Daily Outfit – 50s Vintage Novelty Skirt
You may have noticed this has been a bit of a quieter month from me. February has presented me with a few more challenges than I bargained for. For a start, my youngest began prep so my world is changing … again. Now there are even more classes to get to with dancing and swimming back on the agenda, as well as all the play dates and other mum type things. Add to that this problematic jaw, and some days it has been physically impossible to crack a smile. Mind you, I’m still grinning like a maniac on the inside, but occasionally talking like a ventriloquist! The long and short of that story is ongoing treatment for jaw bones that have stopped doing what they are supposed to. So if you see me presenting a more thoughtful expression in my pictures, it’s because my usual cheeky grin is on hold for a while.
And now onto the important business of the day, today’s Daily Outfit. It is still hot, muggy and generally diabolical weather all across the country. So rather than fight it, I’m going with the “What the hell humidity?!” and its effect on my hair, to embrace it and go for full on curls. Today’s outfit was inspired by a recent serendipitous event… Here is one of my much loved pictures that has hung on the wall for about ten years.
I always felt this picture would have a partner, as is so common amongst these types of mid century pieces. I had a feeling I’d seen it somewhere before but couldn’t be sure. The last ten years have seen me keeping a sharp eye out for anything that resembled a partner; until the other day when social media came to the rescue.
Skimming along in my Facebook fed (as you do), I came across an Instagram collage by a friend in Sydney, and it had the partner in it! Immediately I messaged to find out where it was to discover she had just seen it in a Sydney antique store. Quick as you like I picked up the phone and rang the store, where the lady on the desk told me it had only been hung out in the last hour. I didn’t waste a moment handing over my credit card details and having them put it aside.
I waited for a couple of months until Mr. SKM made his next trip to Sydney where he picked it up for me, and although I’d said “of course you can take it as hand luggage.” Qantas had a different idea. Luckily for me and (thank you!) the Qantas staff, this item marked FRAGILE made it to its destination; my living room wall!
That’s my long story. Now onto today’s outfit.
Mid century vintage novelty print skirt – a gift from a dear friend.
Merino singlet top (word underneath shrug) – Portmans
Jersey shrug top – Morgan De Toi
Horse shoe necklace – Etsy
Faux scrimshaw banale – Equip
Yellow bakelite bangle – op shop find
Red hair flowers – Bexterity
Base – Missha BB cream in 13
Powder – Bourjouis flower perfection
Lips – “Rhubarb” by Savvy
Liquid liner – The Face Shop
Fragrance – Signorina by Ferragamo
Is there an art work that inspires your style?