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).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

wild thing

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Vintage 1960's dress, and TJ Maxx gladiator sandals.

This dress. What is there to say about it that it doesn't say already? I bought it with the intention of putting it in the shop. That's when I tried it on and found out that it fit me perfectly. I instantly formed an attachment and found the thought of selling it to be too much. That's the problem with me - I form bonds with vintage clothes when I'm supposed to be selling them. I want to know their stories, what they've seen, what crazy parties they've attended. I can't imagine where this little number has been. The fact that it has shorts is just crazy.
Good thing clothes come in all shapes and sizes or the hoarder in me would have a hard time selling anything.
I do love seeing the clothes in my shop going to good homes though. That's why I do what I do - they have more stories they need to tell and that can only happen if they travel onward.
I know that may sound silly to you, but that's just how I see it.


I hope you had a wonderful start to your week. My life has wound down a little and I'm not so crazy busy at the moment. Kind of enjoying that.

Monday, September 8, 2014

white after labor day

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Vintage 1950's crop top, vintage 1940's shorts, vintage flats, and gifted sunglasses.

I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. Just as I was getting back to blogging I got sick for most of August. It's a recurring health problem I've been struggling with for about a year now. This time I actually saw a doctor (something that I hate doing) and it seems like we've figured it out. I'm mostly mended now.

Because of that, I've been trying to wear everything summer-like in my closet. To make up for missed time of course. On Friday it was over 90 degrees in Rochester! I thought it was the perfect time to wear these 1940's shorts that were hiding in my closet. They're very unique. You put the front part on like an apron and tie it the back. Then you put the back in place and tie it in the front. I don't know if I explained that correctly, but they are kind of like make-your-own-shorts. It seems like I can't help falling for any vintage piece with a novelty. The late 40's and 50's loved novelty. Bird hats, monochromatic outfits, and weird prints. Also, I can't forget to mention the dresses you can change into a romper with a removable skirt. I had one of those gems once but it never fit me right. One day, I'll have one again!

My birthday was the 28th of August and I missed my annual birthday post. This year I spent the day quietly with my family. Then over Labor Day weekend, Brian took me to New York City! We had a wonderful time and took a carriage ride (courtesy of my wonderful parents!).
Speaking of Labor Day, I love to wear white after it. I find this arbitrary fashion rule ridiculous. If you've been here for awhile, you know I think there are no rules!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your September.
Talk to you soon!