Monday, January 30, 2012

A Study in Scarlet

An ode to two of my favourite things: this 1930s scarlet red knit top and the new BBC Sherlock Holmes series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  Without these things, winter would scarcely be bearable.  I should note that I ADORE the late 30s/early 40s red shoes I'm wearing in this post, but they are just a smidge too snug, so they will be going into my etsy shop shortly.  

1930s knit top: Garb Oh Vintage
1930s style skirt: Nudeedudee
1930s/40s shoes: Gadabout Vintage

16 comments:

Janey said...

I too ADORE the new Sherlock. It has had some delightful twists on the old classics.

I'm also glad to find someone enjoying an item from one of my friend's Etsy shops - Garb Oh Vintage. That red looks marvelous on you!

Paris W said...

What a gorgeous outfit!
Sherlock is taking over as one of my favourite shows - it's pure genius!



Sincerely,
Paris of The Vintage Look

Solanah said...

We just finished watching Sherlock for about the hundredth time last night. It's just so good!

Love the sweater, what a perfect shade of red on you!

xoxo
Solanah

Rueby... said...

Lovely! I watched all of Sherlock in a day, haha. It is so addictive.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Red is really your color.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

art deco dame said...

Lovely shade of red.Love the shoes.I have a few that are a tad too snug but I'm not quite ready to let go yet.

Jacqui said...

That is a beautiful shade of red and it looks lovely on you.

3 MAIGLĂ–CKCHEN said...

great outfit!

garofit said...

This is simply great, that red top is a staple of 30's knitwear, and it looks beautiful on you.
As for the new Sherlock, I am yet to see it, and since I am a die hard fan of the old series with Jeremy Brett, I will be sure to be very critical...:)

Sara said...

Very pretty! Red looks good on you!

Jitterbugdoll said...

I love that sweater, and those shoes are amazing!

nudeedudee said...

Looking amazing Lady!!! I'll have to check out the new one, I was a fan of the first (Downey Jr.) one!

Isis said...

Being a big fan of Jeremy Brett and generally a bit supicious of modern versions I was suprised into loving Sherlock. It's really, really good and I'm already longing for the next season!

And yes, you look great in red. :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

I was very skeptical about the "new" Sherlock series, too (being a Victorian literature PH D and former english lit. instructor with purist leanings historically :), but think they've brought the classic stories and characters into the present day without losing the spirit of the originals :).

I do love the perk-up qualities of red clothing (similar to the effects of a good red lipstick), so thanks for the kind comments!

Evelyn said...

Lovely photo! Those pieces are magnificent.

Second Hand Rose said...

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