Thursday, October 8, 2015

last of 25

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Vintage 1910's blouse, vintage 1950's skirt & crinoline, Forever 21 pumps, Ann Taylor sunglasses, and Prada purse from a consignment shop.

These photos were taken on the last day that I was 25. The day before my birthday: August 27th. Yes, I've had these pictures since August 27th. Where has the time gone?

This skirt, this skirt, this skirt. That's all the words I can form when I talk about it. I have a pretty unreasonably large collection of 1950's circle skirts, but this one takes the cake.
When it came into my possession it was way too big for me and was missing a button. I instantly tailored it to fit and found a new button for it. For those who know me, it shows how much I love it. I have a pile of sewing products and pieces that need to be fixed. They normally sit on the back burner until I randomly get to them. So, the fact that I fixed it right away shows my devotion to it. 
Maybe it's the gathering at the waist, the stiff voluminous cotton, or the beautiful pattern. Maybe it's all of these things(most likely).
Also, this blouse. I can't believe it's 100 years old. It's in near-perfect condition. How? I've come across things from the 1950's that have fallen apart. I feel incredibly lucky to have it.

My favorite time of the year is here! Halloween! Have any ideas for a costume? I have a few and I'm so excited!

Monday, August 10, 2015

popsicle love and pie crust promises

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Well, I haven't blogged in a minute. More than a minute - it's been since May to be exact. I don't really have a reason either. Call it the summer lazies, being busy with work, or just being unmotivated. But I really feel like a fool.
So just for me, I'm going to try to blog more.

Anyway, my summer has been all about the two-piece outfit.  I have a handful, all from different decades. I just love them. I wore a different one today, in fact.
There's something about it that makes you look so put together, when in reality it's effortless.
This one reminds me of candy, or popsicles, or just summertime in general. You'd think that with its pastel colors, it'd be a great warm weather staple. It's not. It's actually made from a very thick linen and is incredibly warm. I had to wait for a cooler day to take it for a spin.
At least it will be a piece of everlasting summer during some cool fall days.

I hope you're having the summer of your life. I'm just enjoying the easiness of it all.
Summertime and the livin' is easy.


Friday, May 29, 2015

spots on spots

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IMG_4968Candies dress from Kohl's, years old belt, vintage necklace, and vintage Ferragamo Vara flats. 

A few weeks ago, I received a $10 off anything coupon at Kohl's(no, I'm not sponsored). So I went in to peruse the clearance rack and fell in love with this dress. With the coupon it ended up being like $2. Since it's a sweater dress I didn't know if I'd be able to wear it. Well, it cooled off just enough for me to put it on!
Normally, I'd dress a piece like this up. On this particular day, I was tired. So, I put on my dressiest flats and a fancy necklace and called it day.
Still comfy, but put together. A marriage of the two best things in style(to me anyway).

Here's a bad, yet so good 80s song to start your weekend right:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

classic yellow

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1950's gingham dress and BCBGeneration pumps

The weather has become so nice in such a short period of time. I'm now graced with the opportunity of wearing pretty much anything I want in my closet. While browsing through dresses that have been put away for months, I came across this lovely yellow beauty. I only got to wear it once last year and I'll admit, I forgot she existed. I'm so excited to be able to break out pieces that haven't seen the light of day in so long.
Long live the sunshine!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

lift up the receiver I'll make you a believer

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1960's coat, 1960's dress, and Miu Miu SS 2010 Clogs

This dress gives me life. I can't really explain why. It's something that normally wouldn't be my style. Maybe it's the little cherub print and the sailor collar. It makes it a little tacky, which just speaks my language. Also, it almost looks like a little girls dress. I find myself loving little girls dresses and wishing they were my there's that. Something a 25 year old shouldn't like, let alone admit out loud.
I'm just super into the dress. When I bought it from a young gentleman who brought it to my shop, I almost yelled in excitement when he showed me. My mom gave me the weirdest look and said something like, "You love that?"
I laughed

I'm also super-happy that I got to take my Miu Miu clogs for another spin. Sometimes I still can't believe I own a pair of shoes from my dream collection. It's crazy how the Spring/Summer 2010 collection caused such hysteria. People were so crazy for it that there were knock-offs that people were fighting over almost two years after!
That's just a little too crazy for me. I just found these by accident on eBay.
Remember, there is no shoe worth getting into a physical fight for.
Life will go on.

Friday, May 1, 2015

ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb

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90s All That Jazz jumpsuit, 12 year old American Eagle jean jacket (it was my 13th birthday present), Prada bag from Panache Consignment, and vintage Chanel flats.

I just can't seem to stop myself from finding, purchasing, and wearing some of the most ridiculous pieces of clothing. This horrific/amazing, cherry-clad jumpsuit comes straight out of the 90s. It originally had small shoulder pads, which were pretty common in early 90s clothing. They are an unfortunate leftover from putting shoulder pads in everything (even t-shirts) in the 80s. I immediately ripped those puppies out. Honestly, they really wouldn't have been too bad on someone else, but my shoulders are pretty broad already.
Shoulder pads or not, the fact that this exists makes me happy. Sometimes when I find a really weird or unique piece, it makes me giddy. It reminds me that there are other really weird people out there and I like that. Without the weird, life wouldn't be nearly as interesting.
So next time you're bored, find yourself a ridiculous jumpsuit and take a walk.
Or something like that.