Monday, November 9, 2009

Style Inspiration

I haven't posted an inspiration post in quite awhile, so here are a few things that I'm inspired by right now!

The 1940s Sweater Girl Look

Berets--always classic and flattering

1940s-style denim trousers
I think this pair, by Vivien of Holloway, is adorable! V Vintage is making up a pair for me right now, and I can't wait to wear them on casual days.

And finally, the classic knit suit. This one looks very sharp paired with showstopping hat!


  1. Great post. So many trends that I need to get an update on...they all come back! Have a great night girlie. Kori xoxo

  2. Berets are so cute. At the park this past weekend I saw a little boy with one on and I thought to myself "aawww cute!". Then his little brother came to play with a beret on as well and I thought to myself "aaawwww, too cute!". Then dadday came along with one on and me thinks "too much!".
    Note to self: There is such a thing as too much "beret" in one family...

  3. Love this post. I have so many berets, you'd think they grew on trees!!!

  4. I really need to get some denim trousers just like those! They would be so much more flattering to my figure than store bought jeans.

  5. Glad you liked these photos--thanks for commenting!

    Vintage Mama, your comment made me think of the "European Vacation" movie, when Chevy Chase buys everyone in the family a beret with their name embroidered on it :-)

    Ms. B, I have a pair of Vivien of Holloway trousers in the regular fabric and they fit perfectly, so I think a denim pair will be nice for casual wear. Have you tried Freddies of Pinewood jeans as well? They make authentic 40s-50s dungarees that are also very nice.

  6. Love the colorful twosome, I would have purchased that green beret set for sure... sigh.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  7. I would have been happy with the green or the plum set, Lemondrop Marie--it's such a cute matched outfit!

    Then my work here is done, Laura! I am sure you'll love them--did you go with a denim pair?

  8. Delightful sources of inspiration! I'm feeling berets a lot this season, too, and would certainly jump at the chance to own a pair of those amazing denim trousers. Thank you for sharing your lovely finds with us!

    Thank you as well for your impute (re: my oddly behaving new hot roller set), I've looked high and low on the instructions and box, but can't seem to see a 1-800 number (or any phone number for that matter), which strikes me a bit strange! Might have to Google the manufacturer and see if that can get me any closer to a number.

    Wishing you a gorgeous Monday & week ahead, sweet dear!
    ♥ Jessica

  9. I'm glad I inspired you, Laura--you'll have to report back when your pants arrive!

    Thanks for commenting, Jessica! I'd Google the manufacturer to see if you can find a number, just to be on the safe side.