London's Calling... // 1940's Vintage Pencil Skirt

pencil skirt, vintage, leather jacket, rainy day  

Yesterday we said au revoir to Paris and ello (hello in my best british acent) to London!  Between the train and the cab, we got to our hotel much later than expected so we didn't do much last night.  However we are staying in a great location, right in the heart of it all.  Next to Leicester Square, Soho, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, Regent St., and Big Ben.  Our location could not be better.  So last night we enjoyed a lovely walk down Regent St., taking it all in.

When I started thinking about what I wanted to bring with me to London and Paris, this outfit came to mind.  Last Saturday in NYC was foggy and rainy, I like to think my city was preparing me for London, so I followed suit, with my clear umbrella in tow.  It stopped rainy for a brief moment, in which we ran outside down to the water front (luckily that's steps from our building) and snapped these few pictures before a second downfall occurred.  The results were exactly what we were looking for.  So London-esq don't you think.

The skirt I am wearing is vintage from the 1940's and belong to my Great Grandmother.  My Great Grandmother had a super small waist, and I just so happened to be lucky enough to inherit it, in result inheriting pieces from her fabulous wardrobe.  The skirt is black corduroy, high-waisted, below knee-length, with a back slit, and is one of my favorites.  I choose to pair with a cropped light minty sage green sweatshirt from H&M, a ombre scarf from Target, a black leather jacket from Michael Kors, and black studded booties from Old Navy (for only $19).

pencil skirt, vintage, leather jacket, rainy day

scarf, leather jacket, rainy day

pencil skirt, vintage, leather jacket, rainy day

studded booties

pencil skirt, vintage, rainy day

pencil skirt, vintage, rainy day

pencil skirt, vintage, leather jacket, rainy day

In reality, if I did plan to wear this is London, I would need to layer with tights, and a second long sleeve layer under the top and mostly likely a warmer jacket, the temps are pretty cold although at the moment warmer than Paris).  However, today I think I'll keep it traditional and stick with plaid.  Now were headed out to explore and see what the day has to offer.  And as luck would have it, it just so happens to be sunny in London, go figure. We will enjoy it while we can.

Cherrio!