Friday, May 10, 2013
New favorite dress. And I'm not just saying that this time. This is like my dream dress. Anything that has crazy sleeves like this wins me over, but then it's lace.. and not just any lace, DAISY print lace. Oy. I nearly died when it came into work. The only bad thing it was in kinda sad condition, both the armpits ripping at the lace. Which I tried to fix, but as soon as the first wear they ripped open again. Whatever, I don't really mind a few holes here and there, especially if they are in the pits, thats easy enough to hide.
I'm gonna go ahead and say today is going to be the warmest day we had so far, I was sweating up on my roof taking these photos today, and it was still before 10 in the morning. Too bad I will have to be at work all day.. well not all day. I am getting out at 5 to go to my friend Tony's vintage showroom opening tonight. Super excited about this, it's something he has been working towards for quite a while, and he has an amazing eye for the real old beautiful stuff. Especially old american work wear and worn in denim.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
My new favorite thing is wearing this awesome blue liquid eyeliner from Sephora each and every day! It is so bright and vibrant and I'v been getting a million compliments on it, and it also supringly goes pretty well with most outfits. It was $12 and comes in quite a few other colors too.. I think I need to go back and maybe pick up some purple, among other colors.
Just got these two tops at work yesterday, but the pants I'v had for like 2 years now, and they don't nearly get enough wear either. I just did a bunch of spring cleaning yesterday and switched out all my winter coats for my summer clothes, so it helped me to really see what I had and rediscover a few things. Such a great feeling! Today is a bit more chilly, but yesterday was amazing, I didn't even wear a coat out! I am also getting obsessed with the extended forecast and it's getting me super pumped for 70 degree weather!!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Seriously can not wait for summer. Everything I have been trying on at work recently and adding to my bucket have been things I have to wait to buy cause they are basically my new summer wardrobe. I have all of the summer clothes I already own in storage bags under my bed. And recently I was taking a gander down at the space between the wall and my bed and got a glance at the one alllllll the way back there that has my best stuff in it. I forgot I owned some of those things! Packing away your out of season clothes is really great for two reasons-- 1. It saves you some space to put out all those fucking coats you hoard and 2. it's like rediscovering your clothes all over again and it gives you a different look at them. I find I get bored with them when I have to stare at them every time I open my closet.
Today I am wearing a dress I didn't iron, some knee highs I'll probably have to put tights on under before I leave for work because winter just WILL NOT DIE, and some kick ass 70s shoes I just got resoled by the best damn cobbler in Brooklyn, N. 11th Shoe repair. Go to there. And take care of your shoes before it's too late! Maybe it's because I own so many vintage shoes but I take measures to get them fixed up before it's too late and keep them sturdy. They are my babies after all.
Friday, March 15, 2013
So theme fridays seem to have kind of gone out the window again. We forgot to draw them for the last two weeks, and I think someone is trying to sabotage the whole thing, since I have found the top hat we keep the themes in turned over and many of them missing. Whatever man, I use every day as an excuse to dress up in some way, so suck it.
Anyhow, this outfit seems to be somewhere between the 70s and the 90s, and I dig it. I watched Taxi Driver last night, so I think I was a bit inspired by that, but mostly I was inspired by my new shoes here. Oh these things? These kick ass deadstock platform shoes?? No big. That's a lie... HUGE BIG!! And it gets even better. Yesterday I went with my friend Tony to this warehouse in LI City owned by the dude Randy who sells all the really awesome vintage shoes I own into Beacon's Closet. I had met him originally at Brimfield, and whenever he comes into my store we chat. He told me to come by the warehouse sometime to check out his stuff. And what might be this "stuff" of his you ask? Well, in 2000 he bought the stock of a shoe store that closed in the 70s, THOUSANDS of boxes of shoes ranging from the 30s to the 70s... it's quite a sight to see. Size runs in all the styles, huge shelves stacked high with old boxes.. I almost passed out.
I wanted to snap some photos, but Randy isn't too keen on it, which I totally understand. There are some amazing shoes in there and he doesn't want people knocking off the styles without paying for it first. You don't even know... the platforms I saw!!! I need to go back and get more.. but first I need to save up some money, cause they are not Beacon's prices in there. Randy is also looking to sell the whole lot of them since he has been sitting on them for 13 years.. I can't even imagine what it looked like when he first got them all, and what other kinds of styles he maybe used to have. It's things like this that make me love vintage!!!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
So my style recently seems to be wearing long dresses that make me look like I'm part of a cult, which I am totally okay with. It's funny how I will go phases of changing hem lines, sometimes I only want to wear mini dresses and short skirts and couldn't imagine wearing any of my longer ones. But right now, and maybe this is because it is winter after all, but all I want to do is wear long skirts and dresses. Some of which I have just recently acquired, like this beauty. We had this lady come in to sell who had a vintage shop of some kind and she had a pretty awesome collection of long colorful crazy printed dresses and so I just about died. I didn't scoop them all up, not all fit quite right or were totally my style, but the prints man, all so good!
Friday, March 1, 2013
It's friday once again so that means it's Theme Friday! And this weeks theme is plaid, so of course I tried to pattern mix as much as possible. I was surprised to find I no longer own like any plaid shirts, so this gingham one will have to do, thats like plaid right? I love love love this top, got it a few weeks back from work, it's really good for layering under a jumper or something. And you know me and crazy sleeves, like two peas in a pod! And with most pattern mixing I feel there has to be three different elements there to really bring it home, so my tights also have a plaid situation going on there.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
So I FINALLY got my dream denim jumpsuit at work this week! I know this is not an item of clothing that most people dream of getting, but for me, as a total 70s lover, it is a necessity. I feel my wardrobe was never going to feel complete until I had this item! I am now just hitting a year working at Beacon's Closet (whoa!) and in all of that time quite a few jumpsuits have come in, some denim, some corduroy, all amazing. But so far they have mostly been too small, especially when it comes to the length between shoulders and crotch causing much camel toe discomfort. Either that of the fit was just way off and wonky.. I have been waiting patiently, and like with most things, when I do this the universe brings back to me the positive vibes I put out. I can now sleep sound at night knowing this hot thing is hanging in my closet keeping watch over the rest of my clothes. And get a load of that tag, can you ask for anything better!?! I THINK NOT!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here are some more photos by Kimi Selfridge from our last shoot. You can really see the wind picking up in these photos. I got this dress when I was in Austin and it is one of my favorites. The pattern and colors are so vibrant and the skirt is really full and fun to throw around. A perfect choice for such a windy day. There are still more to share so be sure to keep checkin' back for more!