Outfit Post: 5/20/15

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Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Belt: Thrifted — Necklace: Vintage Fashion Faire — Earrings: Gift — Ring: Asian Art Museum

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Here we have purchase the first from the aforementioned Vintage Fashion Faire–one bigass necklace! It’s a mid-century modern piece by Danish designer Mette+Finn, it’s infinitely large, and it’s my new favorite thing.

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It’s a good match with these earrings, too.

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I put it together with one of my more vintage-looking dresses, but I really think it’ll work with just about anything.

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Plus, it’s got good movement. I like a necklace with a little bit of swing. You’ve done well, me. We’ll keep you on the payroll for just a little bit longer.

Outfit Post: 5/17/14

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Dress: Multiple Threads — Jeans: Nordstrom Rack — Shoes: Earthies — Earrings and ring: Target

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Here’s a really lazy outfit that we haven’t seen the like of in quite some time. I honestly wasn’t going to get dressed at all on Sunday, but then Mike’s dad invited us out to lunch.

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Rarely have I been more reluctant to change out of pajamas, let me tell you.

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At first, giraffe dress was going to see me through this difficult ordeal alone; I ended up adding the jeans because of the unusual cold spell we’ve been having. (By cold, I mean mid-60s to mid-70s. I recognize that Winnipeg got snow over this past weekend, and I’ll sit in the sun an extra five minutes for all of Manitoba tomorrow.)

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So, yeah. Some red and orange shades that didn’t necessarily work together, but it got me out of the house, where I had a pretty good salad. Could’ve been worse.

This Just In: Vintage Fashion Razzes My Berries

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On Saturday, I had the pleasure of going out to the semi-annual Vintage Fashion Faire in Alameda with my good friend CB!

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I hadn’t been before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect–but what we got was a lovely sitting area at one end of the warehouse, rows upon rows of vintage clothing and accessories, and an incredible opportunity for people-watching.

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There was also a refreshment counter! Classy, don’t you think?

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CB and I alternated between chatting with coffee in the sitting area and doing some browsing of our own, and there was so much to look at that I was definitely a little bit overstimulated. There were fabrics with beautiful prints (and also some cute and silly ones):

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Gorgeous fancy dresses from the era of taffeta and lace:

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Curious accessories, like this mustard-seed necklace (a Christian religious token, I think?) and some bright-eyed stoles:

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And there were even some delights to be seen when everything was over and we were packing up to head home:

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CB and I both scored some great finds–you’ll see mine here extremely soon because I’m too impatient to save them–and I’m already excited about the next Vintage Fashion Faire in October. One vendor told us that the Friday-night party is where it’s really at, with costumes and a live band among all the wares, so when fall comes around, we’ll have to put our hair up in victory rolls and join the fun.

Outfit Post: 5/14/15

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Dress: ASOS — Cardigan: Thrifted (no label) — Camisole: Thrifted (Self Esteem) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Bobby Socklings in Graphite) — Ring: Gift — Earrings: Gift, from Greece

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How about this week, folks? Woof.

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I wore this yesterday when we were supposed to get a thunderstorm, but all we ended up with was the mildest watering-can sprinkle during my ride home.

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We didn’t even get any sound or fury to signify the nothing! What a ripoff.

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If you live in one of those magical places with regular summer thunderstorms, please appreciate them. Hug a thunderstorm today.

Outfit Post: 5/13/15

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Dress: eShakti — Blazer and ring: Target — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Pink) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Necklace: Hand-me-down — Earrings: Gift from Katie!

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This outfit: meh. It doesn’t “spark joy,” as Marie Kondo would say. (Sally’s always bringing interesting phrases into my life.) It’s serviceable, though!

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It covered my butt, and that’s sometimes all you can ask of clothing.

Outfit Post: 5/12/15

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Dress: eBay (Maeve) — Shirt: Thrifted (no label) — Shoes: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Moss) — Necklace: Thrifted and found — Earrings: B&A Estate Jewelry — Ring: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria

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I would like twenty more silk/cotton button-front shirts like this, please. Actually, let’s go with one in every color, just to be safe.

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Alas–since the label was cut off by its previous owner, I’ll probably never find its exact like.

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It may be a wee bit loose-fitting to wear under a dress without any bunching, but it’s more comfortable by far than any of the 100% cotton button-fronts I’ve ever owned, and also ought to be light enough to wear through the summer. It might grant some wishes if I let it.

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In conclusion: SILK. Silk silk silk silk silk. Silk.

Outfit Post: 5/11/15

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Top: Thrifted (a.n.a.) — Tank top: Thrifted — Pants: Thrifted (NY&Co) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Necklace: Thrifted — Earrings: Sabo Design

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This top has gotten a bit pilled up in the time that I’ve had it, as you might expect.

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(Why do you do me like this, jersey? I care for you so much. You are so comfortable. Work with me, here.)

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I’ve retired and replaced a number of jersey garments recently and this one will probably meet the same fate pretty soon; when it goes, it can feel proud of its great final ride with my second pair of soutache earrings.

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I take it back, jersey. You do your best. I’ll pass you on to a new life as recycled carpet fibers, and I hope you enjoy yourself.