It's finally autumn here in Richmond, which is our favorite time of year! The changing leaves and crispness in the air makes us want to pack our bags and head west to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
This year we decided to create a Look Book inspired by railway travel of the past. We chose some of our favorite vintage and reproduction items to create the perfect blend of old and new in the Fall mode. All of these items can be found either in our brick-and-mortar store or our Etsy shop.
We hope you will join us on this visual journey as we travel back in time and prepare to leave the city and the modern day behind.
Paula is turning heads at the station in her 1940s inspired ensemble featuring a dramatic mustard yellow reproduction blouse with bishop sleeves that she beautifully paired with a form fitting forest green knee-length skirt with exquisite draping. She completes her look with a true vintage 1940s Jack McConnell wide brim halo hat, which is available in our Etsy shop. ( click here )
Hannah looks poised and perfect as she awaits her train in this darling crimson red reproduction 1940s style dress with delicate floral embroidery on the bust and sleeves. Finishing her look is the softest 1940s black wool hat adorned with vibrant red cascading feathers, which is available in our Etsy shop ( click here ).
The lovely Tina knows the importance of comfort while traveling. That's why she chose this chic and easy-to-wear royal blue 1940s style reproduction day dress with sweet white embroidered flowers adorning the shoulders. To keep her coiffure perfectly in place, Tina dons a complimenting blue snood and finishes her look with cascading white pearl clip-on earrings.
Lillie personifies autumnal sophistication in her smart true vintage 1940s brown wool skirt suit with contrasting brown alligator heels. She adds a touch of flare to her ensemble with a 1940s brown wool tilt hat adorned with burnt orange ostrich plumes. Lillie's complete look is available in our Etsy shop ( hat: click here, suit: click here , heels: click here ).
The vampy Lillie is channeling her inner femme fatale in this stunning 1950s black linen A-line dress. She has perfectly accessorized her look with a 1950s black leather box purse by Theodore California and a stunning 1940s avant garde black straw halo hat. Lillie's ensemble is available in our Etsy shop. (Hat: click here , Dress: click here , Purse: click here )
Hannah's striking vintage 1940s rayon and wool blend dress will make you green with envy! To compliment the brown button details on her frock, she sports a 1940s brown faux alligator purse and a brown wool tilt hat also of the era. Hannah's dress ( click here ) and purse ( click here ) are available in our Etsy shop!
Tina looks as pretty as a pin-up in her slinky black 1940s style fit-and-flare dress. A contrasting red hair snood with complimenting hair flowers adds a vibrant pop of color to her look. She accessorizes her ensemble with a colorful red belt and vintage leather purse. Tina's look can be found in our brick-and-mortar shop.
Sometimes its best to stay simple when traveling. While Paula's 1940s inspired reproduction shirtwaist dress has classic clean lines, it doesn't sacrifice style or sophistication. This chic day dress is available in navy and burgundy in our brick-and-mortar shop. To add some autumnal flair, Paula dons contrasting rust colored accessories, which also are available in our Carytown location.
Hannah looks simply elegant in this reproduction fit-and-flare lace dress. Comfortable enough for railway travel yet chic enough for after-work cocktails, this beautiful frock easily can be dressed up or down. Here, Hannah pairs her ensemble with soft brown leather accessories for a daytime look. This dress is available in our brick-and-mortar shop.
Paula stays cozy while looking polished in her adorable 1950s wool plaid dress featuring muted blues, greens, oranges and reds. To accentuate the warm fall tones in her frock, Paula dons a vintage wool topper and amber rhinestone brooch. This beautiful dress, hat and brooch are available in our brick-and-mortar shop.
It's almost time to board the train and Lillie is ready to take in those mountain views in her lovely vintage wool plaid dress! This darling dress features a Peter Pan collar and one of the best plaid color combinations we have seen -- deep green, brown, red and a pop of white. To play off of the red in the dress, Lillie sports a 1940s red wool tilt hat and red patent leather belt. Lillie's dress ( click here ) and shoes ( click here ) are available in our Etsy shop.
That crisp, chilly mountain air won't be a problem for Tina! She is prepared to take in the sights in her vintage cashmere sweater and pleated wool skirt. To keep her cozy and warm while admiring the changing leaves, Tina sports one of our wool berets (available in a variety of colors) and an adorable 1940s wooden scottie dog brooch. Tina's casual ensemble is available in our brick-and-mortar shop.
Looks like its time to board. Better hurry ladies, you don't want to miss your train!
Whether you're traveling to the mountains or staying cozy at home, we are guaranteed to have the perfect pieces to complete your autumnal wardrobe -- no matter what decade! From cozy sweaters and jumpsuits to wool dresses and berets. There is something for everyone at Bygones!
If you have questions about any of the items featured in our Look Book please feel free to call the shop (804) 353-1919 or shoot us an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org