Monday, January 2, 2012
Vintage Tweed-y Goodness
I found this beautiful, classic, vintage tweed skirt suit at Goodwill this past week. It is sumptuous! The tweed is thick and has red, blue, yellow, and black stitching running through the brown tweed. I believe it to be from the 1970s. The brand is Peabody House and the lining is a rose pink color.
Typically, when I find a suit (new-used or vintage) with a lining, it is ripped somewhere, usually in the arm pits. But not this beauty, the lining is pristine with the extra button still attached.
Oh how I'd love to keep this gem of an outfit for myself, but it is a vintage size 11/12 which equals super skinny mini by today's sizing. I could envision this ensemble with a box purse and chocolate brown patent heels with a stacked heel. Any colored shirt could go beneath the jacket. The jacket has a *slight* and elegant pouf to the shoulder. The skirt has a double, well-placed pleat, on either side of the front and a single slit up the mid-line of the back of the skirt.
This suit is a staple piece with classic styling and could be worn today or 20 years from now. Yes, I know I am gushing and I couldn't wait to photograph this outfit for the blog today! Want to see more pics? Check them out here in my etsy store.
Do you have a favorite tweed piece in your wardrobe?? Do tell!
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