The vintage hat is decorated with ribbon and pearl beads. I bought it for the Marshall Field's label in it as I was feeling nostalgic.
Velour top-90's Jordan Marsh
Vintage Marshall Field's hat-Hand-Me-Ups
Brooch-Jordan Marsh (around the same time as the top)
Someday, I will wear a cable sweater, and take five seconds getting dressed to ensure the arms aren't completely twisted around. Someday.
Or I can just throw a nice jacket over and no one will notice twisted cables.
Pendleton jacket (part of an 80's suit)-Goodwill
Copper brooch and matching earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Skirt-a vintage shop in Harvard Square, early 90's
Top-Part of a set-Goodwill
Fragrance-Modern formulation Jicky
I do however, have a velvet printed dress. I bought this one around 2000 and wore the hell out of it for a few years. I even wore this dress in the final weeks of my pregnancy as it stretched and didn't have a waistline. The sleeves are a pain in the ass and the high-low hem is annoying, but again-printed velvet= keeper.
early 2000's dress-Von Maur
Anyway, back to the clothes...
Love the tights though.
Wore one of the celluloid scotties with it. I tried wearing the pair but it was too much. I know that sounds impossible, but that happens sometimes-even to me.
Vintage Leslie Fay dress-Goodwill
Fragrance-Jardins de Bagatelle (still makes me sneeze. I keep hoping it won't but eh, whatever. Some perfumes are worth suffering for).
Dress-New Life Thrift
Vintage handbag-Thrift World
This was last weekend, snapped in front of a rarely visited thrift store. The store is a short drive from my home but I rarely go there as the neighbourhood is on the dicey side. The gas station, pawn shop, and bank on the corners seem to get robbed with frightening regularity, and the whole area gives off the feeling of post-apocalypse with people wandering around parking lots trying car handles. Skid row is one thing, that neighbourhood feels like, "Come here to get relieved of your belongings!" I know armed robbery/carjacking/muggings/random violence/driveby shootings/etc. is a regular fact of life living here, but I try to avoid the spots that are known to be troublesome. Anyway, it was a rare trip to the shop on a Saturday afternoon when I had Mr. ETB along with me. Not sure what protection he'd be if someone stuck a gun in my face, but I feel like less of a target with him there. I didn't buy much-a straw bag and a couple brooches, and if I'm honest, I was happy to get out of there. It got so bad a woman was pushed down a few weeks ago at the bus stop by some teenaged girls that didn't even have the decency to rob her-they just injured her for kicks.
I did wear my plaid shoes because...well, just because.
Skirt-Sears-about 20 years ago
Heavy Cotton cardigan-Hand-Me-Ups (that thing is a beast!)
Purse-made by me
Fragrance-Guerlain Vetiver (80's formulation)
I'll leave you with a look at some of the treasures I didn't bring home with me last weekend. It was hard to resist, but I somehow managed. There were dozens of the squirrels-all identical which I'm sure has a great story I will sadly never know.
We have bad weather on the way, so I'm off to make a steamed brown bread and baked beans because that's what I do when the weather turns nasty. The sun is shining at the moment, but the weather radar looks unpleasant. Hope you have fair skies wherever you are.