Do any of you have one of those outfits that you love beyond all reason? An outfit so perfect that you have an irrational happiness as soon as you put it on? This is that outfit for me!
I have no idea why I haven't paired this blazer with this dress yet, but I LOVE IT! They're separates that I've made from 40s patterns (details below), and I never thought to put them together until the other day. I have a lot of red and blue accessories and perfectly coordinating 1950s shoes, so I knew it was meant to be!
I also got some aviator sunglasses recently because my sunglasses are all super dead (like tortoiseshell peeling off, cloudy scratched lens dead). They're obviously appropriate for a 40s look because I stole them off my fictional WWII pilot boyfriend and wore them. Obviously.
Now I'm not sure that aviators really work for my round face (they just seem to make it look even rounder!), but I enjoy the history and look of them so much that they're just one of those things that make me say, "FORGET the magazines! Forget the sunglasses advice articles! I have a round face and I will rock it! I like aviators too much to say no!"
This outfit has made me realize how much happier I'd be with a smaller wardrobe with several solid basics like these to mix and match my statement pieces with. Obviously, I have patterns for these and have done test runs with these garments, so I'd be able to make more pretty easily. But, sigh, add it to the queue!
red dress: handmade by me
navy blazer: handmade by me
1950s shoes: estate sale
brooch: gifted from my mother
headscarves: flea markets