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Sherlock and the Revolution

Something about this overcoat (as it is a proper overcoat) makes me feel like a cross between Purple Rain-era Prince and Sherlock Holmes. Which is to say it makes me feel EXTRASUPERDOPE."Tell Wendy and Lisa to find Dr. Watson, stat!"Gap jeans, NY & Co shirt, overcoat from an old costume, vintage clutch and shoes, Urban Outfitters scarfDo you ever wear clothes that make you feel like a character (in a good way)?

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Yes, marm

I can't pinpoint the EXACT moment I decided I wanted to dress like a mid-century schoolmarm, but, well, here we are. This skirt caught my eye specifically because of its Little House-meets-June Cleaver vibe. I love the ribbon and button detailing on the waist! And it TWIRLS! Who doesn't like twirling, I ask you? WHO(m)?!? I was having so much fun, I (foolishly) asked Friendboy what he thought: "You look

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Leftover sequins

I know all the razzle-dazzle of the holiday season is over, but the gold sequins were calling me! Who am I to say no?Vintage vest, top, and shoes; thrifted pants and shirt, Marc Jacobs bagI think the secret to dressing down the over-the-top-ness of sequins and fur is to pair them with extremely casual workwear like olive khakis and an old military shirt. Otherwise, you run the risk of looking like you were attacked by

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‘Cause I’m a lay-dy

Every now and then, I feel like a proper lady--you know, the type of woman for whom vacuuming while wearing heels and a pointy bra is an everyday occurrence.I don't have a bullet bra (gotta work on that), but I felt like a tight sweater and full skirt worn with pointy heels would be adequate, especially when paired with a headscarf and pompadour-ian Janelle Monae/Shingai Shoniwa-inspired updo.Note that the sweater is cropped. I bought it

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Into the sunlight

This time of year, between, say 8:10 and 8:35-ish in the evening on a clear day, the sun turns everything a very lovely soft golden color--so I cajoled FriendBoy into taking some pictures.Forever21 tank, vintage skirt and belt, Ash shoes, bracelets from street vendorNote the skirt from the flowered Madea-wannabe set I picked up at the theater warehouse sale. I thought about shortening it, but I'm really enjoying it as a long skirt.

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