After I hid this skirt, I thought about it almost every day before I went back and got it. I have the hardest time finding 50s-ish era skirts that are just the right waist size, and the pattern! Then I saw Sally Jane Vintage's post, with her gorgeous peacock skirt and simple white tank, and my need for the butterfly skirt became intensified. Normally I feel sort of strange copying other blogger's outfits--I know we're all about inspiration and influence, but occasionally I worry about outfit copyrights! Thankfully, SJV, along with everyone else I've run into out in the blog world, is quite lovely and my worries are surely unnecessary.
I ought to have taken a detail shot of this dress-it has matching cloth-covered buttons and a little peter pan collar! It's the one I grabbed instead of the skirt (at first). I wasn't sure about it when I saw it. It's not the kind of print I normally gravitate towards, which is appealing for its difference, but the cut was a bit more youthful than some of the vintage dresses I find so I couldn't leave it behind. It's sort of autumnal, but it's been cool enough lately that I wore it a few days ago and almost (almost, not quite) wished for fall. I envision wearing it with navy cardigans and tights and brown boots. Maybe a hat, for good measure.
The electric blue belt is my new belt-friend. I must prevent myself from wearing it with everything I own (except PJs).
(Photos taken by John M.)