I was so excited to wear this outfit, because it was my grandmothers! I felt like a little girl playing dress up in my grandma’s closet. I remember her wearing this orange coat and scarf all the time during the winter months. I don’t remember seeing her in this dress, but I fell in love with the dress, as soon as my mom showed it to me. The dress has beautiful structure and pleating, making it very flattering! I love the bright royal blue color with the orange, one of my absolute favorite color combo’s! The dress is by SCARLETT and its 65% acetate and 35% rayon. You don’t see acetate used in clothes as often as you use to. Acetate is more frequently used to make occasions clothing such as bridal attire and party dresses, due to its excellent drape, lustre and dye-fastness. It also breathes well and is very comfortable to wear! I loved pairing my grandmother’s dress with this chunky pearl necklace, that looks vintage, but I purchased it a Francesca’s this past year. My bag is from Nordstrom’s (long time ago) and my initial appeal to this bag was how it looked very similar to the bags carried in the 1940′s (sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era!). A little vintage and a little new is always a fun way to dress, especially when the vintage pieces were worn by your family! I know my grandma would have loved to see me in her dress, but really she did, because I could feel her smiling down upon on me from heaven.
Have a fabulous Thursday!