Hello! I have a smashing outfit to share with you all today; which reminds me of a retro mama who is dressed for going picnicking in park with her little brood. I don’t normally pick an outfit that says retro all the way through, as I like a little more ease and comfort in my clothing–you know, the kind that I wear, not the kind that wears me–but this one worked really well. Just enough comfort, and most importantly, style.
I have never actually worn a scarf tied under my chin before, but it really did the trick in keeping the flying locks out of my face during the shoot! It was a windy one! Originally I had it secured loosely around my shoulders, but as soon as we walked out the door, I decided to make like the “fashionable grannies”, and tie it up. I now understand why they styled their scarves like this during the vintage era– it was a smart way to keep your hair tidy! I have always admired this look but never had the opportunity to try it on myself. Its a keeper! You should try it too!
How do you fancy my shades? I must say, I do love a great pair of well fitting sunglasses! I had a perfectly wonderful pair I bought two years ago, but lost them over the side of a pontoon boat while on vacation in Destin, Florida. Don’t worry, it happened the last day there, so my eyeballs were not fried by the blinding white-hot beaches. Still, it was a misfortune on my part, as it was just the beginning of the sunny season up North, and I had no shades to show for it. I went all summer long trying on one pair, and borrowing my Mom’s and sisters in-between times. It was not good. Sunglasses really make all the difference, let me tell you!
Eventually, the next Summer presented herself in full radiance, and I still needed a good pair. At least I knew what I was looking for by that time: something subtle, with a little edge to them, and they couldn’t touch my cheeks (Don’t ever get large sunglasses that touch your cheeks as they will leave little “indian paint” marks across your face!). I found the perfect pair at Marshalls. No going back… until I lose this pair that is… No! I refuse to be so careless! 😉
Charlotte excels day by day in her photography, does she not? I don’t know how this blog could even be if it were not for her consistency, and relentless passion to make something look incredible! (In my most britified accent) “Brilliant job, my dear!” *giggle*