Friday, January 6, 2012

My Vintage Year

2011: A year filled with personal introspection, transition, revitalization, relocation, re-direction, and now retrospection!  Outfit-wise, a peek back at my year in vintage.

WINTER

30s Schia inspired snowsuit

30s Persian Lamb jacket +  30s plaid scarf & 30s knitted skirt and crocheted cap, outside Whitehern House, Hamilton, ON (scarf, skirt from Top Tottie)


30s plaid scarf again (this time with matching cap), at the Bronte Creek Maple Syrup festival

SPRING

30s flutter sleeved dress and green re-mix shoes for St. Patrick's Day Social at my dance school


30s pale blue gown + capelet set at Casa Loma Big Band Dance Night


30s knit/crochet-wear (hat, flutter sleeved top) + 30s skirt and shoes for the spring cherry blossom season

SUMMER

30s navy & white dress at Palais Royale (also wore this for the ADSLA Cocktails in Historic Places in L.A. in Nov)

Punchy 30s floral dress from Dorothea's Closet Vintage for the Niagara New Vintage Wine Fest

Ethereal 20s chiffon floral dress + straw cloche for Spadina House's 20s Garden Party

My summer go to ensemble: 30s peasant blouse, 30s style skirt by nudeedudee

Feigning Deauville in the early 30s with Nudeedudee striped top and wide legged trousers from Heyday

More 30s resortwear: cute gingham 30s beach pajamas

Faked a 20s bathing belle bathing suit to go with real 20s bathing shoes 

FALL

Amazing 30s crocheted dress

Glammed up for the Queen Mary Cocktail PJ Party with Trashy Diva evening jacket and repro 30s lounging pjs from Time Machine Vintage

30s sailor collared floral organdy day dress

Cocktail sparkle with my gorgeous friend Patricia Lynn of Lady By Choice (I'm shown here in a 20s Schiaparelli-inspired black velvet illusion bow dress which I'm actually selling along!)

MORE 30s knitwear, worn whilst enjoying the "Roaring 20s" shoe exhibit at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Once again living it up in L.A.; 30s cotton floral dress from Denise Brain

Back to winter with my fave 30s Persian lamb jacket + skirt set, accessorized with 30s dickie, 30s hat, and 30s galoshes.


Looking forward to more adventures in vintage for 2012. Stay tuned!!!






















31 comments:

Tasha said...

You are one of my favorite stylish bloggers, your outfits are always just so fantastic and always look so amazing. I've loved following your blog in 2011 and here's to wonderful things to come in 2012!

Zohar said...

How wonderful - I can't even begin to describe how beautiful you look and how I adore your passion for detail in your outfits. Have a good, inspiring new year.

Dizzy Dame said...

Lovely post!!

nudeedudee said...

What a ride! I'm so happy to be able to meet you Jill, that was one of my highlights of 2011! Wishing you all the best in 2012, you're going to rock it. You look amazing in these photos, can't wait for more from your exciting new home.

Patricia Lynn said...

Absolutely lovely. Such a pleasure to finally meet you last year. Hope to see more of you in the year to come.

Lily Lemontree said...

Oh my goodness! You look stunning in every single picture!!
Can't wait to see what you will show us this year!!

Carys said...

Your style is second to none, I wish I could look half as sophisticated as you!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

This is a wonderful post! I am always so inspired by your style and especially how you accessorize. Every outfit is perfection!! I can't wait to see what you wear this year :) x

Lauren said...

Style perfection!!!
I am so blessed we got to meet this year, and I hope I get to see more of you in person sometime this coming year :)

Laurence said...

Amazing outfits! I love your winter ones, they are so much harder to find then evening or light summer dresses...
Hope 2012 will give you a lot of hope and fun!!!!

Bright Young Twins said...

Your outfits are absolute perfection. I adore sooo many of them espically the orange 20's dress. Amazing! A xx

Debi said...

I love all your outfits!!! Happy New Year! xoxoxo

❀Young Vintage Girl❀ said...

Your so Authentic and I haved loved it since I started following your blog a couple of months ago. Your great and boy oh boy I cant wait for more posts! :)

retrostyl said...

I love your style!

Rowan said...

Some great outfits but my favourites are the repro 30s lounging pyjamas and the pale blue evening gown. Looking forward to seeing more in 2012.

Yesterday Girl said...

You are amazing lady...such an inspiration. I wish you the greatest happiness in 2012 xxx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Thank you all very VERY much!! I hope you know how much I appreciate, admire, and adore you all, too!!!

Shelley Rickey said...

Oh my, this is a breathtakingly beautiful collection and how wonderfully you wear these gorgeous pieces. Incredible. Amazing, everything. I just can't pick a favorite.

Paris W said...

Hello!
I've just stumbled upon your blog and I must say it is absolutely outstanding! All of these outfits are absolutely gorgeous, but I do favour the outfit in the first image! I've just followed you via Google Friend Connect



Sincerely,
Paris of The Vintage Look

Isis said...

I love seeing your wonderful wardrobe. It always makes me wish that I could wear the thirties with the same flair!

Riikka said...

Gloriously stunning all year around!

Kelly-Marie said...

Always so elegant! I love all of these outfits and am also very envious of the stunning scenery that surrounds you. So wonderful.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

As I was scrolling through the snaps I kept thinking to myself, "Oh, that one is my favorite.", "no THAT one is my favorite." , "no, that one is my FAVORITE", and so on and so forth until the end. I still can't pick which one is my actual favorite because I love them all!

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

LandGirl1980 said...

Seriously? I could look at your outfits ALL day!! I am still in lust with your green sandals. I cannot wait for more in 2012! :)

Kate said...

You have the most stunning collection of clothing!!! Every outfit is just so perfect :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

Again, thank you SO much for your kind words!!! Given my addiction to vintage, you can ensure I'll be posting more outfit pics this year!

LandGirl: y'know those green beauties are from Re-mix (I got them during a sale over at Trash Diva). :)

Boo Love Vintage said...

Happy New Year! You have one stunning wardrobe, I love the gingham jumpsuit just gorgeous :)

Jessica Cangiano said...

Every last outfit is vintage sartorial perfection. Your style and vast knowledge about the 30s is a continual source of inspiration, dear gal.

Thank you very much for making us a part of your very well dressed, always interesting world.


♥ Jessica

Danielle said...

The beach pajamas have got to be my favorite ;) Happy New Year!

Madeline said...

You have the most amazing collection of 30s clothes ever, I swear 30s is harder to find than some other eras (maybe depression wrecked clothes?!) Or maybe it's because you own them all! haha

Dsata said...

A beautiful retrospective.