It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I have a thing for vintage nightgowns, house coats…anything sleep oriented really, I just cannot get enough of it. I own waaaaay too many nightgowns and house coats, like an unnecessary amount. If I’m thrifting for the shop (which happens often), and I see a vintage nightgown, there is no hesitation in throwing it into the cart, and continuing on without batting an eyelash. It’s all in the details for me. There is something about nightgowns that you just can’t find in a dress – the adorable collars, lace detailing, fabric covered buttons, bell sleeves, ribbon ties (generally one, if not all, can be found on a vintage nightgown). There is an ethereal quality to them that just makes me feel my best.
It’s not a new idea to throw a skirt over a dress, and call it a blouse. I am not the pioneer of this idea. But it only occurred to me recently that if I couldn’t wear a nightgown outside on it’s own, I could throw a skirt over it, and the end result being a sweet little blouse (and no one has any idea that I rolled out of bed, and just put a skirt on top of what I was already wearing). C’est magnifique.
I would also like to mention finding this fascinator was a very pleasant surprise. It has the most amazing crochet flowers with three tiny rhinestones on the top layer. It came from this awesome vintage/antique store in Ithaca (the name fails me now, unfortunately). The shop owner was so sweet, and had a keen eye for such delicate and unique pieces. I struggled for a bit between this fascinator and some kewpie dolls with handmade clothing. Gah! I (obviously) ended up choosing the former, but it was a difficult decision, believe you me.
And my Seychelles! I cannot take my feet out of them. I have this obsession with finding the perfect Mary Janes, but to no avail. When I saw these lil’ guys they were so darn close to what I was looking for, I just decided to buy them. My search for the perfect Mary Janes is still not over, but these will certainly do for now.
Blouse: vintage nightgown worn as blouse
Skirt: in the shop!