I first came across these images of Beautiful People Spring’s 2016 collection on Pinterest (as most of us do these days) and I immediately fell in love with the look of these ensembles. Most likely because I already own similar looking items in my own wardrobe and I am drawn to things that are already familiar to me. But also because there is something a bit English about them, something classic and all together proper. From the Vogue article:
“Spring 2016 inspirations: Idyllic modesty, femininity, and ’50s couture influences with corseted silhouettes…”
So, no wonder I’m drawn to it. It has obvious vintage influence! It’s finally warming up around here so I’m looking forward to replicating these looks with things I already own. A straw boater hat, a classic trench coat, a plaid skirt, a black top, and a “non-print” print dress.
This outfit above is such a perfect every day outfit. My friends and I have been talking about how so many women these days just wear workout clothes everywhere they go. I don’t get it. Why wear workout clothes if you’re not going to exercise? Is it pure laziness? When you stock your wardrobe with simple basics aside from just tee shirts and jeans, it’s really not that difficult to look perfectly put together in 10 minutes tops.
You can see more of Beautiful People collection at Vogue! Image credits: Vogue.com
Have you noticed how many paintings there are of ladies knitting? I hadn’t until recently. Knitting is one of my favorite winter pass times for me. Whenever I sit down to knit, I like to make an event out of it. Light candles, put on a good podcast, and make a fire in my fireplace. Anyway, I was looking through paintings of women knitting that date back to the early 1900s, and of course, I loved all their outfits.
Whenever I knit, I feel like I’m taking part of a lady ritual dating back to so many generations before me. It’s an action that is so closely connected to matrilineal lineage. I’m not saying men don’t knit or can’t knit, but it’s undeniable that traditionally knitting has been a feminine past time.
It’ also still amazing to me that humans would make everything of theirs by hand. My father told me stories of his mother making him and his siblings underwear. She was a seamstress, so luckily she could probably do it fairly easily. I like to think about all socks being knitted by hand back then.
For a while I would get together with my girlfriends to sit in a circle, knit, and talk. I love to think of how this is an activity ladies have been doing for more than a century.
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Ah, antique dresses and flowers. A match made in heaven. There are some really lovely antique pieces in the shop right now, and we really feel that nothing brings an antique dress to life more than flowers. With spring and summer coming, that means that flower picking, wedding, and all things flower season are coming up. So, we paired together five dresses from our shop and some flower arrangements from florists we adore.
Our Hearken to Elegance Gown, in its rich, burgundy looks perfect with this moody, sculptural flower arrangement from Putnam & Putnam. We love how the color of this dress looks with these deep purples and hints of yellow.
The sweet Gentle Motion Dress is made of the softest pink and softest silk. They’re actually separates, so the top can be worn separately from the bottom. We thought the sweetness of this pair looked perfect with this ruffly cream and pink RUE ANAFEL arrangement. It has a bit of whimsy, like it was plucked straight from an english garden.
Our Modern Enchantments Dress is an Edwardian lawn dress. Its soft cotton is perfect for wearing on a warm day either lounging around the house or taking walks through nature. We paired it with this Sarah Winward arrangement, a bit wild and unruly which looks like it was foraged from a meadow in the mountains.
Our romantic Bronte Parsonage Dress is made of beautiful antique lace. This would be a perfect wedding dress, so refined with its high neckline and fitted waist. We paired it with this arrangement by Amy Merrick. The pair both look straight out of a classic painting of a girl with flowers.
We imagine a girl who lives in the country and love going on walks along the stream owning our Gossamer Whisper Dress. Her perfect day would be clipping flora sand foliage from around her home all day to come home right as the sun sets and place them in an antique vase she found at a local antique shop. We paired this dress with an arrangement from Foxglove Botanicals, because its the exact arrangement we’d imagine her making.
We’re jumping for joy that its autumn again, because that means that some of our favorite colors are back in season. With the weather getting colder, we find ourselves leaning towards warming colors. We’ve been finding a lot of outfit ideas that include some colors we’re really loving right now on Pinterest and decided to put them all together to show you!
1. Turmeric: We are loving this color so much and noticed it’s been popping up everywhere on the runways. It’s a lovely warm goldenrod, with the perfect undertone of a yellow brown.
2. Paprika: Close to burgundy, but a bit more brown-red, we love seeing this color paired with a mustard or saffron. It’s also close to another color we love, cinnamon, it’s so rich.
3. Saffron: We love this outfit so much. It’s the perfect fall attire, a sweater and longer length skirt in a warm, orangey autumn hue.
4. Mustard: A soft, dull mustard is a perfect addition of color. Although we’re not big fans of yellow, this shade is beautiful, especially with a beige or brown.
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Who says pale hues and blush are just for Spring? Not me! I absolutely adore these colors all year around. I don’t know if it really makes sense to call these Autumn Wardrobe color inspiration, since I pretty much wear and advocate the wearing of above colors year around!
I am realizing more and more when making decisions for the vintage inspired clothing in the shop that I am just going to stick to my guns and only carry the color palette I really adore. So if you’re wondering why the vintage inspired clothes at Adored Vintage are decidedly “Spring-y” it’s because I think these colors SHOULD ALSO be worn in Fall. Besides, if you saw my Autumn leaves photo on Instagram today, you’ll see blush, pale peach, and muted violet show up in Autumn.
Image credits / All images from Pinterest