Tuesday, July 28, 2015

༺ A Day Of Books ༻

1910s - Edwardian inspired style | Lavender & Twill

Winter vintage style | Lavender & Twill

Simple winter look ~ black and a red lip, red nails | Lavender & Twill

Red gel nails are a great vintage look | Lavender & Twill

Comfortable winter style with long skirts and knit tops | Lavender & Twill

Vintage books and vintage looks | Lavender & Twill

I wanted to call this post “A Day At The Library” but realised that was rather misleading as I don’t think my bookshelf at home is a library per say ~ even though it might be my ‘personal library’.

Yes, the writer side of me is being persnickerty again.

And technically, it wasn’t a day of books either. We went to playgroup instead.  (⌒▽⌒) ☆

So today I’m introducing one of my favourite outfits for around the house or casual outings, like playgroup, for this winter. It isn’t a terribly period accurate look as far a being either 1940’s or 1950’s, which are my two main decades to dress from, but I do feel like it has a bit of an Edwardian feel, or perhaps 1910s?

Anyway, it really is a comfortable combination. I love this emerald plaid skirt paired with my favourite grey Victorian/Army mash-up boots, and the ankle length keeps me surprisingly warm, which is fabulous for cold winter weather. Add a delicate lacy choker necklace with my black knit top, finish the look off with an oversized floral bow, and it’s a perfect simple-but-effective outfit.

I feel like long skirts for winter should be more of a thing. I know that skirts in general tend to have a bad rap for letting your legs get cold, but I’m always surprised at how warm my legs stay when wrapped with all the excess fabric of a longer skirt. Mind you, this one is lined as well, so that helps. Also, we don’t get snow. I’m pretty sure that’s probably a factor too.  
(~ ̄▽ ̄)~

Do you like long skirts for winter? Or do you prefer to stick with the longer lengths in summer? I’m always surprised at the versatility of skirts ~ they seem to be able to keep you as warm or as cool as you want to be. Perhaps I shouldn’t be though ~ there is a good reason they are such a firm favourite in my wardrobe!



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Giant Bow of Floral Awesome | Me Made, Old
Pearl & Apple Lacy Choker | Me Made, Old
Basic Black Top | Primark, Old
Emerald & Black Plaid Skirt | Osasp, Old
Grey Stomp Boots | FSW, Old

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