Monday, November 18, 2013

Me and my Bobbie Brooks

I bought this late 50s/early 60s cropped jacket when I was in Nelson a couple of weeks ago. It was one of those things that I didn't know I'd been missing until I saw it. It's getting hotter here, but there are still days when you need something against the wind. It's perfect because it's light enough for the warmer weather and it's a good length to wear with full skirts.

The colour looks greyish here but it's an apple green
It isn't lined but all the seams are finished with bias binding. Bobbie Brooks is an American clothing manufacturer that started in 1939. The label in my jacket is similar to some of the ones on Vintage Fashion Guild that are from the 1950's and early 1960's. It came with a belt. I assume there was a matching dress at some point because the belt can't really be worn over the top of the jacket.

Jacket: Eclectic Antiques Centre, Nelson
Skirt: I made it
Bangles: Etsy and Ebay
Shoes: the Warehouse


  1. Yay what a great find's going to be a fantastic wee jacket with so many of your gorgeous creations.
    Love v

  2. Such a wonderful jacket, I like the colour. Looks fab on you x

  3. Perfect match with that skirt, I'm in love with the veg patch print on your skirt

  4. That's such a cute jacket and perfect with that amazing skirt! x

  5. That jacket looks like it was made for you. A great colour too and a great match for your skirt.

  6. Not sure if my comment disappeared? Anyhoo love the jacket. The colour & cut are fab. Xx

  7. Very beautiful outfit ;)

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  8. I want it all, my gorgeous fairy with angel hands, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Happy weekend

  9. jacket envy! your bobbie brooks jacket is to die for. love it!

  10. That little jacket is just perfect with your fabulous skirt, what a great find. Such a pretty colour too. xxx