Outfit: 1960s Lemon and Mint


In January, I went to a thrift store in my neighborhood one morning and I really didn't have any luck finding anything until this stripe top peeked out of a rack. I love stripes and most of mine are black and white or black and pink so it was exciting to find a slash neck stripe top that wasn't black for a change! 



I wish I could find the brand and see if they still sell this top because I'd buy one in every color if they did. Simplicity's 1364 Jiffy blouse is a pretty close match so I guess I'll have to settle for making my own. 

We went on a little walk through the neighborhood one day when it wasn't snowy and bitter cold and I wore my new stripe top and a bright yellow skirt that I thrifted last summer. Pj said I look like a peppermint candy in this outfit and I'll take that as a compliment! 

I love to wear bright colors when its so cold and gray outside, which is why I was so excited to find this lemony 60s coat in cozy wool. I think I bought it when Olivia was tiny and its been in the back of my closet for a long time I pulled it out right before we left. 



Another lucky thrift find is this plastic basket purse. I spotted it at a Goodwill one day by the school supplies. It reminded me so much of those adorable bags from Sun Jellies that I've had my eye on for a long time. This one doesn't have a brand mark so I don't know if its vintage or modern but I love it anyway and I think I'll use it even more in the summer. 



I experimented with blue eyeshadow for the first time since my teen years on this day. I used NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights that they sent me.  didn't think I'd ever crack it open since I tend to stick with copper, browns and other neutral shadows but its really fun and beautifully pigmented. I think I'll use the palette a lot now that I've been doing more 60s looks. 



Speaking of 60s, I wrote a tutorial for this beehive hairstyle a while back. It requires little to no teasing so if you want to give it a whirl, check it out! 


Outfit:

vintage 60s coat: thrifted
vintage chiffon scarf- thrifted
stripe top- thrifted
yellow skirt-thrifted
basket purse- thrifted
black flats- Target


4 comments

  1. This is a very cute, sunny outfit. It makes me smile. I love the yellow of the coat and contrast of the red/aqua/ white stripes. About your bag, there is a site called jellypurses.com and that could very well be the same company yours comes from.. They have been making them in the U.S. since the 80s. They come in 3 sizes and are very inexpensive. Under $10. I think shipping is free as well. I personally prefer the styles and colors of the Sun Jellies bags, but my pocket book would probably have me settle for the others.

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  2. Such a bright and lovely outfit!
    I love the blue eyeshadow. It reminds me of the 60s style makeup the female characters always used to wear in Bewitched.

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  3. I have had some success looking for brand names of thrift shop finds missing labels by just typing a description --gray velvet woman's jacket--into google search and looking at the images. Usually I find someone selling the same thing on someplace like Poshmark. It can be tedious, but it's a good boredom activity :)

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