Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! Brought to you by Udo Kier (NSFW)

I love Udo Kier. He is my Halloween crush forever! Please enjoy this small, but cherry-picked assortment of clips which illustrate his greatness.

One of my favorite movie quotes! From Flesh for Frankenstein.

From Blood for Dracula.

This is... so brilliant.

This guy is extremely prolific, but I highly recommend him in Flesh for Frankenstein, Blood for Dracula, Suspiria (he has a minor role in this, but it's one of my very favorite movies so I'm recommending it anyway), and Lars von Trier's Riget (The Kingdom) original tv series.

Happy Halloween everyone! And remember: Udo Kier is watching you, so you'd better be good!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

How Bardot Can You Go?

Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz!

Cotton moto jacket: Anna Grace, a local boutique
Striped shirt: Anna Grace
Skirt: Jack by BB Dakota, via Modcloth
Tights: a mystery
Heeled oxfords: Born
Silver bow headband: mylavaliere

Photos by Dave

You may not be able to tell, since I’m a flat-chested brunette with a short haircut, but this outfit was inspired by Brigitte Bardot, using a mishmash of different styles she was famous for: the classic, French, boat-neck striped shirt; a tough, sexy motorcycle jacket; and a poufy, feminine skirt and bow headband, which are in tune with the more innocent, girlish styles she sometimes wore.

The cotton motorcyle jacket is new, and a pretty major departure from my normal style, but I’ve wanted to try one for a long time, as I love the way it offsets feminine pieces. I love it; it’s sooooo comfortable that it feels like I've had it forever. It’s my new weekend staple.

la di da

frightening headshot.  be scared!

The striped boatneck shirt is another classic staple I've been searching for, for quite awhile!

Dave told me to "look tough" here.

Dave told me to look tough here. Are you buying it?

Anyway, I promise that soon this blog will hopefully feature more than silly, vain outfit shots (though I kinda love doing those). The vintage gods were very kind to me this year, and I hope to share some of the amazing home decor pieces I found!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My favorite fall outfit!

2 Totally Tuff

Hand-me-down cardigan
Modcloth dress
Industry boots, via Modcloth
Black socks
Vintage gloves (my grandmother's)
Vintage purse (50s)

Photos by Dave.

Okay, so I actually wore this outfit in September before the wedding, but I loved it so much that I couldn't let it fall by the wayside. It was unseasonably warm that day; I had gotten all bundled up with tights and a sweater and had to remove both! So I tried the socks with boots thing. I'm not sure if I'd do it again, but I think it's acceptable. I have, erm, rather thick ankles and can't always rock the cute socks looks that other girls can. So jealous!

Do you like the scabs on my lower right leg?

Baby's first wedges.

These boots were on super-sale at Modcloth last month, so I grabbed 'em! They're really difficult to get on, so I don't wear them a lot, but I think they look pretty bad-ass and are fun to stomp around in.

Me 'n my darlin'!

Salute and cheers, my good mate!

Thanks for reading! Cheers!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tailored and slouchy.

Perfect fall day.

Trench coat: Priorities
Trouser jeans: Habitual "Rakish"
Blouse: deargolden on etsy, 50s
Purse: vintage shop, 50s
vintage necklace: gift from sister-in-law
Deer pin: decoylab on etsy
Shoes: may or may not be my beat-up old Sketchers :P

I have a new jeans crush. I bought these from Gilt nearly two years ago, but they desperately needed to be hemmed, and I kept putting off going to the tailor until just last week. They were ready to be picked up over the weekend, and oh, they are PERFECT! I love my skinnies, but they're not super-comfy. Conversely, my super-comfy old jeans aren't super-stylish. I think these trouser jeans from Habitual combine the best of both worlds: they've got a tailored/slouchy Katherine Hepburn, Annie Hall, menswear vibe to them and they are so, sooooooo ridiculously comfortable. I want to live in them. Why didn't I get them hemmed sooner?!

By the way, the bag I'm carrying was my first-ever vintage find (about 10 years ago, now)! I've been taking it everywhere lately; it's one of those pieces that seems to accent just about every outfit, and can be dressed up or down. I think it deserves its own special post.

I wore this to a casual brunch with Dave and his parents. It was a perfect, lazy, sunny fall day. We went to the market, explored a bit of the Elmwood neighborhood, and then went home to relax. I think the sneakers kind of ruin the outfit, but I knew I would be doing a lot of walking that day. Next time I'll try some oxfords.



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Clyde's Rebirth giveaway!


This girl has the prettiest jewelry in her shop, and I love the way she styles her vintage. Lots of covetable brown leather bags in her lookbook! Quite the generous giveaway (and genius advertising), no? Sign me up!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


It's been quiet around here lately. I have a good excuse, though! Preparing for the wedding took up most of my time and energy, and afterwards Dave and I simply wanted to relax for awhile. We're just now starting to get back into our normal routines. The wedding was perfect and beautiful, by the way. I wore vintage, and Dave looked super handsome in his suit. I'm such a lucky girl to have such a cute new husband, who also happens to be my very bestest buddy! I can't wait to share photos!

I've also got some outfit posts on the way, along with some extra bonus tidbits. While I'm playing catch-up, please enjoy these charming 60s ditties which are making my heart happy at the moment: