If you're looking for a mask, great tee shirts, or the like, the people at Shifty Thrifting have a teespring shop HERE. You can help support some great people by buying cool stuff. Anyway, I'm in love with my new mask, and anyone that knows me understands just how(fucking) accurate this is!
Summer continues to trudge along with the heat and humidity showing no signs of easing. Much as I'd like to start wearing some autumn fashion, I know that it will stay warm in Nebraska well into October. We're presently in a heat wave with temperatures in the high 90s for at least the next week.The overnights are staying in the 70s.
Fragrance-YSL Paris (I have a giant bottle and am still indifferent to it. My general reaction is, "It smells nice.").
This dress gets worn regularly every summer but it seems I rarely get good photos of it. This year I made an effort as it is just too good of a print. I've been lucky enough to thrift several pieces of Boden over the years, and they're just such nice clothes. This dress is fully lined in a thin muslin material that keeps it from clinging without making it too warm on a humid day.
Earrings-Hey Viv Retro (Viv is a small businessperson at the finest).
Shoes-K Mart, years ago
Fragrance-Liz Claiborne in the big triangle bottle. Nice on a hot day, but I rarely think to wear it.
Cardigan-Marshall Fields, retail, 80s
Clarks shoes-Thrift World
Fragrance-Cabotine de Gres (Fresh! Also nice on a hot day)
Silk is always a good choice in summer, particularly a lightweight skirt like this one.
Belt-Hand Me Ups
Fragrance-Amouage Bracken Woman (this perfume owns my soul, and pocketbook but I don't care. It is equal parts wonderful and strange and I hope they never discontinue it).
Look closely and you can see Ludwig peering out the window. Not really. Made you look though, didn't I?
I'm still mad about how cheaply made the skirt was (I bought it from an online retailer) but I've found a way to make it sort-of work.
Outfit Particulars-Skirt (crappy company selling online)
Belt-came with a dress
Fragrance-Maurer and Wirtz Original Tabac (I HAD to! I did think about 4711, but it was more of a Tabac mood that day😆.
I'm unsure how to describe this piece. It isn't a dress as the bottom is open and it is sleeveless and buttons at the top. The high/low hem is something I'd ordinarily hate, but this one is so well done, I can forgive the strangeness of it. I'm wearing leggings that have metal studs for design, and a twenty year old nylon tunic beneath. I was trying to style it like those cutaway dresses of the 50s worn over cigarette trousers. There's no label in the piece, so I have no idea if it is new or old. It is a silky material, most likely synthetic.
It would be a great outfit if I actually had anywhere to wear it, but damn, I looked good taking out the trash.
Matching bracelets-Claire's, years ago
Vintage necklace-Can't remember
Earrings-K Mart(I think?)
Vintage Candies shoes-Goodwill (I think)
Rings-all over. The faux cinnabar is a Sara Coventry
Fragrance-Jean Patou 1000 (This is another one that I've had sitting around for years but forget to wear. It would probably be a bit much in the heat but indoors with air conditioning it was fine).
Another Shifty Thrifting creation! I wore the shirt to the pharmacy where it provided some welcome laughs. The skirt is a nice, heavy, Indian cotton that ties with a drawstring. I made the earrings because...well why not?
Fragrance-I would have worn Alien if I owned it, but since it is a jasmine bomb, I can't smell it! So I wore Paco Rabanne Metal which doesn't so much evoke a flying saucer as it does antiseptic skin toner from the 70s but eh, it works. Alien Autopsy Table, perhaps?
This printed linen skirt has never fit me properly, but the tulips are so good, I don't care. It does work better with a jacket. The bag was the last thing I bought before lockdown way back in late February at an antique mall. I believe the hand-painted wooden plaque was added later as it mentions the local golf club. I'd like to think some fun woman was toting cocktails in it to the country club.