dressed up like a lady: October 2009

Oct 30, 2009

God, does it feel so good.

Since returning from a recent hiatus, my posting frequency took a while to fully recover, but that moment is officially over. It was hard to keep up with my blog while in the midst of moving -- with no permanent closet space. But I'm now happily settled in my new place.

Though surely, out of the 100+ other members of the fashion-blogging community listed on the right side of this page, many other hobbyists like myself have faced greater obstacles to their pastime than the mere transition to a new apartment.

Fortunately, you can just rest assured that this was the only thing hindering me from having my own creative fun with the internet. I'm happy to be back to putting my style ideas out there, and doing exactly what I want -- and I'm all the more grateful for the awesome, stylish folks who participate in this weird little enclave. Here's to all you kickass chicks, with the guts and energy to keep this crazy place interesting.

Military Band Jacket: Ralph Lauren
Jeans: Calvin Klein, from the depths of my closet
Ruffly Blouse: JCrew, also ancient
Oversize-Grommet Lace-Up Boots: Seychelles

Oct 21, 2009

Sail away, sweet sister.

On this ridiculously warm day in late October, I eat my words about the passing of Indian Summer with much, much relish. What better a morning to pay tribute to a few stylishly iconic ladies of the past, who illuminated smoky rooms at even the darkest of hours -- and carried on the glorious tradition of blonde, short haired girls in striped, wide neck tops.
If Jean Seberg and Edie Sedgwick ever met, I'm sure they'd have been fast friends.

Bow barrette: Hairbowdepot
Shorts: Target
French stripe, boatneck top: Depths of my closet
Little, 3/4 length trench coat: Nine West (from many, many years ago)
Vented keyhole motorcycle gloves: vintage via Decades Vintage

Oct 15, 2009

The sun descending.

The summer is gone, the Indian summer is past, and it's gotten magnificently cold outside. These pictures -- taken a few weeks ago, when the midday sun still begged for bare shoulders -- now seem like artifacts of another age.

50's style halter circle-dress (in "atomic print"!): Lilli Jean
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bowler hat: Sam's
Bag: Thrifted

So here's a great big welcome to autumn. Inconvenient and sometimes uncomfortable, I still love you, my dear. I greet your penetrating mix of chilling moisture and fierce winds with open arms. And a big-ass army surplus coat.

 Unabashedly played-out wolf t-shirt: Thrifted
Blue patent heels: vintage via the Getup
Military parka: army surplus

Oct 7, 2009

Aaaaaaaaand we're back.

Summer is dying, but I'm back in blogging business -- just in time for the change of seasons. If you'll excuse me, I'll be kissing the sun a fond goodbye until spring.
Blouse and tulip skirt: UO
Leather clutch: Sydney Ann Dry Goods
Shoes: Seychelles
Oversized sunglasses: vintage via the Getup