Friday, February 17, 2012

some fancy business














Photos by Isla!

suit  vintage, flea market
blouse  vintage from held over
scarf  vintage, flea market
briefcase  thrifted
heels  chelsea crew

This is probably the closest I will get to ever wearing a "suit." I found this beautiful early 1960's lace ensemble at a flea market and before this I had only worn the pieces separately (here and here), but I thought it might be fun to actually wear them together as originally intended. I added a silk blouse in my favorite minty hue, a beat-up old briefcase, and some 1940's-style heels and then popped into the corner market for a few boring essentials, a bottle of champagne (decidedly un-boring) and cheap flowers. It felt like the right kind of cheeky business lady attire to celebrate finally branching out on my own. Keep an eye on Fancy Fine Vintage, it will be overflowing with pretty new things soon and much more frequently!

33 comments:

Dom said...

I can't even begin to describe how amazing these photos are and how adorable your outfit is! So cute!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

drool worthy colors!!

xo,
steffy
http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

Valerie Enríquez said...

You styled that suit so lovely. The pastel shirt and handbag with scarf are a nice touch! I also never knew a liquor store could look so chic! x

Liz said...

i'd hire you ;)

hannah kristina metz said...

Oh man that suit! I love it so! You look beauteous as always! xx

Frannie Pantz said...

Favorite. Outfit. Ever. I love the crochet and the colors and the retro professional vibe. Enjoy your weekend!

Christina said...

Gaaah! I'm always looking for skirt suits. It's so hard to find ones that aren't just fuddy duddy wool ones. I love this!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Well my lady, this is what I call Styling! That beautiful suit would not be an easy one to wear everyday, but on you it looks fresh and fun! You're the best, Ashley!
Ale
x

Caitie said...

you look unbelievable... LOVe how you styled this, miss fancy little lady! I think we maybe neighbors and not even know it!!!!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Tonya said...

So beautiful as always. I LOVE the blouse, the color is fantastic as is the print. Great look :)

FutureLint said...

You always come up with the best color combos! I never would have thought to pair burnt orange and pale mint together but I love it!

hollysarah said...

I also have these heels, and they pair perfectly with your lace blazer!! Great outfit.

Jane Alisa said...

You look amazing! Your lace suit is amazing! xoxo
http://janealisa.tumblr.com

Elegantly Academic said...

Loved the way you wore the items previously & loved this remix too (esp. the mint blouse). And I have a bag exactly like this, which makes me feel super stylish now.

PS Just wanted to say to, I love that you wear exclusively vintage items. It's so nice to see a blogger not comsumed by 'fast fashion'. You really are an inspiration. :)

Teddi said...

that is a beautiful orange lace suit, & it's vintage! :)

Jenni said...

So cute and springy! I love that you did the photo shoot at a flower market!

Crystal Lee said...

I have a tenderness for a vintage suit & your lace orange one is just perfect. Love the Budweiser sign in the background too. Good for you for pursuing your dreams, btw.

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

oh my goodness that suit is amazing.
and it's orange my favorite color!!!

xo kaitlin
kaitgirl

Eli said...

I think we're all scared of suit sets but this one is too pretty to hate!!

Sparks In Spring said...

I love suits in fun prints, this lace has such fun bright color, I love it!

Nadinoo said...

They look perfect together, such a great look!

That last picture is amazing, the colours are good :)

Big hugs, Nadia x

Zane said...

that lace suit is stunning, adore the blouse too

FASHION ICE said...

what a pretty post! that vintage suit is so pretty and very spring like! the nails are awesome too xx

The Daily Fashionista said...

I work in a banking environment where dressing in vintage is permissible and I would be so down to wear this type of suit :) I looks so lovely on you!! You paired it fabulously with the mint blouse.

Sarah Leonard said...

Love this look!!!!!

Great style and blog :)


xoxoxo

http://antiquestripes.blogspot.com/

Charis said...

Beautiful photographs & a beautiful outfit!

out of order said...

uuuuhhhhmmmm that lace suit is the greatest thing evah! you look fab, I adore your shoesies, too <3

Meghan

Aliya said...

That shade of orange and mint green look oh so lovely on you! You have amazing style!!

x Aliya
www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

andrea lynne rose said...

So many pretty flowers! You look amazing as well, love the minty top.

http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/style-icon-keira-knightley.html

kellychristine said...

adoring this interesting color combo.. (and you of course!)

xo! kellychristine

wardrobeexperience said...

OMG, this lace suit is so gorgeous! love it!

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Pretty and adorable!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Oh, what wolor of nail polish are you wearing?