Monday, February 6, 2012

A Stroll in the Snow

Well although I kind of screwed up the placement of this hat (subsequent experimentation led to much better placement), a quick facebook/twitter poll voted in favour of going ahead with this snow day outfit post all the same.

It snowed steadily most of Saturday evening, laying down a carpet a few inches thick. And, rather like sunshine in summer, there's no telling when we might see it again so it's more or less a British custom to rush outside to appreciate it. We took a stroll down the nearby canal towpath, through the park and back home to cups of tea and biscuits. But I know you're not here for updates of my day's activities - you just want to see my amazing 1940s princess coat and ice skates dangle pin! Isn't it just the cutest? As you may be aware I love collecting vintage kitsch plastic brooches, and this one might be my favourite. The original leatherette 'cord' on the brooch snapped last winter, and I recently (finally) got around to replacing it.

1940s-50s ice skates dangle brooch, ebay (I think); Blouse, charity shop; Skirt, hand-me-down from a friend, re-hemmed by me; 1940s coat, ebay; 1930s-40s hat, US ebay; Gloves, can't remember; Shoes, New Look via charity shop.

18 comments:

  1. OOh lovely. I went up Horsenden Hill, got some snowy panoramic shots! The hill is a total Mecca for sledgers etc', it's a bit of a snowy tradition!

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  2. Oh! I absolutely adore your hair! I'm growing out a pixie cut and have finally managed to get it into (very small) Victory Rolls!


    Sincerely,
    Paris of Juno Barrington Vintage

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  3. What a lovely outfit!!! This brooch is really cute and I also own some of these plastic ones.
    Here in north east ofFRANCE just a little bit snow at the beginning of the week but now it's too COLD to snow... See my post : http://lostin1950.blogspot.com/2012/02/coooold.html

    And don't forget my giveaway!!!

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  4. You look lovely, so well put together, My red beret, red gloves and black peacoat have had a good airing over the last few days! X

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  5. I envy that coat, it's so much more stylish than my winter coat!

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  6. Love the hair and the hat! I've been practicing my victory rolls and have yet to achieve this look!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  7. you look so cozy and sweet! and that brooch is adorable!

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  8. I love this look! Really want to try that out with my hair, you make it work so well with a hat! Stay warm!

    xoxo
    Solanah

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  9. You look fabulous! I love the hat, and your hair is lovely! The little pin is perfect. I'm jealous. :D Spectacular look all the way around.

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  10. Your hair looks fantastic! And that little brooch is so cute. I love skates. :)
    -Andi x

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  11. I love your hat. And I'm most miffed that we haven't had snow here this winter, harrumph!

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  12. I am quite behind in commenting (crazy week here! ;), but wanted to say I think this outfit is glorious! :) Funnily enough, it snowed a bit here yesterday evening (just a dusting, though it's unusual even for that since we're so close to the ocean), and all I could think was "I want to come up with something to wear today that is like what Charlotte posted on FB recently!". hehe. You're such a style inspiration! :)

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    1. Oh bless your heart Casey, you've absolutely made my day!

      xx Charlotte

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  13. OMG, you look amazing in this photo shoot! The colours are fabulous, and all that white snow sets it all of beautifully! Brilliant combo's.

    Princess Pin Curls

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  14. love the hat. May I ask what fabric is it made of?
    I'm going to make myself a winter beret and trying ot decide on the fabric.

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