Monday, November 24, 2014

behold the world's worst accident I am the girl anachronism

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Vintage 1950's dress, vintage bow, and BCBGeneration pumps.

Okay, I seriously don't know what is wrong with me. This post has been sitting in my queue since 10/22! What the hell? I can't even. So here you go, my post from a month ago:

On what most likely will be the last 80 degree day we have here in Rochester, I knew I had to wear something I forgot to wear over the summer. That just happened to be this beautiful dress from the 50's. The last time I wore it was way back HERE. Unfortunately, due to my massive (and unhealthy) collection of clothes, I just remembered to alter it. Finally, it's perfect and then I forget to wear it. Typical me. I'm happy it got to go for a spin. It's quite a gem. I can't think of another dress in my vintage arsenal that truly makes me feel like I stepped back in time. To the reign of Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. Speaking of Jane Russell, I found a picture of her wearing a dress very similar to this one. Needless to say, I freaked out just a little bit knowing I had one like it.
I can't really say much more than that. I think the dress speaks for itself.

I hope your week is going well! I'm excited for Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 3, 2014

just another freak in the freak kingdom

This year for Halloween, I was lucky enough to dress up as two different things. I love everything about Halloween and took the opportunity to dress as two very, very different characters.

For some reason, I was stuck on the idea of being genderbent this year. So I was a female Hunter S. Thompson.
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Going by the suggestion of my lovely friend Barbara from Barbara Ellen Shops Local, I went as Nina from Black Swan as the black swan. I've always loved this movie, being an ex-ballerina and all. I actually did wear an old pair of pointe shoes out all night. It wouldn't have been the same otherwise.
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My form is not what it use to be haha.

I hope that you had a wonderful Halloween! I sure did.
I really can't believe it's November already!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

want to be my lover

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90's iridescent dress, thrifted Nine West sandals, and Jessica Simpson sunglasses.

Let me tell you, it was very hard to get a decent photo of what this dress actually looks like. The top layer is made out of an iridescent material that reflects a bright blue - like bright, bright blue. You can see it a little in the photo of the back.
I can only imagine what crazy 90's clubs this dress has been to.

Since the weather has been treating us well, I decided to wear as many summer-like things as I could: sun dresses, sandals, and light breezy jackets. I really wish our weather could stay like this forever. I'd be able to wear anything! I hate what the cold does to my style, I just feel like a frump.

Well, that's enough thought on our depressing, yet inevitable future. I hope you are having a great week. Here is a sweet mid-nineties club jam:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

NYC birthday trip - photo diary

I know it was a little while ago now, but over Labor Day weekend I was fortunate enough to take a trip to NYC. Here are some photos from my short visit. This time we were tourists and took a carriage ride through Central Park and it was pretty magical. I took this first photo because I was surprised at how dead the city was. It was a strange, yet very neat experience. A lot less people than I'm use to seeing.
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This is the hallway to the bathrooms in Trump Tower (the toilets were not gold btw).
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This is the restaurant that we ate at. We got to walk up that bomb-ass staircase.
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First outfit: Vintage 60's dress, vintage purse, and TJ Maxx sandals.
Second outfit: Rodarte for Target dress, vintage bag, a craft ribbon as a belt, and Ferragamo Vara flats.

I was so lucky to be able to take this trip! It was unfortunately 90 degrees both days we were in the city and we ended up melting! On the second day, we got stuck in a cafe for two hours because the sky opened up and there was a major downpour. I can't complain about it though because the cafe was the nicest one I've ever been in. We found out later that it was part of the oldest operating hotel in Manhattan, The Martinique.

I got to see so much this time around! It was funny checking out Rolex's windows after hours when all the watches were tucked away safe and sound.
I won't go into too many details and bore you to death, but the restaurant we ate at was so fun! It was in Koreatown and the menu was all chicken. It was delicious and you got to watch amazing K-Pop music videos while munching.

I always feel as if magic really exists, like it hangs in the air around me when I visit The Big Apple.
I can't wait to go back (maybe for good at some point).