dressed up like a lady: Swingin' inspiration.

Oct 11, 2011

Swingin' inspiration.

Thanks so much to everybody who sent me kind messages about my bad morning yesterday! I'm pretty much over it and on to the next thing (haha), since our retro-rock band The Canastas have a show this Thursday night!

Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Nine West
Cardigan: Thrifted
Sunnies: Thrifted


There's been a confusing but nice warm spell this week, with temperatures jumping up out of sweater weather and back into sun-dress territory. So I thought I'd give this swing dress one last go before chilly fall breezes set in for good.
 

One of the reasons I dig this dress is because it feels similar to the one worn in this famous photo of singer Peggy Lee. MC and I should recreate this shot for one of our engagement photos! He even says one of his trumpets reminds him of me. Which is a slightly oblique statement, but I think I get it -- and either way, I'm tickled. When a devoted musician hears you in his instrument, that's gotta be a good sign. :) 


I collect lorgnettes, but this one is my favorite. I hunted for ages to find one with a pearl finish like this, and when I finally discovered one, the hinge for the handle was broken -- which was perfect! Because my plan was to take out the pin that held it there, replace it with a jump ring, and hang it on a string of faux pearls!


The inspiration for this came from Amber in the movie Clueless, who is seen wearing a pearlescent lorgnette on a string of pearls during one single, fleeting scene -- but it stuck with me!

Anyway, I've got a cold but I'm gonna have to sing my lungs out in two nights, so I'm going to channel my hyperactivity into healing energy. And maybe make some tea. ;)

8 comments :

  1. I definitely think you should recreate that photo! I want to see MC in a sailor uniform!

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  2. OMG! You jumped in high heels :O That's the fastest way to lose your teeth ;)
    I love your dress and this sweet cardigan <3

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  3. I just love your sense of style. You always look fantastic, fun, and feminine!

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  4. never heard "lorgnettes" before, but it seems like a pretty awesome thing to collect. cute outfit, as always.

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  5. Great to hear from you, darling!
    You are looking gorgeous as ever!
    Love that dress!

    xoxox,
    CC

    P.S. Thanks for your hysterical comment ~ I will try to incorporate "Fondouche" into my daily lexicon as well!

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  6. YOW with the jump shot! I can't figure out why Modcloth isn't already sponsoring you... you wear this silhouette as it's meant to be worn! You make it look goood. Definitely think that's a great engagement photo inspiration shot. DO IT.

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  7. YOW with the jump shot! I can't figure out why Modcloth isn't already sponsoring you... you wear this silhouette as it's meant to be worn! You make it look goood. Definitely think that's a great engagement photo inspiration shot. DO IT.

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