Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The last of the golden sun.

Enjoying the 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
Trench: Priorities
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:

Estate sale Ferragamos!

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!

It's such a perfect day.


  1. I'm excited to see your new finds. I also love this dreamy day you had. I just love fall and am sad it's slipping away.

  2. Thank you for your lovely comments on Strawberry Koi! What a lovely blog you have!


  3. So lovely - really a perfect outfit.

  4. Hi, thanks for the lovely comment on my Flickr photo! You are so chic! I really love your bag and Ferragamos. I wish i could go to that Ferrogamos room too!


  5. So many nice comments; I don't even really know what to say. Thanks, everyone. <3

  6. You are simply stunning! I was searching on Etsy tonight and you came up in the sidebar under my local results, and I loved your shop! I live in Buffalo as well, and it's wonderful to find a fellow vintage-lover!


  7. This outfit is AMAZING! And the perfect weather is like an ideal accessory don't you think. Craving the sunlight, and your pants, and well, the legs to wear them. ; )

  8. I really love the wide-legged trousers! They look great with this outfit!

  9. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I too love your style! It is so effortlessly timeless and classic.



  10. I'm in love with your overall outfit. I think your pants is so amazing! I love your bag too. By the way, your hair looks so pretty. Looking forward to reading more fashion posts from you soon. Keep up the good work!

  11. I love this outfit! I ain't bold enough for the very large pants, but you rock it! (and I love your hair too, short hait suits the delicate nexk like yours)