… If by “in town” you mean “on my body.”
I got this denim peasant-y lace up corset almost a year ago, and have been tiptoeing around wearing it ever since. It’s kind of a difficult piece to style. But lately I’ve been layering my skirts more, and I think that works really well with the vest. The layering reminds me of the petticoats, bustles and bunching of typical peasantry dresses. And I’m excited about it! And I’ve informed my friends they’re not allowed to tease me for thinking Renaissance garb is awesome.
Vest; thrifted and brandless; floral dress: thrifted handmade children’s dress; skirt: thrifted AE; Shoes: won from a giveaway on A is for Ampersand.
I’ve been trying to get over my too-poor-to-feel-pretty rut, and outfits like this help. I’m remembering that wearing quirky vintage helps me feel fun and interesting; though it is probably shallow that feeling can make my entire day.
And while I’m talking at you, you should check out this awesome giveaway from Kate’s Irrelevant! You could win a custom hobby print.
This post is more for myself than for you. I’m getting antsy about forgetting – particularly about forgetting what Grady and I looked like in January of 2011. So anyway, I’m considering doing plain old outfit posts for us both this week – as a backup memory and as a reason to get dressed for the day. Now that I’m not working the days tend to get mind-numbingly boring, which makes me cranky.
On me: thrifted vintage Petit Sophisticate cardigan, thrifted Old Navy silk tank, thrifted and remixed vintage wool skirt, thrifted GAP leather belt. (Unseen: vintage brown flats.)
On Grady: thrifted vintage Japanese silk dress, thrifted Old Navy hot pink tank, Esprit tights from Tuesday Morning, Faded Glory flats
Sweater: thrifted; Dress: vintage; Tights: Tuesday Morning.
She’ll give her creepy little babydoll kisses, but will never ever ever kiss me. I’m so jealous of that stupid doll.
Yes. These tights have faux bois hot pink cowboy boots. They also have faux bois jean pockets and a zipper, complete with a fake bandana hanging out of the fake pockets. LOVE.
My dad is probably Grady’s favorite person in the world. No matter what is going on or how distracted she is, if grandpa walks in the room she needs him to pick her up. It is adorable.
Everything is thrifted.
This was worn to lunch and conspiring with a friend, a barbecue at what might be the coolest/creepiest home in Provo, and an outdoor movie night in violent wind.
I bought this dress over a year ago at some local thrift place. I wore it once (for a blind date in October), and then realized that it was in such bad shape that I would have to take it apart and re-do pretty much every seam. So that is what I did. And it was well worth it, I think. It’s still ridiculously hard to get on and off and there is still too much weight hanging from those poor buttons on the straps, but I love it.
And now for the announcement: My friend Janeal and I will be collaborating/competing on a new blog! Friends, meet razz vs. wiretap. We will be competing in several different categories. The first battle will be Wardrobe Warfare. We’re each going to go as long as we can without repeating an outfit. And I am going to win. In the future, we’ll probably try to get all of you more involved, with polls and … other clever things. The contest begins on Monday (which is tomorrow … eep), and it also means that I’ll have to take an outfit picture every single day, which is kind of intimidating. Especially compared to the incredibly-photogenic Janeal (aka wiretap). So you’ll probably start seeing more outfit posts around here, too.
Because really, what the internet needs is more pictures of me.
My belt wasn’t skeewompus all day. But this outfit got me two proposals of marriage, so I guess it wasn’t all that bad.
Straw Fedora: Thrifted at Ye Olde Catholic Thrift Shoppe in Cedar City Utah for $1.50 (yes, my aim is to make you jealous)
Dress/skirt: Thrifted at Provo’s Deseret Industries
Belt: Thrifted a long long time ago
I should also mention the bra that held this all together – a wonderful thrifted strapless from Japan, complete with lace, flowers, and a bow. Truly a wonderful undergarment.