A great thing about vintage fashion were the vibrant color combinations. Some are pretty far fetched to me while others are so inventive and imaginative. One color combination that has caught my fancy is moss green and cranberry red. I am in love with it and it was only possible because of my quest to achieve matching accessory sets . . starting with burgundy/ cranberry/ dark red. If you would like to read more about my accessory quest you can read more about it here. For right now, I can scratch wine red pumps and hat to match off my list. Whoo hoo!
To go with the shoes, I needed a hat! The hat was a bit harder to find but I scrolled through Etsy for awhile and eventually I found it. it was more than I really wanted to pay but it was also the only 40s hat I could find that was in the color I wanted and not outlandishly priced. I rolled the dice and bought it. Needless to say I was quite happy when it arrived. I think the shape of the hat reminds me of the one worn by the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Once I had the shoes and hat I immediately realized I had a floral corsage to really complete the set. The corsage was made from NOS millinery flowers. I love this outfit, so fun and so wild and yet still very period correct for the 40s. The suit is my 1946 suit which you can read more about here when I first wore it.
I suspect this now totally complete accessory set will get a lot of wear with my other suits so don't be surprised if you see it in here again in the future. I know already a suit that will pair will with this accessory set - my striped jacket suit and maybe even my dark brown chocolate suit as well. Oh before I let you go, how great looking is that lipstick? It's Wild Orchid from Besame. I bought it a long time ago and I think it is just the most perfect match to the accessoreis. I would say that is the ultimate bonus. Of how much fun it is to dress in vintage . . . .