Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vintage and Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

A Prayer In Spring (Robert Frost)

Oh hello again! I'm on a blogging marathon--well sort of. 

I'm in love with this outfit! This vintage-inspired outfit consists of a one-collared (yes, it has only one collar on it and this is intentional, not a glitch. The top really has just one collar) sheer top, floral semi-maxi skirt, vintage belt and vintage loafers. 

So fresh and girly! I'll try this look again soon. 

I think many women have a mortal terror of wearing floral long skirts. Probably because in our country, this look is often associated with devout church-goers. Prim and proper. Puritanical and untouchable. In fact, I have garnered a few assessing looks from one too many old ladies I have encountered along the way. 

But the vintage look has deviated from just a church-goer look. Numerous young fashion aficionados have embraced below-the-knee skirts, peter pan-collared tops, polka-dotted long-sleeved blouses, oxford shoes and basic loafers with open arms. 

With the likes of Alexa Chung and fashion bloggers such as K is for Kani, Stolen from Grandma and Fancy Fine, vintage fashion is definitely a breath of fresh air.


Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

This is absolutely beautiful and I really love the soft romantic vibe it sends off. These photos are great and you have a great smile.
this is featured now at and will be also posted up on my own blog with a feature over the weekend.

May you have a wonderful day!!

Kathy Is Chasing Pavements said...

oh thank you so much for featuring this look! It's my first feature. I'm elated. ^__^

Georgy said...

I likee your outfits and your vintage style. Your blog looks very lovely..

Kathy Is Chasing Pavements said...

hi Georgy,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking it! :)


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