vintage mohair sweater, vintage olga camisole, vintage sasha bag, bubble gum pink sweets for my sweetie candy earrings CUTANDCHICVINTAGE bold floral denim skinny jeans FOREVER 21 snakeskin slingback heels KATE KANZIER
On a recent buying trip I found that fabulous vintage mohair sweater. It’s circa 1950’s – early 1960’s and was made in Italy for the Orhbach company. The pink cotton candy color is adorable and trust me when I say it’s the perfect accessory for the cooler autumn months. This mohair sweater will definitely keep you warm.
There’s so many fun ways to wear a retro vintage look. By playing around with inspirations from different eras and mixing and matching your vintage items with your modern items you can find a look that is very much your own. That sweet mohair sweater was so ’60s prom queen to me. I wanted to go in that direction with this outfit but I’m really not much of a girly girl. Deep down I’m a little bit rock and roll and I wanted some edge to peep through. I think those snakeskin heels by London based designer Kate Kanzier did the trick.
The ’60s seemed like such a brilliant time! I wish I could travel back in time and experience Carnaby Street during that time. I couldn’t channel the ’60’s without styling my hair in a beehive. I love a 1960’s beehive hairdo for two reasons. One, it summons my inner Brigitte Bardot, instantly making me feel sexy and chic no matter what I’m wearing. Two, standing at only 5 feet 2 sans a pair of high heel shoes, I will take every inch I can get to make me seem a few inches taller!
Last but not least I’m pleased as punch to feature a pair of earrings that I made quite a while ago. I think it was about a little over a year ago, close to around the time when I started CutandChicVintage, that I was getting one of my creative kicks and started making earrings. They were stashed away in one of my storage boxes and I forgot all about them. Luckily I was doing some cleaning up and found them. The “bubble gum” pair was just perfect for keeping this outfit fun!
Tell me chic-a-dees from which era do you most like to draw outfit inspiration from?