As the weather gets colder and soggier and the days get shorter (and shorter and shorter!), the whole photography part of blogging gets trickier. It’s a bit challenging to find a well-lit corner of the house to take pictures in, but with a little creativity a corner of the downstairs guest room/study works in a pinch. If I make a regular habit of this, though I’ll need to clean the bookshelf!

1940s sage green suit with rich brown accessories and fur trim

This sage green suit is a favorite of mine for the colder months, and I love how it looks paired with a rich brown, so I was looking forward to wearing it with my new Dolores pumps from Royal Vintage Shoes. Since I shortened the heel straps I’ve been wearing them quite a bit with my fall 40s looks. I feel like finishing an outfit with brown instead of black gives it a much softer look, which seems appropriate for muted-color times of year like fall and spring.

Classic Old Hollywood style with a soft sage green 1940s suit and rich brown fur collar and hat

The other benefit of taking pictures indoors is that nobody is looking at you funny or walking into the frame when you’re about to take a picture… so I usually end up with more pictures (and more silly pictures) than if I were out in public! All that to say, there are a whooooole lot of pictures under the break.

1940s sage green suit with rich brown accessories and fur trim

Red earrings and a bold red spider brooch stand out against a warm mahogany brown fur collar

Royal Vintage "Dolores" peep-toe platform pumps in faux gator or croc

1940s sage green suit with rich brown accessories and fur trim

Dark brown vintage gloves with seamed details and a gauntlet cuff

1940s sage green suit with rich brown accessories and fur trim

1940s sage green suit with rich brown accessories and fur trim

  • Vintage sheared fur tilt hat: Etsy
  • Red rhinestone earrings: Gift from Allison
  • Large sparkly red spider brooch: Etsy
  • Mystery fur capelet: Antiques shop in Wisconsin
  • Sage green 1940s suit: Etsy
  • Dark brown gauntlet-style vintage gloves: Probably a brick-and-mortar antiques store
  • Heavy peachy-nude tights: Capezio
  • Brown platform sling-back pumps: Dolores from Royal Vintage Shoes

  • I purchased these shoes at a discount in exchange for images and a review