- 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
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?
- 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
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.