Monday, May 14, 2012
1940s Sailor Girl
Finally the spring-y weather has returned! The first day of sunshine in what seems like forever seemed the perfect opportunity to get my nautical on. This skirt (70s I think) is one I've had for ages and ages, but it was an unflattering mid-calf length and I finally took it up to a more 40s a-little-below-the-knee length earlier this year as part of my year of making challenge.
I've been searching for a sailor sweater for the longest time - I've had a couple on etsy in my favourites for months - and recently found this one on ebay. I should have turned round to show you, it has a proper sailor collar and everything: Perfection. The little celluloid anchor pin may be overkill, but I firmly believe there's no such thing as over-theming an outfit.
And this is the hat I bought at last weekend's vintage fair at Old Spitalfields market, from a lovely seller who I believe is going to be featured in the August issue of Homes & Antiques. It was under a tenner (may have even been £5, I can't remember now), and serves perfectly as the nautical hat that's been on my wishlist for like two years. You can expect to see more of it.
Hat, Old Spitalfields vintage market; Earrings, purchased in Thailand; Sweater, Topshop, via ebay; Celluloid anchor pin, antiques market in Chichester; Skirt, etsy; Handbag, can't remember - car boot or charity shop; Shoes, Clarks via charity shop.