|"vintage" photos c/o iPhone camera|
I by no means consider myself a true vintage blogger. There are so many ladies out there who are dedicated to their look--pin curls every day, bullet bras, the whole thing. I sew from vintage patterns, yes, but my interpretation are never that strict. I play around with decades and styles and mix and match and generally play around. That's why I've chosen "modern midcentury" as my little motto rather than the other way around (I felt pretty clever for coming up with it).
That said, I did just indulge my more vintage side and buy a petticoat! I don't consider this to be a particularly practical or everyday purchase, but its so fun to flounce around in and I felt super glamorous wearing it (and only a little bit silly). I wore it out to dinner this weekend--my amazing coworkers got Alex and I a giftcard to this great ramen shop for a wedding present, so we stopped in for dinner. Luckily it was raining out and there was no wait, because the ramen chef at the counter said usually it would have been at least an hour! Afterwards we went to the Atomic Fern, a new bar that I was hoping would be sort of retro, based on the name? It was not, but they had lots of good euro games to play while you drank (and a Doctor Who poster) so I was happy!
I also tried out a new hair style to go with my more-vintage-than-usual look. It's sort of, but not really, a victory roll.
Anyway, what do you think about petticoats? Do they make an outfit too costumey? Is costumey a bad thing? Would you wear one?
ps: i did a bunch of "research" (reading blogs) before deciding to go with the petticoat i chose. i don't have anything to compare it to really, but i'm pleased with my purchase--it's poofy but not toooo poofy, and it's not scratchy at all.