While I hate the cold, I lovelovelove the sweater girl look. And today's low temperatures meant I could wear my favorite 1960s wool skirt and a cashmere sweater (it felt even better slipping into this outfit when I woke up and there was no heat or hot water ugh).
|sweater - Christmas present from my aunt|
1960s pleated plaid skirt - gogovintage on Etsy
Shoes - Tahari (thanks to DSW)
I don't have the bullet bra pads that really complete the sweater girl silhouette but the hand-me-down bra 1980s bra from my mom does the job okay for now.
And the very best part of this outfit:
The shoes, you ask? No silly, not the shoes. My very natural looking 1950s Saks Fifth Avenue stockings!
Now, I don't mean to be fresh but I wanted to show just how the stockings matched the rest of my leg. As a woman of color, I go absolutely nuts trying to find hosiery that matches my skin. But these, something I dug out of a forgotten drawer at my favorite Brooklyn vintage store, are just what I need. A 10 denier stocking, the color is called Caribbean. Last winter, I got bought two pairs from the box and luckily, the last three pairs were still in the box and I knew I couldn't just leave them there.
They're so delicate that you have to be disciplined and really put together not to ruin them. That means quickly filing your fingernails and running a Swedish file over your heels before slipping into them. Slowly. It's a nice little ritual, something to brighten up a blah Monday. Very ladylike. Now all I need is a comfortable but slimming six-strap open bottom girdle.