Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In the Navy, Two

My spring "uniform" (and my dance class outfit tomorrow) is definitely going to be centred around this striped jersey top and navy skirt, both 30s inspired separates by Nudeedudee (skirt was custom but top is available in navy or celery stripes).  Knitted cap is Greetz from Tiz.  My goal with this look was to channel a little of the Riviera chicness pioneered by the likes of Coco Chanel but worn to great advantage by one of my 30s fashion idols, Renee Perle, who is shown in the Jacques Henri Lartigue photos below!     Ahoy! Oh, that reminds me. Have you seen the awesome post over at It'll Take the Snap Out of Your Garters!, showing the history of sailor/nautical chic as reflected in vintage catalogue fashions? It's fantastic!











18 comments:

Zohar said...

Oh I love your look - very cool lady :)

Sara said...

Ahoy ahoy! Very cool outfit, I like that skirt! :)

-Sara
autumn, coffee and inspiration

The Modern Day Flapper said...

ah, I love your outfit!! This is so perfectly chic, Renee Perle would be proud! Love your blog!

Harlow Darling said...

LOVE this look! I especially love your shoes, I've had my heart set on a similar looking pair all month :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love it! Nautical is so fun!

Tickety Boo Tupney - A Dash OF Worcester Sauce. said...

Oh my I am in love- I love anything nautical- ship ahoy me hearties and all that….
Tups x

Hannah said...

I adore every part of your outfit! Renee Perle is an inspiration to me too

Kelley Anne said...

Thanks for the wonderful comment! You're always so generous. Its great to be back blogging. I missed it and all of the wonderful people it introduced me to. What dance class are you taking?

jessica said...

Hmmm, you look ridiculously cute in that outfit AND I in fact just bought a top like that the other day.. go sailor stripes! (now i need the hat)

BaronessVonVintage said...

hurrah for sailor stripes!! Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Kim at Nudeedudee is the best!

iLiveinmyLab said...

FABULOUS!!!! I love the skirt with the sailor stripe blouse! Kim is indeed fantastic!

Trixie said...

You are too cute for words. But I have a complaint - you make me want to buy clothes and spend aaaaaaall the money

xx

*Katia* said...

wow baroness!! lovely!!

nudeedudee said...

Wow, you look amazing! You are the master at putting it all together so beautifully!! Thanks for making my day.

BaronessVonVintage said...

thank you again, darlings!!

Kim: I am so happy! I want to do these beautiful constructed garments justice!!

Trixie: I'm a dangerous person, aren't I? Every day is an exercise of restraint (some days more successful than others!!!). Too much beauty in the world of vintage fashion.....

Lauren Hairston said...

Nautical clothing is so fun! I compulsively buy breton t-shirts and espadrilles.

Andi B. Goode said...

Ooh, very chic. I do love nautical clothing.
-Andi x

The Dreamstress said...

Tres adorable!

My sister just bought me some 1930s/40s striped jersey shirting (she said, I kid you not, "I saw in in an op shop and it was really hideous, so I figured you would like it") and I can't wait to make it up.