Valentine's Day is this Sunday and 'A Sunday Kind Of Love' has been stuck in my head all week long. I love Etta James' music and think this song is perfect for our upcoming day celebrating love. Etta's music spanned several genres including blues, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel and she had a way of making it her own.
Similar to Etta James; my style envelops a host of fashion types such as vintage glamour, caribbean flair, sophisticated sexy and preppy chic to name a few, but the single most important factor when putting together a look is to make it my own.
I love expressing myself through various creative forms and dressing up is one of the ways I stay connected to who I am while conveying my sui generis style and flair.
Everyone should approach dressing with a sense of self, regardless of the fashion type you're most attracted to. I'm not against trends or being influenced by others, just ensure you make it your own and you'll always feel comfortable and confident.
I am passionate about vintage clothing, decor & accessories and while holiday shopping at one of my favorite stores; Vintage Doylestown, I came across this beautiful 1950's vintage red fascinator. It was the main inspiration behind my Vintage Valentine look. I amped up the vintage factor by styling it with my fabulous vintage wool cape coat, vintage brooch, vintage extra long black gloves and vintage black clutch with golden bamboo closure. Have I used the word vintage enough? Never!!! The jumpsuit, shoes and earnings are all modern pieces.
To complement the vintage appeal of this look I applied my favorite classic matte red lipstick, rosy blush and cate eye/winged eyeliner. I absolutely love t-strap heels and this one is my favorite and most comfortable with gold snakeskin print and jewel embellished heel details. I'll take a close up shot next time for you to see!
Don't you love this 1950's vintage fascinator with veil and dots? It adds the perfect touch of sophistication and glamour to the outfit. How would you style a fascinator to make it your own?
This vintage wool cape coat was made for me y'all! I was doing some Christmas shopping at Vintage Doylestown for my family and happened upon this coat neatly tucked away on the rack. I immediately took it to the dressing room and spent almost 10 minutes twirling around in the mirror. The jumbo buttons have a nice texture detail to them and those pockets keep your hands warm!
I've linked to modern items at the end of this post to help you re-create the look. Happy Vintage Valentine's!