The Sartorialist is currently running a vintage photo challenge to determine the winner of the Celine inspiration book he’s looking to give away. I submitted this photo of my grandmother that was taken in Boothbay Harbour, ME in 1940. She’s 24 here and absolutely adorable. I love her long jacket over the sweet short cardi and how her striped skirt mimics the stripes in the American flag behind her. It’s such a quintessential New England scene.
If you have great old photos, be sure to submit them to the vintage photo challenge. But hurry, last day is March 3oth!
I’ve been experiencing a “big and wonderful” kind of jewelry kick recently (it comes and goes with the seasons) so was immediately drawn to this shot by The Sartorialist. Most women I know hesitate when they think of piling on the rocks and baubles but it’s really not that tricky! The reason why it works here is because the jewelry is chunky with neutral colors (no gaudy pinks or overtly flirty pieces) and the backdrop for the statement pieces are a classic trench and soft gray sweater. End result: innovative twist on a traditional look.
The Sartorialist recently did a little series of photos on how capes were worn well. I thought this outfit was so much fun; the glasses, cardigan worn as a snugly scarf, the chambray shirt under a woolen sweater and of course the houndstooth cape. What a great way to layer in the cold New England winter months.
It’s only February but we are getting some weird rainy/balmy days hitting us in Boston (while the rest of the North East is getting slammed with gorgeous powder. We know, please don’t rub it in!). In the mornings I’ve been reaching past my thick wool coats for my lighter jackets and it’s giving me that little thrill down my spine . . . spring is coming! For me, spring means perfect jeans, an easy T and a blue blazer. It is the quintessential cool and sophisticated outfit for any N’East girl. This shot is a perfect representation, taken in Milano by Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist. She looks fresh, comfortable and classic. So bring those blue blazers a little closer to the front of your closet, their time is near!