Early 40s Valentine's House Dress

Flashback Summer: Early 1940s Valentine's House Dress

Today you're seeing something rare in my wardrobe: the color pink and puff sleeves.  But I like it and it's Valentine's Day appropriate!

Navy Suit & New Sweater

Flashback Summer: Navy Blue 1940s suit and handmade sweater

You may notice a pattern in my pictures for my last few posts and the next few: taupe siding and wooden fences.  Well... That's because it's frigid here and I'm venturing only just outside my apartment for photos then hurrying back inside to warmth. Both of these backgrounds happen to be around my building, haha!

So today... taupe siding and my outfit of the day! I recently started working in an office again, so I've been bringing out my nicer day wear again.  My absolute favorite piece in my closet now is this 1940s navy blue suit.  Since I've bulked up a bit, it actually fits better now, which was a very pleasant surprise amidst the rest of my wardrobe suddenly becoming too small. 

1930s Cynthia Sweater

Flashback Summer: 1930s Cynthia vintage hand knitted sweater

Sweaters are just the best, aren't they?  They're comfortable, they're size-forgiving, they can be dressed up or down.  Solid ones, like the one I just finished, are fantastic wardrobe basics that go brilliantly with patterned bottoms, suits, etc.  After my eagle sweater and striped sweater, I figured it was time to make something more versatile.