Thursday, November 19, 2015

I might join your century but only on a rare occasion

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Vintage 1940's wool suit, 40s silk blouse, 40s hat, and 80s pumps.

These photos were taken the day before Halloween when I decided to dress like I was stepping out of the 1940's. When a piece like this suit enters my life, it only reaffirms all the reasons my profession revolves around vintage. It's like going back in time by just looking at it. The craftsmanship on it alone is amazing. Things just aren't made that way anymore.
I'm just lucky that it fits me perfectly, or it might break my heart a little having to part with it.

 This hat is also one-in-a-million. I have been working with vintage for 4 1/2 years now and have never come across something so amazing. I've seen pictures of hats like it. I have seen historical dramas feature them, but never thought I'd find one of my own!
I don't think I can wear it that often though because of the large feather. It gets blown about in the wind and it almost broke this day. I couldn't bear if that happened. I know that sounds a tad dramatic, but it's true. All my pieces are a little piece of insides that exist in the physical world. What's the point of having all these possessions, if I don't love them with all my heart and soul? Seems pointless to me.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

johnny gets up, takes off his leather jacket, taped to his chest there's the answer

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(Super flattering face.)
(My good side)
Thrifted Forever 21 dress, Zac Posen for Target leather jacket circa 2010, vintage belt, and Forever 21 platforms.

I have quite a number of dresses that resemble nightgowns and slips. Maybe that says a lot about the time I grew up in. When I was younger in the 90s, all the cool older girls wore dresses like that. So as an adult, I've seemed to gravitate toward them. This is just one of a few, but I think I like it the best. It has the most daytime wear-ability of them all.  Plus, it's very silky soft!

This jacket owns my heart. Seriously. It gives me Michael Jackson vibes and makes me want to break into a rendition of Thriller. Don't think people on the street would appreciate my horrible screeching and dancing...
There's just something so magical about leather jackets. They're timeless and I love the way they smell(that's probably weird). Plus, they make me feel like a badass when I wear one.
Almost like I could take on the world.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

looking for adventure and whatever comes our way

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Da new Angelina?

Dat double chin tho.
Vintage 1960's dress, years old Charlotte Russe jacket, and years old Aldo wedges.

If you've been around awhile, you may recall that I blogged about this dress last year. Since it cooled off a bit, I styled it a bit differently. I just can't let it pass by without being photographed again. It's a superstar that deserves some attention.
The only problem I have with it is that it fits like a glove. A skintight glove. I can't really eat much when I wear it, I learned that the hard way. So next time I wear it, it won't be for long. Also, the shorts that are attached to the bottom kept ripping at the seam all day. Good thing you couldn't see my butt or you'd just see a giant split in my pants. I felt like Chris Farley or something.
Maybe it's time to find a better home for it where it can truly be appreciated. The problem with that is, it's one of my vintage babies. And like any good mama, I have an attachment to them.
I do own a lot of clothing, it's true. While that might seem materialistic to some, I view my collection as an extension of who I am on the inside. I try to only buy things I truly love because otherwise what's the point? We have limited time on this earth, might as well love and value everything we have. Plus, hunting for vintage treasures is fun. I mean, I made a business out of it.

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.