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.
I found this dress at a random thrift store last year, but put off wearing it "until I get it altered." Yeah, right. Like that was gonna happen. Though I decided to forgo alterations, there are a few snags/holes in the crocheted bodice. Despite my amazing DIY skills, I have no experience with needlework, so I did the next best thing: I covered the largest hole with a floral pin left over from my
Last weekend, I hit the warehouse sale put on by The Drama Workshop (thanks to Kasmira for the heads up!) and managed to snag a few pieces, my favorite being the long tweed duster and matching trousers that make me feel like a cross between Sherlock Holmes and an Yves St. Laurent devotee circa 1987. I seriously cannot wait to rock this look when the weather cools off! I picked up another set, too:
Watching Casablanca last weekend put me in the mood for a little suit action--but with a feminine touch.
The lacy blouse is was a Gunne Sax-ish Little House on the Prairie dress I picked up at a thrift store a while ago, which wound up hanging out in my trunk (aka "storage") for the better part of a year. I finally dug it out and attacked the dress with a pair of scissors in a half-hearted
Based on this post about changing style direction from leather and studs to softer and more feminine, I decided to pull a few items from the back of the closet to see if I could reappropriate all the gray and black into something a bit more douce.
Dress, Victoria's Secret; sweater, H&M; tights, Forever21; socks, American Apparel; belt, vintage; earrings, The Little Mahatma
I see lots of grays and taupes in my future