Coming to you live in a special dispatch from Paperwork Mountain! May I just say that - despite needing my trapper hat, wool cape, and Sorels at the office today due to weekend energy conservation - to work for hours in uninterrupted silence was glorious? Though perhaps that is the altitude sickness further affecting my introvert brain.
|turquoise rose-motif scarf: Gabii (Texas), last worn here|
vintage floral dress: A DressTown Original (style 3545), Netty Vintage
twist-front pullover sweater: European Culture Knitwear, Yoox
suede cowboy boots: BCBGeneration, Dillard's (75% off sale, a.k.a. Shoepocalypse), worn here (there too is a better detail photo and info on these-here wrist doo-dads)
In way more exciting news, my pics were included over at one of the best Tumblrs ever, Giant Pants of the '30s - thanks!!! Y'all know how much I love giant pants!
I'm so happy with this union-made-in-Canada dress, which passed the "Can I wear it to work?" test question with flying florals, plus it's the comfortable silky-and-cool kind of polyester - as opposed to the suffocating-plastic-jogging-suit-plus-vintage-funk-you-know-the-stuff - which you sometimes can't tell until you wear a garment for a day. It was a special dress to at least one other someone before it was mine, and I love it too - I already have two more outfit ideas, and hopefully next time I'll grab a photo of its very dear labels.
Under my last post, the brilliant Curtise of The Secondhand Years (currently kicking her own Alterations Alps's behind, well done!) asked why my hematite necklace from the mid-'90s is called a "mermaid necklace." It was so-christened by a classmate related to its effect together with my waist-length hair of the time, and this became its name to me, an internal reference I missed clarifying. It's been a while since my last historical outfit photo, so I've stuck another (with the mermaid hair) below the jump here.
What's your favourite personal name for a garment, pair of footwear, or piece of jewelry you own or have owned?
I'm continuing this head-start on my week by joining up with Visible Monday over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Wishing everyone massive productivity in the coming days!
|summer 1996 (Cambridge, Massachusetts)|
rose(!) batik dress: Alchemy or similar shop (the sole pink or pink-ish garment in my entire wardrobe between the pink sweater I had in 7th grade and the double-travel-emergency pink sweater my mom passed along to me two years ago)
green breakfast pear: grocery store on way to school
large black messenger bag of the kind I still carry
cropped black leggings
boots: Fluevog Angel Derby Swirl
seated on men's suit jacket: thrifted