Tis the last day of February and in honor of the month of la'mour,I wanted to share my collection of vintage bedjackets,and how I believe they look so much better OUT of the bedroom.When I think of an original use for a bedjacket,I immediately picture Myrna Loy(starring in a Thin Man film) having a glamorous breakfast in bed. I am fairly certain,however, that she never pictured wearing them as I wear my bedjackets,AND you can STILL find them at the thrift stores if your looking!
I love to pair something soft and feminine with somthing rough and worn,which makes bedjackets and cowboy boots the perfect pair in my world of style! Add a dark denim overall dress and you have the perfect canvas for a multitude of girliness to heap on top without looking like you have gone too far overboard(isn't more sometimes best!).This first bedjacket is the softest and sheerest of pinks and looks to me like angel wings. I have had it for years and remember paying less than a dollar for it at the Thrift.Underneath the denim I used the sheer caramel blouse inherited from my Great Aunt Margaret. The light caramel is a great color stepping stone between the dark denim and the sheer pink.Going with my something delicate + something rough = something fantastic ,equasion, I have added this tooled leather purse once owned by someone named Lavada(I bet I have carried it more than her!). There are beautiful thorny roses tooled all around on this purse(if you click on any image you will enlarge the pic).My tooled leather collection is rather large and deserves a post of its own,hmmm, someday.
I finished my adornment with a pearl beaded collar from the 50's and a favorite portrait brooch,also thrifted.
Another fabulous silouhuette for this swing type bedjacket is pairing it with skinny jeans and a Stanley Kowalski undershirt(I buy the undershirts by the half dozen at the dollar store).
This jacket is a beautiful peach with an ecru lace overlay,inherited from my Grandmas things.I very simply added a rhinestone brooch and graduated pearls. For my shoes,this time its vintage brown suede pumps,the brand oh so charmingly dubbed "Glamour Debs".
If the nice weather holds out here ,this is what I shall wear to the theatre atleast one night this week.White sheer bedjacket(also inherited from Grandma),Kowalski undershirt,gold beaded collar from India,vintage cameo,long gold chain with pearl beads,and matinee length pearls. Add to that a wee white beaded bag!
If it happens to turn cold again ,this is my bedjacket look of the week. Thrifted overalls with thrifted shrimp pink quilted bed jacket ,thrifted white vintage sweater,and thrifted tooled leather belt with fabulous buckle! The Calvin Klien overalls are super easy to find at the thrift ,they have little belt loops and sometimes its fun to belt ,for a different look. My adornment this time is a vintage set given to me by my mother. Pink flwers with rhinestone centers repeated over and over with gold little leaves. Because of the repetition of the flowers motif there is no competion with the big belt buckle,its just like wearing pearls or a chain.As my little helper is showing you ,it also has matching earings!
My last bit of vintage clothing fun this month ,is to show you the dress I decided on for the awards show. A black floral damask 60's cocktail dress with cutouts in the sleeves ,from my favorite vintage clothing store Ahab Bowen,perhaps we should take a field trip there next month? Hmmm,we'll see.
The complete collection of MOVCFM: