Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The last of the golden sun.
Well, winter is starting to settle in here in Buffalo. It's time to grit our teeth and brace ourselves for biting winds, dark skies and endless snow. It's not all bad, though - there are also cheerful holiday parties, myriad reasons to dress up, and lots of excuses to stay in and play video games with my husband (my favorite!). These photos were taken two weeks ago on one of the last nice, sunny fall days. It seems like fall only just got here; I'll miss it! Here's to looking on the sunny side.
70s sweater: wildfellhallvintage on etsy
Trouser jeans: Habitual via Gilt
80s quilted chain strap bag: wildfellhallvintage on etsy
Vintage Ferragamos: Estate sale
Photos by Dave
Man, do I have a few goodies to show off in this post. First off, a few months ago I won a gift card to the sweet Wildfell Hall's etsy vintage shop via a giveaway on Huzzah! Vintage's blog. There were so many lovely goods to choose from that it took me a few days to make up my mind, but I finally settled on this lovely sweater (the labels says it's by "Cuddle Knits"! How could I resist?) and classic bag. I have very few items in my closet in either beige or navy - key neutrals! - so a wardrobe gap was handily filled. I've actually worn this exact outfit quite a few times this month, and I've been wearing the purse almost every day since I got it. Thanks so much, Amy!
Also, I'm always on the hunt for Ferragamos in my size, especially their bow flats, but it always seems like everything on ebay or etsy is really narrow. Well, the morning these photos were taken, we went to an estate sale, and the lady had a WHOLE ROOM full of Ferragamos that fit me like a dream! The sale was jackpot central in other areas, and Dave and I walked from our apartment and could only take what we could carry, so I selected a few favorites and wore the best pair posthaste:
I also got a 20s lace dress, mesh beaded 50s cardigan, Peal & Co. oxfords (STUNNING OMG), a fur capelet, a 60s wool junior dress... I can't wait to share it all with you! Most of it's going into the store at some point, hopefully.
After the estate sale, we went home to store my goodies, I put on my new old shoes, and we headed out to lunch at our favorite place. Oh, it was a perfect day! Don't stay away too long this year, Mr. Sun!