This 1950s dress was one of the two bargain knit dresses I found on etsy in the autumn and has become my absolute go-to this winter: I've been wearing it a lot, and you can expect to see more of it. It's super comfortable, nicely fitting, cosy warm wool, and so easy to wear - just pull it on and grab a couple of accessories (or a lot of accessories - I don't do minimalist - Coco Chanel would not approve) and I'm good to go. If only it had three-quarter length sleeves it would be perfect. It's not actually a V-neck (it's almost a sort of soft nehru collar), but I've tucked the collar inside to turn it into one.
I teamed it with a 1950s felt picture hat in navy blue (hat hair: braided updo - my usual default of a bun doesn't work for this hat as it sits quite far back on the head and the bun interferes with the placement), which I decorated with my Now Voyager blue bird fascinator, clipped onto the hatband.
Also, I must share my wonderful jewellery with you. I bought myself this set absolutely ages ago, but it's never made it into an outfit post. Reverse-carved lucite jewellery was wildly popular in the 50s, and flower brooches are pretty common - my mother has quite a collection that she amassed during her years as an antique dealer. However, to find a motif other than flowers is more unusual - so bluebirds? Awesomeness. A matching set, what's more, is quite a find. And at a budget-friendly price, I couldn't resist.
It's absolutely bally perishing out, so while I would have preferred to take more pictures I'm afraid I had to call it quits after about ten, of which these were the ones that turned out acceptably (that is, the ones in which I look least like I ate all the pies).
1950s knit dress, etsy; Reverse-carved lucite jewellery set, etsy; Vintage belt and scarf, both from Mummy via my sister; Hat, Pineapple Vintage; Bird clip, Now, Voyager; Gloves, can't remember; 1950s handpainted basket handbag, etsy; Shoes (Clarks), charity shop.