Speaking of sombreros, let me tell you about my outfit! High five for an awesome transition, I said to myself.
Don't you just love this get-up?! I feel like the start of autumn itself in this outfit. Leaves still green, but turning ever so slightly into a golden hue against the brown bark to which they cling. These colors are warm and inviting and they make me feel just as warm and inviting!
My trousers you've seen once before (here). They are reproduction 1940s garbadine pants made by a tremendously talented and nice lady at Time Machine Vintage. Their high waist and loose leg is a favorite of mine and I'm sure you'll be seeing them many times throughout the cooler weather Sunday Snags.
Accessories were fun to pick out for this outfit. I wanted them to be warm and playful so that they could keep easy company with that hat. I got this pre-1930s leaf brooch as a part of a grouping of old jewelry that I bought for another particular piece that you'll see in the future. This brooch was just icing on the cake. It is a gold stamped leaf with an old C clasp and a prong set emerald color stone. I was originally thinking I might make it into a hair accessory for the shop, but I may just keep this for myself for the time being.
That said, I'm keeping this bracelet. Yup. It's mine. I may do a post just for this bracelet actually. You need to see it much closer up to appreciate the gorgeousness. I made this bracelet from an antique button as well. OH this button! It is a depiction of the four seasons in a Mucha style with four Art Nouveau ladies in their various seasonal wrappings surrounded by borders of grapes, flowers, trees, and wheat. I adore this button and now I can wear it around in absolutely every season. Heads up! I'll be adding some bracelets to my shop soon too! They will be adjustable too because my tiny wrists struggle to fit most and I know others have the opposite problem as well. Keep a look out, there are going to be some real beauties coming soon. Just not this one. This one is mine all mine.
Hat: 1930s Velour Tilt from Wild Honey Pie Vintage
Cardigan: Modern from Uptown Cheapskate
Pants: Reproduction 1940s from Time Machine Vintage
Shoes: 1940s Suede & Lizard Oxfords from Honey Talk Vintage
Brooch: Pre-1930s Gold with Green Stone, Ebay
Bracelet: Antique Four Seasons by me ChatterBlossom
Purse: 1960s Straw & Leather Basket from local flea market
Side Notes: It was very windy the day we took these photos and I forgot to grab a hat pin! Blast! Which is why you see me holding my hat in many of these photos. I won't forget next time!
Also, if you've ever wondered how I take my photos, I set up a tripod and adjust all the settings to how I like them. Then my husband very sweetly clicks some photos, I come and adjust the camera again to a different angle or setting, and then he very sweetly clicks some more. We do this on repeat. The hubs doesn't really have an eye for photo taking, but he does have a working finger, so he has been recruited to press the button until I can get a remote. Luckily, he is very patient with me and lets me do as many adjustments and photos as I want. To get the setting or light the way I want, I'll have him go in front of the camera for a quick test pic or two. As you can see, he doesn't seem to mind at all!! Seeing him try to recreate one of my poses is pretty hilarious and I'm sure he'll appreciate that I'm only showing you one!
*Accident Update: My husband is doing really well!! Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts and support. Never found the driver who hit him, but we did find out that he doesn't need shoulder surgery, so that is great news! He is out of the sling and on the mend! Thank you all for being so wonderful!*
Last Week's Sunday Snag: