Wednesday, December 28, 2016

• Plaid in the Snow •

Ever since getting my marvelous boots, I've kind of been wanting to retake pictures with any and all outfits that they could possibly match.  Fortunately for you, that hasn't happened with all of them, but it did with this vintage '40s dress.  ;)  Back when I first blogged about it, we (of course) had no snow, so it made for about the lousiest Christmas dress pictures possible.  But this year we have snow, I have new boots, and therefore a new photo session was absolutely imperative.  ;)

This dress is such a pretty one, both because of the fabric and the design.  You can tell at a glance that it is vintage fabric, and it also has that "aged cotton," if I may call it that- feel to it.  There's nothing softer!  :)

My mom let me borrow her pretty black coat for these pictures, and I sort of stole her mittens for it too.  ;)   I still want to make a vintage coat, but have not happened upon any mountains of free wool coating with which to make one just yet.  And somehow it's way more fun to spend money on pretty dress fabrics........and boots.  ;)

This past summer I found this pretty velvet hat at an antique store; I can't even remember if it was local or out-of-town, but in any case, I really like the hat.  It didn't want to stay on in the frigid wind, but other than that it seems to do so quite well.  And since it is velvet, it matches my boots super-good!!  ;)

I've been on the hunt lately for some good cream-colored sweater tights; so far all the pairs I've tried have been dreadfully short and therefore totally unwearable.  They always say that they'll fit a 6' tall person, but when you try them on?  Hehe, let's just say that they don't.  At all.  So the hunt goes on.  In any case, these gray ones are my absolute favorite because, well, obviously, they're GRAY, and they also fit very well!  ;)

It's so much fun to be able to wear colored tights now that I have these boots; none of my other vintage shoes seemed to look decent when paired with them.

That pose doesn't look familiar or anything, now does it?  *cough*

My hands and pretty much my whole body was freezing while we took these pictures, but my feet sure weren't!  :)  Hurrah for warm boots!!


• Pictures by my wonderful mom, as always.  <3 •

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  1. Cute dress! Have you tried Foot Traffic Signature Cotton tights? They come in a lot of colors (including cream!) and have a "tall" size. I've been wearing them for years, and they are so comfortable and cozy. The "one size" fit me all nine months of pregnancy. The tall ones might work for you. I find I can wear them in a wide range of temps, especially if I layer with silk long underwear under neath and woolen knee or thigh high socks over top. The waistband is the best I've found for tights (they stay put!) and they wash and wear (and mend) well. I get mine from Sock Dreams online (they have FAST free shipping) and a good sale going on right now.

  2. I love this dress - and a great photo-shoot!

    I am so envious of your snow - it was so mild here in the UK over Christmas - not seasonal at all!

  3. The dress is cute, it reminds me of a kit kittridge american girl dress. As far as tights, carries Sternlein tights made in Germany - they have cream and their sweater tights are great quality. Also, Amazon carries Hue tights and the women's bold cable sweater tights come in cream and are very good quality.

  4. What an adorable dress! Love all the accessories, too, especially the boots :) Such a cute photo shoot!

  5. Fantastic boots and what a cute dress! Great photos. Happy new year!

  6. Oh, I love everything plaid and this dress is just Christmas perfection! How lovely! And your boots look so cute with it, you could be on a vintage postcard! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  7. This dress is just too perfect!!! And you are rocking those boots!


  8. Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this post! That dress is so precious with the coloring and that sweet scalloping around the buttons! What fun! Your AD boots match it to perfection and I am loving the playful pictures. You can tell they make your heart happy! Mom's coat works so well as do the mittens and your hat! Awesome!!

    I pray that you are doing well, and that God is bringing your comfort and you can feel His presence!
    Blessings to you sweet lady!

  9. Love it! And that fabric is beautiful!


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