Lately, I've been inspired by antique lace and this lovely ensemble worn by Maggie Smith as Violet in Downton Abbey season 1 caught my eye.
She stylishly pulls off an ivory skirt and jacket with white blouse and gloves and a straw hat. I love when people make color combos that most of us avoid look good. Look at all of the lovely lace on her jacket and blouse!
This outfit can be seen at the flower show. Oh, yummy hats!
As well as at the garden part at the end of season one. I love the look of a long jacket and long skirt.
And here is a great shot of the lace insert on her blouse. So lovely! I want to learn how to do lace inserts! Also, check out the long, layered necklaces. What a "modern" trend hiding out in Edwardian times! (And don't miss this glimpse of the back of Cora's coat and hat.)