Monday, March 14, 2011

Going Green and Racy Lace-ies

Dare I say I think spring is on its way?  The sun was out, little green blades of grass are starting to emerge, a good portion of the snow in our yard has melted.  Things are looking up!  Think I'll FINALLY be able to wear my new green Rita re-mix shoes out this eve (we're thinking of checking out a new Irish "gastropub" in the area...might have a pre-St. Patrick's Day Guiness).  Thought I would try 'em with a 30s cotton lace dress I bought this winter that has a green bakelite buckle.  Grabbed the only green sweater I own and discovered it's a smidge more kelly than pepper green like the shoes, but in a darker pub, should not matter :)  A note on the dress: I was going to wear a dark slip underneath, but that made the details of the dress completely disappear. I feel definitely more scandalous wearing peach under this frock, but I have a feeling that a woman in the 30s might have done the same?  I say this because I have a couple of 1930s knitted and crocheted items with built in liners that are strikingly lighter than the lacey outers and I think this fabric was meant to look like crochet from a distance?  Ah well, I've got cut-outs on my shoes exposing flesh on the tootsies, so might as well continue the peek-a-boo theme on the dress.  Actually, scratch that...totally wearing a black slip tonight. eeks!






31 comments:

Mary R. said...

Snazzy! And, yes, the peach underneath makes the lace pop.

Emily said...

I love those shoes!!!! I actually like the lighter slip with the dress. However, I often feel the same way. I have a yellow eyelet cutout dress that I pair with a yellow slip only because I feel so naked otherwise. :)

Iz bakinog ormara said...

more pics of this gorgeous knit, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

Lauren Hairston said...

I love the color combination. And the dress! And the shoes!

thatdamngreendress said...

I love it, and who doesn't love a little touch of racy?! Great, great shoes- swoon!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I love the details in the dress!

Kelley Anne said...

Oh that's just lovely! I like it with the light liner (and the green accents), but can completely understand why you'd go with a black slip:)

Carys said...

I love your dress, and the co-ordinated green shoes and cardigan too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Stephanie said...

Lovely, lovely lace! The strappy shoes are cute too!!

Steph
http://stephanieeverswrites.blogspot.com/

Jenny Leggings said...

what a wonderful outfit the shoes and dress are beautiful!!

Lolita Haze said...

Hehehe chicken! Go with the peach!

Rueby... said...

The peach looks fabulous Jill! And I am 100% sure that they would have worn a peach, or otherwise brightly coloured slip in the 30s as well. Good find!

iLiveinmyLab said...

Ahhh! I love those! They look great with that sweater too. Fantastic outfit!

Solenn said...

I love this outfit !!!!

PrettyDamnCute said...

Gorgeous outfit! If you ever tire of that dress, give me a holler -- we're the same measurements (we should think of doing a blogger outfit swap; I'm trying to get more into blogging these days).

Hannah said...

Beautiful outfit I never think to put brown and green together and your hair looks lush!

BaronessVonVintage said...

thank you lovelies!!!

Rueby: thanks for the vote of confidence. Lolita: k, I'm TOTALLY going peach tonight for sure :)

PrettyDamnCute: you'll be first in line if/when I sell :)

Hannah: thanks! The fact the dress had the green buckle gave me the colour scheme for the outfit (love when this happens and we can see what colours 30s-era gals would have put together).

THe shoes were an early birthday present to myself. I've been trying desperately to wear them out but it kept snowing and raining. Tonight, weather looks all clear, so here come the green shoes to go out for green beer!

Celia Rose said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely love the shoes!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

What a beautiful color combination! So springy and elegant!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Andi B. Goode said...

I love the peach underneath! It makes it so much easier to see the lovely details. And, mmm, brown and green. Great combo. And those shoes!
-Andi x

Curvy Kitty said...

I rather like it with the light slip. You look gorgeous!

Patricia Lynn said...

I have those shoes too! I get so many compliments on them. Great choice!

Sara said...

Oh, brilliant!

-Sara
autumn, coffee and inspiration

Harlow Darling said...

Beautiful outfit and perfect for the St Patricks Day festivities, enjoy the Guiness!

Fiona Timantti said...

Lovely! Wonderful shoes!

garofit said...

What a fantastic dress! yes it would be a shame to hide those details! I like wearing different color slips, they bring the upper fabric to life, it's just a matter of finding the right color/shade to wear underneath.

BaronessVonVintage said...

thanks again!! Looking forward to trying other coloured slips, too!

*Katia* said...

words can do no justice to this outfit

The Dreamstress said...

Yes! Wear it with a lighter or brighter slip - I've seen a number of 30's dresses with that combination. Also, those shoes are soooooo fabulous!

chelsea said...

That emerald green cardigan looks so sweet on you. And oh, if only this weather would last!

MarieBayArea said...

what a wonderful outfit. that dress, those shoes, and that cardigan are all so delicious. you wear green well.