Memorial Day weekend usually marks the unofficial start of summer, and as such, is usually when I start pulling out my warm weather wardrobe. This year is a little dicey because I'm so busy doing other stuff--working on the 2nd issue of Style Sample Magazine, preparing for a business trip, gorging myself on fried foods at Taste of Cincinnati--but I figured I'd at least take inventory of what I have.
I remember buying this top on a thrifting adventure a few years ago, but I don't remember why. Most likely, I figured I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy what was basically a tee shirt made out of gold sequins. Really, what self-respecting thrift-loving fashionista could?
Only, I haven't really worn it. A crazy halloween costume doesn't count (I was Rick James, bitch). Neither does dress up around the house, which happens just as often
I have a thing for vintage. I know I'm not alone in this. Search the blogosphere--heck, search the entire world wide web--and you're greeted by a plethora of blogs, shopping sites, articles, and message boards all dedicated to the love of vintage clothing.
Lately I've been suffering through some pretty serious withdrawal as I haven't been able to spend time browsing the cluttered aisles of my favorite thrift and vintage haunts (Goodwill, I miss you! Call
Suit and clutch, vintage; necklace, local designer Nomad; shoes, Guiseppe Zanotti
I'm back from a much-needed break, hoping you had a lovely Easter/vernal equinox/whatever you celebrated. Time with my family + marshmallow Peeps = a great time for me!
Pictured above: this year's Easter suit, which is really just a vintage suit from the 80's given to me by a former co-worker who would regale me with stories of strutting around offices (when smoking was allowed indoors!)
This jumpsuit was yet another goodie I dug out of the trunk of my car. I want to sew some sparkly Michael Jackson-inspired patches on this sucker so badly. Just call me Maverick!
Vintage jumpsuit and clutch, army surplus belt, Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Claire's earrings.
*Posts will be a little light this week since I'll be working on the magazine. Cross your fingers for me!