This first outfit consists of a striped jersey top with a boat neck and 3/4 sleeves and a navy blue pencil skirt. It is only retro inspired- a sort of 1960s look. It doesn’t scream vintage or retro, but I think it gets a glamorous feeling across while still being comfortable. Here is a closer shot:
I wore a rose in my hair that I also got at H&M for $3.95! So the total for this outfit (excluding purse, shoes and sunglasses) was 46.85! Not bad.
For the second outfit I got a dress. Again, it only has a vintage feel to it through the fabric pattern and sleeves.
I thought it was kind of 1940ish. Obviously there would never be something that low cut in the 40s, and there are no padded shoulders which were prevalent at that time, but the sleeves and the length of the dress, along with the floral print make it seem sort of vintage to me. The dress was only $34.95, which is far less than all the vintage dresses I purchase from Etsy! And I don’t have to worry if the baby spits up on it. Here is a wider shot of my front porch, for those of you who are curious what it looks like:
The last outfit is by far the least retro. I used the same navy skirt you saw in the first outfit and paired it with a little t-shirt:
It is hard to tell from the shot, but the navy blue trim at the neckline has a little pleated ruffle and a few tiny buttons at center front. I know it barely hints at retro, but sometimes a girl just wants to throw on a t-shirt and go, and I figure this is much better than sweatpants and a tank-top.
Finally, my sister says I don’t show my humorous side enough on this blog, so I thought I would present a few ‘out-takes’ so you can be amused:
My sister, who took these shots, was teasing me by telling me to ‘be a bird! fly bird, fly!’