365 Vintage Days: Business in Blue and Brown

Vintage suits form the base of my business style. I have different ones, in different colours and this blue one with brown fur accent at the collar is one of my favorite fall suits. It is slightly too large for me but altering it would probably be a difficult job. On the other hand, I like it too much to sell it away. So I wear it!

I have no one to take pictures of my outfits at work, so these pictures were taken at home, after work… That day, I also wore a brown sweater (repro), brown heels, belt and I had a brown purse. I keep jewelry at a low level at work, so I only had gold loop earrings.

The skirt is a simple one but the jacket has bat-wing sleeves and a nice blouse-back. The warm and soft fur collar has been added later and can be removed for dry cleaning. I am a real fan of blue and brown color combination so this suit was really a great find. For a bargain price, in September 2012, at and antique mall in Atlantic City (Illinois).

I purchased the heels from a small vintage shop Rue des Rosiers, in the Paris Clignancourt flea market area years ago. The purse is from the Oilers’ flea market last spring.

365 Vintage Days

365 vintage days was a bet and a challenge. From March 2011 to March 2012, during 365 days, I published every day a new post with a different vintage outfit and had you witnessing the challenge. I have been buying and wearing 50’s clothing and accessories – most of it casual - for more than twenty years and I am still doing so. This blog now continues ...

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  1. Joanna says:

    Hi Sylvie, I’m going to be doing an upcoming blog post on ”vintage doubles” and I hope you don’t mind if I include one of your lovely images and reference back to this site. You have such a marvelous wardrobe and style:) I’ll also send the link when I get ready to post so you can see.

    • 365 Vintage Days says:

      That’s fine for me 🙂 as long as you reference back to my blog.
      I will be looking forward to receive the link to your post.

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