Tuesday, January 18, 2011

stillness is a lie, my dear

My life is about to get a whole lot busier in the coming weeks... which is why, the fact that I am struggling to keep up as it is scares me a little. Some of it involves travel (which hopefully will be well documented here), some of it involves work, and some of it involves fun things I've been meaning to do for a long time. In the meantime, lets pretend the only thing I have to do is hang around in our garden and take photos. Pretend that a busy schedule isn't looming just outside of the gate!
This 1950s vintage wool jacket is actually part of a two piece set - it has a matching sleeveless dress. Wearing the whole thing together is really fun but it can border on Madmen/costume-y so I tend to separate them.  I bought this set way back when I lived in Seattle (5 years ago or more!) and I've been quite careful not to be too hard on it because I like it so much and it is in really amazing condition. Also, in all honesty, it is wool and I live in Southern California so there is basically a small two month window during which I can wear it without passing out from heat exhaustion!
(above is the most true to color photo - fyi)
Lastly, a Christmas present from my dear friend "Bean"...a little medallion with my blog's initials (DJRD) on one side and the date I started it on the other.  Isn't that so incredibly thoughtful!?  She's been ultra-supportive of my blog since day one. (thanks, bean!)
outfit details
jacket: 50s vintage
shorts & flats: UO
messenger bag: marc by marc jacobs

post title from this Sylvia Plath poem

16 comments:

amalie said...

super cute! love your coat and bag.

Mina said...

awww i love ur ourfit! so cute!

Carys said...

This is such a great outfit!! I love the smart vintage blazer with the shorts, they make that gorgeous jacket look even more interesting. This is one of my favourite looks ever!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

What a sweet ensemble. I like the way you've put green and red together and don't even remotely suggest Xmas.

the pendent is such a thoughtful gift. You're friend is super for such a great present. -Bella Q
the Citizen Rosebud

meelusha said...

this such a great oufit! love your blog and the way you stylish-ly combined old and new!!!

p.s. since you love vintage, don't forget to join the cool vintage giveaway on my blog (60s silk scarf by daniel la foret-paris)
http://meelusha.blogspot.com/2011/01/join-my-1st-giveaway.html

emina said...

Love it! It looks so wonderful. Aah to be able to wear shorts in January.. Across the pond it's still two pairs of tights I'm afraid.. :) xx

SMASH said...

that coat rules so hard (that collar!!), one of these days you're going to have to wear the whole set so we in internet land can see :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

All the time in the world... said...

This outfit is so lovely. I love the ring on your left hand. You make this outfit work so well combining delightfulness with mysteriousness. absolutely adore it...so happy I came across your blog...

Honor said...

I love your jacket and how it matches your scenary perfectly :)
By the way I've given you another award

http://teapothonor.blogspot.com/

anahita said...

love the retro feel of this outfit. and that is my favourite plath poem :) xx

Bean said...

Thanks for the shout out! Awwwwwww.

josephine said...

mmm that bag

hannah, heart city said...

lovely! you make the vintage jacket look so so modern!

Passport Smiles said...

This outfit is perfect in every sense of the word. Cute as a button!

Andrea said...

Aww I'm in love with this jacket! And it goes perfectly with red shoes! You look totally Blair Waldorf:)

Kristin said...

I meant to write this a while ago, but I LOVE this post. Great outfit!

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