There is, in my opinion, nothing more feminine than a delicate vintage blouse.
Sometimes I am so nostalgic for the style of bygone eras. The care with which clothing was once made strikes my heart in a sad sort of way; there is often something lacking in modern clothing design, an attention to detail and quality, maybe. Or maybe it is just the delicate nature of early 1900’s stitching and embroidery that I yearn for. If well cared for, these pieces last for ages and never truly go out of style. This vintage Edwardian blouse is over 100 years old!!!
We gathered at The Mud House (hands down one of the coolest coffee shops in St. Louis) one morning for a delicious breakfast and to enjoy the newly cool fall mornings. If you’re ever in town, you must check out this place, located along the very cool Cherokee Street corridor.
I paired the vintage blouse with a modern raw-edged dress with buttons up the back, and felt so pulled together. If you are in search of such a blouse, they are everywhere if you know where to look. Try searching on Etsy for “Edwardian Blouse” and you will see what I mean!
Raw Silk Dress: No 6 Store (sold out — I’ll update if I find a similar style)
*** A thank you to my talented friend Elisha, who took these photos and helped me create a vision for these style posts!***