in a literary way


I’m a parody of myself once again, which is how I always feel best. I rarely wear separates – too many moving parts to adjust and readjust – but I really liked this outfit. Everyday ’40s wear always feels secretarial somehow, like a working girl who’s saved up to buy a dashing little hat. It always gets me in the literary way.

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And what a fitting way to be – this month I’ve got an essay out in Caboodle Magazine! Online credentials are still credentials, but there’s something ineffable about being in print. Nothing compares. I’ve got a two-page spread with an illustration and everything. Buy it online at!

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I’ve also been commissioned by one of the websites I freelance for to write an ethnography of the vintage blogosphere. If you’re a vintage blogger or instagrammer, I want to hear from you! You’ll be counted in my stats and possibly selected for a feature interview. Click over to Google Forms to take the survey, and please share it with your fellow vintage mavens.

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Skirt: ’40s vintage, thrifted

Hat: ’40s vintage, via Fancy Lucky Vintage

Shoes & brooch: vintage, thrifted

Cardigan & blouse: thrifted


Author: skye

I aspire to be a bright-eyed girl in a big city, even though I wear glasses and live in what amounts to a hole in the ground.

3 thoughts on “in a literary way”

  1. Every time I read your blog I am inspired to get my butt in gear and actually cultivate my wardrobe towards more vintage styles. You do it SO WELL. I love your hat and your glasses in the first photo and this whole outfit is just perfectly 40’s.

  2. Congratulations on all of the exciting writing projects that you’ve got on the go, dear gal. I appreciate you asking for our impute and shall be taking your survey at once.

    Delightful fall outfit. I’ve long noticed that, personally, I tend to reach for frocks more in the spring and summer and then, separates in the colder months. Perhaps because they layer so nicely as a general rule, or maybe just for a fun change of pace.

    ♥ Jessica

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