A Form of Marilyn Housewife
I assumed I might share an outfit and a few footage of a slightly completely different pin curl set and comb out. This time I left the curls a little bit tighter and went for more of a Marilyn Monroe inspired fashion. I called it a Marilyn Housewife, because clearly my fashion is a lot more subdued and less va-va-voom for an everyday look, not to mention this was how I wore it to church and that’s the last place I would want to show any va-voom.
I also used this as a chance to wear my new favorite earrings! I simply obtained them within the mail and I like them to items! They’re a 1940s straw hat with flowers and ribbon. I do know they’re more of a springy/summery design, but I could not wait that long to wear them, and I thought the colors kind of matched my sweater.
The largest qualm I’ve with carrying them is the thought of losing one somewhere. I feel this fashion about many of my vintage clip ons. Does anyone else have that fear, and if so, what can I do about it
I also wore another one of my quirky vintage brooch collection. This time it was a vintage banjo pin worn in honor of my dad who has been a professional banjo player since he was about fifteen. I don’t play a banjo, but can’t help but love the instrument particularly when performed by my dad.
I wore what I suppose could be considered a vintage sweater, because it’s about seventeen years old. I bought it while in high school, and it was a part of one of my first major clothing purchases on my own. Let me assure you it suits a little in a different way than it did at fourteen, lol. It also came with a form of hippyish tie belt which I chose not to wear, hence the loops on either aspect of my waist.
It’s wonderful how vintage this sweater seems to be for a more modern piece. As a result of it was an awesome late 90s cropped sweater, I didn’t even must tuck it in. Just goes to show it pays to not do away with everything and that you could find vintage-like pieces that can work to fill out your wardrobe anyplace.
Sweater-late 90s buy from Delia’s (a Junior clothing mail order company)
Skirt-yup, my me made navy circle skirt is getting a number of type of weave hair wear, because it’s totally lined and warm
Navy tights-who knows
Earrings-vintage 1940s purchase from eBay
Brooch-vintage banjo brooch from both eBay or etsy
Footwear-my black, Tommy Hilfiger pumps purchased about ten years ago (picture here)
I like this setting, and so did my husband, but it is bordering on that old lady ball/bubble hairstyle, so I can see it has to be styled deliberately to not look too oldish. And there’s not quite a bit about Marilyn Monroe that I may/would copy, but she did always have great hair.