Monday, December 4, 2017

Black-Capped Chickadees











These little birds were following us around at the Chatfield Botanical Gardens and singing sweet little songs. I felt a bit like Snow White with them hopping about in the trees! I just had to look up what kind of birds they were when I got home, and now I know they are black-capped chickadees. At least that's what I think they were, I'm no bird expert, I just think they are well cute!

We have reached the point in the year where I actually wish it would snow just a little bit so the landscape would be rendered a bit more wintry and charming. I didn't even need a coat this weekend, it was that warm out. This blue suit is a favorite of mine (she says about all her suits...) and this time I decided to pair it with red accessories. The reds here are actually not perfectly matched to one another, which I have decided to pretend I don't mind- even though that kind of thing does get to me! I want everything to be perfectly coordinated even if that is just not realistic. The gloves were a more recent acquisition this past fall. I actually didn't have a well fitting pair of red gloves until now, which seemed like a rather basic color to have and therefore strange to have missing from my arsenal. Red accessories are probably the most useful set in a vintage wardrobe after black, as red is such a great accent with most neutrals as well as many brighter colors. I decided to style this outfit just as I would if my hair wasn't a random loud color, so I didn't coordinate around the purple, and I was surprised that I felt it still worked in the end. The purple hair does make me want to add more purple into my wardrobe though...

I actually got a tiny bit of sewing done this weekend as I finally hemmed two pleated plaid skirts that have been knocking about for a few weeks! The 1980's made some very nice plaid wool skirts, but most are just too long for 40's styling.  I actually need to ban myself from picking up these skirts because I have so many plaid skirts now that it's just getting a bit silly. I need to focus on finding nice sweaters and jackets to pair with all of my skirts instead. I hope you all had a lovely weekend as we head into December, I just can't believe the end of the year is approaching so soon!

Suit, Hat, Handbag, Scarf, Gloves, & Brooch: Vintage
Fishnets: Amazon
Shoes: Royal Vintage Shoes
Earrings: Old Navy


6 comments:

  1. I'm definitely getting a Snow White feel here! Gorgeous colours, and how cute about the birds following you x

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! I did indeed feel a bit like Snow White :)

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  2. What a beautiful look! The red and blue look amazing on you, and they work so perfectly with your hair. Even without the snow, this is really enchanting.

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  3. Those are indeed black capped chickadees. They are a very friendly bird- my sister has trained them to come and eat seeds out of her hand :)

    Loving your purple hair by the way!

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    1. Thank you Nicole! I am jealous of your sister, they are so cute I'd love to make friends with them. I held a little bird this size before, but only because I had just rescued it from my cat...it lived through that harrowing experience however and flew away!

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