Wardrobe Wishlist

August 23, 2013

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Daydreaming of autumn and wishing I was wearing this lovely outfit today.

1. Devil/Cat/Bat Hat • 2. Retro Dr. Bag
3. Striped Chiffon Dress • 4. Awesome Boots

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More Jazz Age Swimwear

August 21, 2013

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Advertising cutout of Jantzen Knitting Mills' Red Diving Girl.

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Summer is beginning to wind down, so I want to post these last little pieces of eye candy before the weather slips into being cool and crisp, and we’re all wrapped up in wool.

These two suits and the water shoes* are so incredible, and I would love to have something similar to wear to the beach.

I also included the Jantzen logo from the 1920s, because it’s pretty fantastic as well. I live right by all the old Jantzen buildings, and one of them even has ornamental friezes of their iconic lady swimmers.

Jantzen will always have a special place in my heart for making the only swimsuit I’ve owned as an adult—a full-coverage jet black suit I lovingly refer to as my Wednesday Addams swimsuit.

* Oh, how I wish I could have gone to this show at the Bata Shoe Museum!

Badass Vintage Style: 1940s Rodeo Gal

August 20, 2013
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I love this sassy lady’s cowgirl style—especially that adorably kick-ass neckerchief!


Lovely Miscellany

August 19, 2013

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It’s Monday. Let’s rock this shit.


Hey Shorty

August 16, 2013

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I’m a skirt and dress kind of gal. Overall, this is true, but it is especially so during the warmer months. I’m not sure what happened this year, but I’ve been really digging cute shorts paired with lace tights. I’m also really loving rompers for the first time ever, too. I never thought I would feel sexy or badass in shorts*, but I’m glad to be proven wrong.

Have you had any fun fashion discoveries lately?

* I grew up during a time where I witnessed and possibly participated** in a ton of really hideous jean shorts action.
** This participation may have scarred my ego.

Badass Vintage Street Style: Summer Roadtrip

August 14, 2013
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Today I’m feeling inspired by these badass ladies in their road trip gear. The sunglasses and jumpsuits are especially lovely. I wonder where they were headed?

*I can’t find the original photo source for this! If this image happens to belong to you, and you would like to receive credit, or have this image removed, please contact me and I will do so. Thanks!

Style Crush: 1920s Halloween Dress

August 12, 2013

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This vintage 1920s Halloween dress makes my head spin with delight. The shape, the colors, the design, the owls. It’s all very dreamy and incredible. It’s making my head swirl with images of vintage-inspired Halloween wear that will hopefully come to fruition this fall.

These photos are of the gorgeous Rhiannon Macbeth of Garb-Oh Vintage, who also happens to be a fellow Portlander. They are part of her Vintage Self set on Flickr, which showcases her amazing vintage style. Also, her vintage Etsy shop is dreamy, so be sure to check it out.