Happy Sunday to you all! I hope everyone is having a relaxing day! Here at the bunny house we had planned a vintagey family inspired trip but alas a bike race took over most of Manhattan and Brooklyn. We had to changed our plans last minute because we knew the traffic would be killer.
On the spur of the moment I had to go from dressed up to dressed down but I didn't want to dress as my usual mama self. I sprang into action and scooped up my trusty vintage jeans and a 1940's top I purchased recently on Etsy. I decided to put my hair back in a snood because I wanted to be able to more accessible to the children since we decided to take them to an indoor playground. I figured a dress wouldn't be so comfortable for me so I went with my jeans and trusty snood.
What did I learn from this? I learned that I defiantly need to have more accessible casual 40's and 50's outfit on hand. Some folks are comfy with dresses all the time but with three small children and the need to carry things, lift them, and "chase" (I can't really run anymore lol) after them, I have to be super comfortable. For me, it has to be trousers or jeans. With summer around the corner I also find it wise to have some handy dandy easy peasy casual outfits on hand. Don't you?
This is what I put together today:
A typical 40's look requires one to tuck the blouse or sweater into the pants but I wanted to be a little extra comfy today and so I didn't. I felt great in this outfit and yet I was still vintagey/retro without being super obvious that I was-which I liked. I put a black snood in my hair and added a white flower for decor and a simple pair of vintage black stud earrings.
I felt like I could carry the diaper bag and get invovled with my children playing and still be able to move around and function, yet still feel/look cute with my vintage self.
I am now thinking about ordering these Freddies of Pinewood Jeans. Has anyone worn these before? What do you think about them?
As well as adding a few more tops to my wardrobe to go with the jeans or trousers, I want to also do more research on different ways one can dress them up. It is so much fun when you figure something out for yourself. In my case, when I figure out clothes that work well on me or colors that look good on me-I find that to be a huge deal because well...Bunny is not a fashion diva. Not yet anyway hehe
What do you think of my easy peasy 40's casual outfit?