Retrofitting Vintage

#VintageDecemberStyle Outfit #1: Tree-Trimming

As previously mentioned, I am in love with my Christmas tree.

I gaze upon it and smile. I insist upon showing it to my Internet ESL students. It is a thing of beauty, and thus, a joy forever.

I also like holiday outfits, so, oh boy, have I been enjoying Emileigh at Flashback Summer’s hashtag #VintageDecemberStyle. Hop on over to Instagram and behold the holiday sartorial concoctions. It’s fun.

This was my first holiday outfit opportunity–the trip to get the Christmas tree.

I am of the opinion that there are no bad Christmas trees. Artificial, real, live, aluminum, I like them all, Charlie Brown. I also am not picky about where to get one. I have a slight (entirely unsurprising) preference for little parking lot tree lots, but I’m flexible. This year, a restaurant down the street from us had a tree lot on their patio, and so we walked over to see what we could find.

Dress–Lindy Bop “Anna” (a Christmas present from a couple years ago)
Cardigan–Thrifted (Hollister)
Mitts–Handmade by me
Owl pin–1940s Vintage (eBay) Socks– Target
Boots–Chelsea Crew (via Zulily)
Beret–Amazon, I think.


I was rather pleased with it the general 1950’s effect.

A couple close-ups.

Socks and boots!
This little guy, with his jelly belly, does the hard work of covering logos I don’t like.

We took our little tree home and trimmed it up right away. Holiday season, officially begun!

Happy holidays!



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