A blast from the past and lace in your face!
Sometimes I get the feeling that I was born in the wrong era. I watch old movies showing those pencil skirts, frilly cuffs and collars, high heels and cool stockings and think to myself, “I could wear that!” I’ve recently gotten a retro pillbox hat with mesh veil and my own pencil skirts. The clean cool lines of these fashions never go out of style. I prefer modern movies for entertainment but for glamour and sophistication you can’t do better than old time Hollywood. Both of my husband’s sisters live in the Los Angeles area and we went out for a visit a few years ago. I think Hollywood Boulevard is probably a bit different than in the good old days. Human statues and people dressed as all sorts of movie characters were all competing to try to get my money. It all made Disney’s Fantasyland the next day seem realistic by comparison!
Of course when your blog is named ColorAndGrace you can’t get by with black and white so sometimes I like to add my own touch of color to a feeling of old time Hollywood glam. Today’s outfit starts with a long and soft dusty pink lace skirt. This is a very useful piece as it not only looks good during the hot summer months but also works well in cold weather when layered over something a bit more seasonal. Lace has the ability to look very feminine and classic while also adding some nice texture and dimension to your outfit. The fact that it’s open for you to see through makes it able to pair with all sorts of interesting inner layer pieces. The pleating on this skirt adds even more depth and form while the floral pattern in the lace is as soft as the color.
I stayed in the same color palette when I paired the skirt with a pink and grey horizontal striped wool sweater to keep me warm and cozy. The sweater features quarter length sleeves so I made up the difference with my long two tone black and grey leather gloves. Pink and grey get along together very well so the gloves were a natural for both function and fashion. My skirt features a wide brown band at the waist to flatter my form as it acts as the perfect border next to the colors and stripes of the sweater. The brown of the integrated belt and on the sweater gave me inspiration for my choice of coat and I pounced on my faux fur leopard pattern piece for that perfect touch of glamour. Never one to miss a chance at a pop of color I finished up with my bright red leather bag(You also can see different looks here, ) with shiny metal trim and a kiss of bright red lipstick. Of course you can’t be seen in Hollywood without your celebrity sunnies so I went with my clean white oversized pair. All in all it’s a look that’s ready anytime and anywhere!
White Sunnies @Fendi
Leopard coat Vintage
Pink and Grey striped sweater @The Limited
Red leather purse @Michael Kors
Two tone long leather gloves @Simply Vera Wang
Pink skirt @ Boots @Lord & Taylor