Thursday, December 19, 2013

Snow Day Sweethearts


vintage winter fairisle sweater and 1960s feather pom pom hat

On Saturday we woke up to a nice thick blanket of snow. Although 5 or 6 inches is nothing to some, in St Louis the road crews are never prepared to handle it so I got to stay home with the kids and play outside.  
I  wore one of my silliest hats with a big goofy pom pom of feathers on one side, which was thrifted a few years ago. When it comes to hats, the sillier, the better.

Olivia watches me pose for my outfit photos so now every photo is a little pose and big cheesy grin for her.





In the winter, I still wear a lot of skirts. Wool skirts with thick socks or tights and boots keep me just as toasty as pants. This is one of my favorite wool skirts because it has the prettiest and most unexpected peachy lining.

1950s winter wardrobe fairisle sweater, wool skirt, snowland boots

So- the boots...I really wanted some vintage Gaytees with the lovely fur. I couldn't find any in my size (9-10) at the time so I hunted around and found these 70s boots by Snowland on ebay. I see them on ebay all the time, in larger sizes but if you poke around in the warmer months, you could really snag a good deal. I think I got these for less than $20. They're wonderfully warm and since they aren't as old, you have a good chance of finding them in really good, wearable shape. They have a bit of a heel but they're very easy to walk in when its icy out.  I think I'll try to hunt down a black pair for next winter.

vintage snowland winter boots




After our snow play, the kids enjoyed a nice warm bath and hot cocoa and I enjoyed a nice glass of moscato and two napping babes.



Outfit
40s style blouse-thrifted
vintage sweater-thrifted
60s wool circle skirt- antique mall
over-the-knee socks- Target
60s Snowland boots- ebay
hat-thrifted




20 comments:

  1. Your last pic in this post is completely adorable. You are simply glowing with snowy joy, and that skirt is gorgeous. Beautifully done.

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  2. I have no words to describe your cuteness - and your kids'! Here in Brazil I'm spending my time under the summer :/
    Love, Charlotte.

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  3. The sweater is lovely it reminds very much of a Norwegian sweater. You are absolutely beautiful <3

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  4. You look so pretty! The kids are so cute, and growing quickly! I remember when Rhys was born! I just love the neighborhood you live in, it's adorable. Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend!

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  5. R does the exact same thing hehe You and the kids looks totally adorable!! xox

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  6. Great photos and I love the outfit :)

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  7. That is the quintessential 40s outfit! :) Love that wool skirt! I saw an adorable plaid A-line skirt for half price and some spectator pumps at Goodwill the other day and am kicking myself for not bringing my money. :(

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  8. You look AHMAZING! I might be repeating every one else but that is really the perfect winter outfit - you look both so warm and lovely! So jealous of the snow - ONE DAY I WILL SEE SNOWW!!!

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    1. I know how you feel. I live in TN and after a week of false alarm 30-40 degree weather, there is no snow and today it reached a lovely 63 degrees.

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  9. These photos are soooooooooo lovely! You look so cute! :) I must say I am envious of your luck finding winter boots that look good with skirts and vintage outfits...

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  10. You look snowy lovely! :) And thank you for the boot tip, I am looking for a pair like yours in black. Wishing you a lovely Christmas. :)

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  11. That is an adorable outfit and you are rocking the 'silly' hat!

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  12. Love the cardigan...ever so pretty and detail on the buttons is gorgeous! We haven't got snow yet in London...so seeing these lovely photos has made me feel very festive. Hope you are having a marvellous festive season so far and a very Merry Christmas ahead!
    May x
    PS: 'Walking In May' is running a 1920s inspired GIVEAWAY and there is still time to find out more or enter: http://www.walkinginmay.com/2013/12/giveaway-happy-3rd-blog-anniversaryand.html

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  13. That hat is fabulous! You look super cute!!

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  14. I love it! You look so cute. I still wear skirts in the winter, too. It gets cold here, but hardly ever snows, but I will be looking for those boots next summer. Your kids are adorable, by the way. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  15. You look so fabulously cute and festive!!! I keep on wearing skirts (all be it typically heavier weight ones) all winter long, too. In fact, a skirt, a sweater or cardi, tights and often a crinoline (if the skirt will permit) is pretty much my default winter uniform.

    ♥ Jessica

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  16. I love the sweater. I've been looking for a sweater just like it. Enjoy playing in the snow!

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