Apparently, I have a check list for pissing off fashion gurus. I already crossed off Spring/Summer dresses, rompers and shortalls from my Winter styles to try. Now, I can put a hallowed line through pinafores, too. ^_^ I got the fantastic light wash denim pinafore from Fiery Finish Vintage. The owner, Chrissi, was kind enough to sponsor my blog and to donate an item from her shop for me to style.
It was so hard for me to choose just one item. There are so many things I love. I want all the things! >_< The fisherman's turtleneck sweater underneath is from Fiery Finish Vintage, as well! It was one of my first ever purchases from Chrissi and I still regard it as a fantastic investment. It's so warm! <3
So, I wanted to put together something with feminine qualities, but that was still rough around the edges. The pinafore and leather jacket combo seemed to do the trick. I don't know why I haven't done the sweater/jacket pairing before. It's a great way to get wear out of a light jacket in colder weather.
Amazingly, I didn't have to layer as much, because it was a beautiful day. The temperature was above 35°F; the sun shined bright; and there wasn't a grey cloud to be seen. It actually felt like Spring. WTF!? o_O Yes, it was a perfect day for a light pinafore, but I know better than to think that this type of weather will last. Harsh times are ahead and, knowing that, I relished the warmth of the sun and the melting snow. Nevertheless, I wore the wool sweater underneath the pinafore and layered a faux leather jacket over that to fend off the intermittent cold breeze, a chilly reminder that it is still Winter, after all. >_<
I don't know what it is with me and layering two pairs of tights, these days. I just can't stop doing it. >_< Haha. Given the fantastic weather and my good spirits, I felt like adding a subtle nod to a Spring that is still very far away. Hence, I layered a pair of blue floral tights underneath the faux OTK dark ones.
This isn't the first time that I've worn these floral tights in defiance of snowy weather. Click here to see a bright ensemble that I put together with these tights around the same time, last year. Yep! :DDD
If you like this pinafore, check out Chrissi's shop! For a limited time you can get 20% off your order from Fiery Finish Vintage with coupon code MTC20. If you need some inspiration on how to style her items, read Chrissi's blog! She often puts together colorful ensembles featuring clothing from her Etsy store.
I simply adore this fun, retro dress and I hope Chrissi doesn't mind that I took a rather innocuous and sweet garment and potentially ruined it. Haha. I'll do nice things with it some other time. I promise. ;D
Thrifted - Orange Hat, ModCloth Floral Tights (Sale) & ModCloth Black Boots (Gift)
c/o Fiery Finish Vintage - Vintage Denim Exposed Zipper Pinafore
Warby Parker - Notched Key Hole Glasses in Tortoise
c/o Shop Calico - Barred Browline Circle Sunnies
TIL Darling - Black Faux Leather Biker Jacket
ASOS - Faux Over The Knee Sock Tights
VJ Style - Gold Studded Barrel Bag