Flowers and Peace Signs

How ironic: I go to my grandmother’s to help her clean out her closet only to bring a third of it to my home. Why? Because she REALLY wants me to have it. OK, and yes, it is true I have an affinity for old clothing. At this rate, I’ll become her public storage unit by the end of the month. NOT GOOD!

This old sweater is one of her gifts to me. I’m not a rose print (or whatever flower it is) kind of girl but my grandmother put some kind of spell on me that made me WEAR this thing. With peace signs in hand I enjoyed every minute of it.

I may need an intervention. Soon. Not just yet. I’ll let you know.

Thank you Erica for the lovely shots. You are one of a kind.

I’m wearing:
Sweater: An old Suzy Phillips
Jeans : JCrew
Pouch: Vintage
Earrings: I made them. They are not in my shop yet, but stay tuned.


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Pinch Me

I like indie designers, food trucks, smile booths, Old School DJ’s, vintage dresses, handmade culture, leather and lace…
I LOVE my family and friends who came out to support me at Rock & Shop Market. Kisses to all of you!

Vintage will never go out of style. Case in point, I  purchased this LBD: little brown dress some years ago in high school I believe. I have gone through stages with it, but with time and maturity, mostly the latter, I have come to appreciate it. My mother hid it in her closet for just the right time when I’d come to my senses. Thank you Lord for my mother’s intuition.

I’m wearing:
Vintage Kay Windsor Dress: Dolly’s
Boots: Miss Sixty
Lace Earrings: I made them & SOLD OUT of them. YAY! Restocking soon >> Shop Freshly Given


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Vintage Inspiration | Sally Victor

What if we lived in a time when a lady’s hat was an everyday accessory. When going without is comparable to leaving the house without earrings. Which I must admit I do quite often.  Just yesterday my sister and I helped my grandma purge a closet in her home. Purge is an understatement mind you… (goodness gracious). Either way, after going through her old patterns, she hands me a Vintage 60′s Vogue Pattern designed by Sally Victor. Who is Sally Victor? All I knew was the turban on the front was too cool to pass up.

 

According to a 1959 Times article, Sally Victor at one point was one of the biggest fashion hatmakers, with a career spanning the 40′s to 70′s.  I found these beautiful creations by Victor at the Metropolitan Museum online archive.

Once I learn how to work with patterns (*wink) I plan to whip up a turban.

Do you have a favorite hat? At the moment I’m still loving my DIY Wool Fedora.

(images: Metropolitan Museum, Etsy)


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Like a Tree

Autumn is growing on me; it brings out the tree in me. As a kid, I always drew evergreens: brown on the bottom with a bushy green top. The trunk is this westernized wrap skirt I purchased over the summer from a thrift in Florida. I dished out no more than $10 for this vintage Escada. I love a bargain.

Enjoy my homage.

I’m wearing:
Sweater: Three Dots (Loehmann’s years ago)
Skirt: Vintage Escada (Women’s Thrift, Florida)
Boots: Miss Sixty
Ring: freshlyGiven (Find them in my Shop)


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