I have a confession to make: I don't wear full vintage everyday. Living in a state where the weather changes multiple times per day and week, sometimes just wearing vintage is not practical. When it comes time that all this snow we have been getting starts to melt, there are going to be tons of puddles and muddy ground, which I wouldn't want to take the chance of ruining my vintage shoes or dresses on. I always have something vintage on, whether it is a pin, a purse, or a full vintage outfit; taking the vintage out of me is impossible.
When I encounter days such as these (like last Wednesday before the Snow Apocalypse II), I normally try to pair a vintage top with skinny pants and flats. Kind of what I like to call a "modernized" vintage look. This particular day I had a lunch date with a girlfriend and a surprise trip to the library that my beau works at on the agenda. My girlfriend and I had some yummy Middle Eastern food and I brought my beau a coffee.
Now, another confession: this is a vintage maternity top (I have it kinda pulled back in the photo above). Someday, I would love to be a mommy, so occasionally when vintage maternity pieces come up on eBay or the like, if they are cheap, I take advantage of it, knowing how hard they are to come by. I decided to wear this top now, rather than storing it. The boat-ish neckline and the dart at the back make it look rather like a swing top. Its too cute to just let sit in the closet. :) I have some other vintage tops that I suspect are maternity tops, although, they are handmade so I can't tell for sure. I like to pair these tops with sweaters or a belt to help pull in the waist, giving a second lease on life to these cute vintage pieces.
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50s Top: eBay
Jeans: White House Black Market
Black Flats: JC Penny
50s Earrings: Mother Fletchers