and causing me to clutch my cardigan to my chest. I love this sweater, not only for its lovely raspberry juice hue, but also because it's one of the few (somewhat) chunkier knits that I own.
Not being a knitter myself and having a wool allergy, it can sometimes be tricky to find vintage appropriate medium and heavy weight knit cardigans, so when I spotted this lovely American Eagle Outfitters at one of the local Salvation Army thrift stores (we have two here) earlier this fall, I swooped in on it right away. It's quickly become one of my most worn autumn pieces and will definitely be in heavy rotation until the toastier days of late spring return once more.
Though a relatively simple ensemble over all, I adore the colour palette as well as the vintage scarf wrapped around my head (to hide the still damp curls I'd put in earlier that morning). There's a sweet forties feel to this outfit and in a way I feel as though I look like I could have been heading off to a WW2 job at a factory (in my street clothes) or, then as now, running informal errands around town on a nippy November day.