Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Outfit of the Day

Yesterday I wore one of my favorite 40s suit jackets--a turquoise rayon affair trimmed in faux leopard. It has great early 40s styling and--it's turquoise! And trimmed in leopard! The only thing that could possibly make it any better would be if it had its original skirt. Luckily I have a plethora of black skirts in my closet to wear with it ;-)

1940s turquoise rayon suit jacket trimmed with faux leopard
Black rayon bias-cut skirt
Wide black patent belt
Twolips black patent slingback heels
1940s Bakelite drop circle earrings
And as always, Lip Ink Red lipstick


  1. Very cute! I have a leopard beret that would look smashing with that!

    Syd Divine

  2. Just love the detailing on that jacket, so sweet!

  3. Thanks, ladies!

    I might need to borrow that beret sometime, Syd ;-)

  4. That jacket is to die for! It couldn't be more perfect...

  5. Awhile back you posted a great amount of information on The Fedora Lounge about color combinations popular in the 1940s. I've searched and searched and I can never find what I'm looking for there. Do you happen to have that available? If you do, would you mind posting it? Thanks for your time!

  6. Golly, I hope you know that you own my dream jacket. ;]
    You look stunning.
    -Andi x

  7. Thanks again, everyone! I have to say it really is my favorite jacket; it's glamorous and fun at the same time :-)

    Trixie--I don't have that post saved, but I can work on a new one for you :-)

  8. Thanks Amanda! I appreciate it!
    I wish I had saved it!

  9. What an adorable jacket! I love it! Your blog is great! I am now a follower. Take care, Kori xoxo

  10. Thanks, Kori--I checked out your blog and am now a follower as well :-)

  11. I have that same jacket! It is even the same color, but with grey fur that looks sort of smashed in different directions (nice still). I have the skirt and belt too. I used to wear it but now it's too small, perhaps I should put a photo of it on the cookie jar so I can fit it again. ;-) I also saw it in a magazine from 1949 but in another color.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  12. I'd love to see a photo of your suit, Betty--it sounds fab! I wish I had the matching skirt and belt for mine :-)