The Quick Brown Fox

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I'm starting to sense a bit of a theme here - I've been reaching for shades of brown and burgundy non-stop lately. 

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This cute little two piece number probably dates from the late 1930s or early 1940s, judging from the shape of the skirt and the slight puff of the shoulders. I really love the soutache detailing on the blouse (or jacket, or whatever you want to call it) - it just adds so much interest to a simple, easy to wear look. 

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I'm fairly used to getting comments or looks when I wear vintage out and about, but this outfit took it to a whole new level. Of course, I was wearing a fur cape on the bus and in a fairly busy area of downtown Chicago, so that's probably to be expected. Still, I feel a bit weird about people taking photos without asking. It's one thing to do it while I'm taking my own photos, but when I'm just walking down the street I feel like some kind of sideshow.

Anyway, this look worked rather well, even on the chilly day that I took these photos, but I'm really looking forward to wearing it when the warmer spring weather hits. I also think it'll work well broken into separates - I'm already picturing the top with my high waisted, 1970s jeans. 

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Soutache Embellished Set, Blouse: Knee Deep Vintage
Fur Cape: Vintage
Earrings, Shoes: Gifted