Daily Outfit, September 27th, 2009

  • Brown Beret – Military Supply Store, Seattle, WA
  • Red Satin Ribbon
  • Ruby Woo Lipstick
  • Lace cuff with flower by Louise Black
  • 1940s brown dress with smiling leaf print – Buffalo Exchange, Austin
  • Vintage lace slip
  • White socks from sockdreams.com
  • Brown wedges

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When I first found this dress it was wrinkled and sad. The previous owner was not very nice to it and the inner seams were all unraveled due to being put in a washingmachine! It’s a darling dress – and so worth the tiny amount of money I paid for it. It has lovely ruffled details at the front and three panels on the front of the skirt. The print is really what made me fall in love with it – little smiling faces on the leaves and clovers!

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Daily Outfit, September 26th, 2009

  • MAC lipstick, Dubonnet
  • Gold necklace with violets – Lux Revival at Uncommon Objects, Austin, TX
  • Tattered antique dress – gift from Angeliska for my 27th birthday
  • 1940s black slip – Magpie, PDX
  • Reproduction Tstrap shoes – Target

Today is a special day because I finally have a day off of work! I have been working Saturdays for the last few years and I got today off as a fluke. Caitlin and I went for vegan breakfast at Bouldin Creek and I saw my birthday-twin, Tony and we traded tattoo stories. Today I’m going to work a lot on school work and maybe do some mending on a 1930s velvet dress I rescued last weekend.


Today’s fashion inspiration is taken completely from Boudoir Dolls! I don’t own any boudoir dolls yet, but I love the images of flappers in their boudoirs cuddling their little dollies. Here is a doll that is up on ebay right now: kiss curls, cupid’s bow, and falling apart dress? Check!
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Daily Outfit, September 25th, 2009

  • Green vintage dress with Pennsylvania Dutch-ish pattern – $7 at Nobody’s Baby, Eugene, OR
  • Yellow poppy pinned in hair – from a craft store
  • Yellow and white gingham bows made into earrings – did that meself!
  • Black knit socks
  • Yellow shoes – Buffalo Exchange

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Today is my third day of using Jojoba Oil on my hair and face and I’m really liking the results! I mix a few drops in with my moisturizer at night and my skin looks lovely in the morning. I’ve also been eating one coconut for breakfast in a smoothie, and I’m sure that has something to do with it as well!
This is a dress that has stuck with me for many years (and many mendings). When I first bought it, I had nearly no green items in my collection and I was really excited because I was mostly wearing a lot of black! Here is a photo of me in 2006 shortly after I’d gotten the dress:


When I first began documenting my daily outfit posts, I would do the “detatched sideways glance” in nearly every photo. I’ve tried to shift myself off of it, because it looks quite silly, doesn’t it?

Daily Outfit, September 18th, 2009

  • Gold bow in hair
  • Little decorative black and white polka dot bows sewed it onto earrings
  • Gold necklace with violets – Lux Revival at Uncommon Objects, Austin, TX
  • 1950s dress and bolero with butterflies – bought when I was in the 7th grade
  • Black shoes
  • Lace garter with antique flowers and lace, traded with Norma Valentine for one of my embroideries

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Today was a lovely day and I wore one of my favorite dresses to work. I was feeling a little like Betty Boop so I added a little lace garter just as decoration as an afterthought.

Daily Outfit, September 13th, 2009

  • Kitty Cat headband – borrowed from my Blythe Doll, Can Can Cat
  • Creme lace shirt – free box at my house
  • Black stretchy belt – Buffalo Exchange
  • 1950s floral print skirt – Nobody’s Baby, Eugene, OR
  • Black knee socks – Target
  • Brown wedge mary janes – Buffalo Exchange

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I have one of the most fun jobs on the planet – I work at a toy store! I often wear my cute little ensembles to work topped off with a pair of kitty ears. I borrowed these from my blue haired Blythe doll who is meant to be a kitty can-can dancer, but I think they are too big for her head. On me, however, I think these ears in particular are understated and sweet and not too costume-y. I have, on several occasions, walked into my grocery store and wondered why all of the old ladies in the vegetable aisle were stopping to look and smile at me. When I get to the check out, the cashier is usually kind enough to tell me that he likes my ears. I hadn’t even known I was still wearing them! This has happened more than once!

Now that it’s getting cooler in Texas, I can start wearing my fall wardrobe! Secret fashion faux pas: I like to wear creme/brown/black all mixed together. Sometimes it makes for a successful outfit. I liked all of the light tones blended together in this mix. If I could change one thing, it would be the black lace accents on the shirt.

Daily Outfit, September 6th, 2009

  • Headband by Louise Black (the one from Project Runway!) – find at louiseblack.etsy.com
  • Floral/Animal print – Guilherme’s mom gave it to me in Brazil
  • Black beaded necklace
  • To the One I Love giant gold ring – Betsy Johnson Boutique in Seattle, WA
  • Black stretchy belt
  • Black fishnets
  • Gold buckle flats – Vivian Westwood for Melissa, purchased in Brazil

When I was in Brazil, Guilherme’s mom gave me a few dresses. I liked them but they aren’t usually my style: cotton, big prints with elastic waistband. However, this is an example of a very atypical dress and accessories that I pulled together into a rather satisfactory outfit! I have never been one for animal print nor for gold accessories, but I think they can mix in a chic way.