May 17, 2011

Such a terrifically lovely vintage inspired polka dot blouse

Day 137 of Vintage 365


May can be a truly marvelous month for fashionistas. Generally speaking we've cleared the wardrobe hurdles of autumn and winter (heavy coats, thick fabrics, snow-proof footwear), yet can still venture outside without melting more quickly than a popsicle left on on the hood of '57 Chevy in August.

This month, with it's moderate temperatures often means that coats (particularly during the daytime hours) are no longer necessary, however we still have the option of long or short sleeves, medium weight or light fabrics, closed or open-toed shoes.

Come May, I live for airy tops, swingy sundresses, cotton skirts, and wedge heels. I reach for pieces - precisely like the splendidly pretty lilac and white polka dot blouse below - that telegraph breezy, elegant warm weather style, allure and comfort.


This immensely nice vintage reproduction blouse hails from UK based etsy seamstress and seller Katy and The Happiness, is crafted from sheer chiffon (chiffon always feels so heavenly against the skin when a serene summer breeze blows through its weave and tickles your skin), features elbow length gathered sleeves, and a utterly delightful tie-neck bow at the collar.

Enchantingly perfect for the office, classroom, backyard, home, airplane, car, or just about any other casual to semi-formal setting you can envision, this marvelous polka dot blouse - which calls to mind beautiful yesteryear secretaries - retails for £50.00, and can be ordered in sizes 6-18 (European sizes 34 - 46).

I would sport this feminine, lightweight, versatile top in a heartbeat. It would pair superbly with pencil skirts, vintage jeans, high-waisted sailor shorts, and jumper dresses (to name but a few potential partners!), and become one of those beloved springtime vintage wardrobe pieces that May was born for! Smile


  1. It's fabbylous. I just love a pussy bow blouse. They look great with high waisted skirts, too. x