So, the Best Holiday Ever is coming this weekend, and I still have no idea what or who I want to be. I swear I had plenty of ideas back in June--what happened to them?For inspiration, I looked at some of my costumes from years past:I MIGHT take this whole costume thing too seriously sometimes
AG shirt; vintage shorts and belt, Daniblack shoes I picked up these shorts for 99 cents at the St. Vincent de Paul on Este Avenue (which is now clearly my new favorite store) and took them up a few inches during a DIY sewing kick. I'm not usually into dressing matchy-matchy, but I couldn't resist wearing my striped espadrilles with a striped top--you know, as a nod to the whole holiday thing.
A few of my favorite patriotic picks from indie crafters and designers 'round the world: 1. Vintage anchors sailor dress, $36 | 2. Striped messenger bag, $50 | 3. Patriotic friendship bracelet, $6 | 4. Vintage sweater, $56 | 5. Meli Melo Bon Bon bag, approx. $402 | 6. Low cut sweater dress, $83 | 7. Steampunk medal, $18 | 8. Jennifer Merchant ring, $76 | 9. Crochet chunky chain necklace,$18 | 10. Jena.Theo waistcoat,
Even though red is officially my Second Favorite Color, I don't own much in the way of red clothing. Weird. So when Susi at the 4th Street Boutique (we're working on a special project I'll post about later!) pointed out this bright orangey-red skirt, I tried it on and immediately fell in love. It's long! It's made of cozy felted wool! It has pockets!*I don't really do all-out holiday theme