Outfit Post: 8/11/15


Shirt: Target — Skirt: Wild Life Reserve — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Solano Stroll — Ring: Nervous System


Another new thing: this skirt I got in New Orleans. It was a complete impulse-buy; Mike and I were walking around the city when we passed the Wild Life Reserve on St. Charles Avenue, and a peek of wax prints through the window was all I needed to go inside.


They had some really gorgeous clothing and this skirt particularly captured my heart, but we weren’t planning on going back to the hotel right away, so I paid and arranged things with the (awesomely accommodating) shopkeeper that I’d pick it up the next day.


And so I did (after falling down the hotel stairs, but that’s a story for another time). And here we are!


I do wish the fabric were matched up a little better at the seam on the side–you can see in the side-view photo up above that the print kind of skips there, like a scratched CD. If I still had my sewing machine, I might take it in on that side just enough to match things up.


Then again, I might not.

This Just In: Mia Doesn’t Have A Post For Today So Instead Here Are Some Photos Of Her Looking Angry At The Camera When It Wouldn’t Focus Where She Wanted It To


It does what it says on the tin, basically. Outtakes that probably say more about me than all my other outfit photos combined.


Also, I apparently have a go-to grumpy face when I can’t get a good shot of my earrings. Those pursed lips and that disapproving glare.


I wouldn’t want to be on the other end of an expression like that, believe you me.

This Just In: Vintage Fashion Razzes My Berries


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


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.


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


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):



Gorgeous fancy dresses from the era of taffeta and lace:



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



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


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: 2/26/15


I have this single solitary picture to show for yesterday’s outfit, so to make it up to you guys, let’s peek into some slices of my life!


First: Dr. Angela Davis giving an incredible talk that I was very lucky to attend.


Second: a single piece of the wonderful packet of mail that Rebekah sent me. I put Nessie right by my monitor at work, obviously.


Third: Flat Tire napping HARD into that blanket, flanked by my leg and some folded laundry. Good night, folks, and godspeed.

Outfit Post: 1/28/15


Shirt: Target — Skirt: Leah’s free pile (no label) — Cardigan: Thrifted (no label) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Heather Over the Knee Stockings in Olive) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Belt: Thrifted — Earrings: Lia Sophia


When this skirt poofs out in a certain way, it really looks like a pair of pantaloons, doesn’t it? Maybe harem pantaloons, if that’s a thing.


Ooh! Harem pantaloons! Most intriguing.

This Just In: Mia Overestimates Herself Once More

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Did you know that moving is hard? Moving is hard. Even when you’re only moving a couple miles. I am currently low on time and energy for things beyond moving and working, so I will take another short leave of blogging until the former is sorted out and I know where the camera is again! Until then, please enjoy this picture of a cool/terrifying Coach window display at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.