Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Seemingly Serendipitous Style

Earrings by Dottir

The scarf in my hair perfectly captures all of the colors in my outfit in a fun paint splatter design. 
I did not buy the scarf with this outfit in mind, but when I got dressed and started looking for a scarf to put in my hair, it seemed as though it was always meant to be.
People often ask me if I bought certain perfectly matching items together and let me tell you, that is never the case. I hardly ever shop for full outfits. Instead, I pick out individual pieces that I know will fit in with the rest of my wardrobe. It makes shopping and dressing a lot easier when you have taken the time to define your personal style. For me that means identifying my preferred silhouettes, color palette and fabrics and only incorporating items that fit within those guidelines.

I have found Anuschka Rees' blog to be a great resource in how to define my personal style.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Just Add a Beret

Ooh la la, of course I wore a beret with this outfit. How could I not?
However, I did not draw on a little mustache even though I should have.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Free Garage Sale

A couple of years ago, I came across a garage sale where everything was free. The woman hosting the sale was a local performer who was just trying to clear out the clutter and oh my god, was her clutter fabulous! A huge chunk of the sale consisted of clothes and jewelry. Racks upon racks of dresses, coats, hats, wigs, costume jewelry, shoes, you name it. It was heaven and boy did I go home with a haul.
I've since considered doing the same type of thing. Just bring all of my clutter out to the curb for a weekend and host a free for all. It would definitely take a massive weight off of my shoulders, but at the same time I know I could make good money selling all of the vintage clothes that comprise a lot of my "clutter". 
That being said, I'm in the baby stages of planning a vintage sale. Stay tuned for more info.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Drop Waist Dress

I say that I never wear drop waist dresses, but here I am sporting one and loving it. 
Drop waist dresses draw a line across the widest part of my body, making me appear larger than I am. I think this dress works because it's flowy all over like a tunic, rather than a dress. It's also short enough to show a lot of leg and my legs are, in my opinion, my best feature.

On another note, aren't these shoes divine? They belonged to a friend of mine who wore them at her wedding and decided that she would probably never wear them again. We wear the same size and have similar taste, so she knew where they would get some more love. And they have. I love them.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Wine Red Is My Jam

I may have unconsciously made this wine red color the base of my spring palette. Here are some recent examples.

Dottir - Earrings
Lalunette - Necklace

I bought this embroidered, velvet skirt this winter at Bibelot's retirement sale for a very fair price and the vest was purchased recently at my new favorite consignment store, Encore. The vest is part of a set and came with a matching full midi skirt. They are silk and in pristine condition. I couldn't pass them up and I've worn both pieces quite a lot, though I'll probably never wear them together because it's too much fun to mix and match.

I wore this outfit all day and when I went out that night, I changed the pants out for a midi-length pencil skirt in (you guessed it) the same color. The skirt offered a little more warmth on a night when I knew I'd be chillin' outside and the sleek skirt elevated the look from day to night.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Zebra Cape for the Win

I bought this cape at an estate sale that I went to in early March. It is hand made and utterly fabulous. 
That same night, I had plans to go to a 90s themed party sponsored by zubaz and I decided that there was no better time than the present to wear this zebra cape.
It was a perfect topper for the 90s outfit I already had picked out and it made me feel like a Spice Girl. The party invitation claimed that there was going to be a costume contest, but nobody handed me a trophy, plaque or roses, so they must have canceled that part of the evening

Friday, April 5, 2019

Irish You Were Here

Kelly green is my color and I love going all out for St Patrick's Day. This year, I paired this new to me sporty vintage t-shirt with my mother in-law's vintage Verndale letter jacket because of course they are the exact same color. The outfit wouldn't be complete without pants, so I wore some and they're orange. You might be familiar with these pants if you've been following my blog since the beginning. Today, they finally gave up the ghost. Let's have a moment of silence for my favorite cords. 
Maybe I can patch them?