|A postcard I picked up at the antique market today. I'll always have a soft spot for anything pertaining to Ancient Rome and Greece (history nerd).|
Before I bother doing an update on Christmas and all the wonderful goods I received, or even a little update about my most recent trip to New York City (and all the incredible food I ate), I thought I'd do a little post on the vintage shopping I did with my friend Anne today.
We started off the day with a trip to Red Lobster because -- duh -- we're fabulous ladies who lunch, and that was the right thing to do. Clearly I was very excited about the biscuits.
After that we headed out on a thrifting adventure. First we stopped at Value Village where Anne bought a chocolate brown fur coat and I decided to save my money because I had a feeling I'd find something else at our next stop and I was totally right.
First, Anne and I both found fantastic vintage hats for ourselves.
|Don't we look happy?|
|You can wear white after labour day, guys!|
And just before leaving, I found the best find of all, an early 1930's dress for such a steal. I've been so obsessed with the 20s and 30s lately, mostly in part due to Boardwalk Empire and last year's Mildred Pierce. The fashion and accessories are so exquisite, and it's really difficult to find authentic pieces from that era at an affordable price so I was over the moon to find this. Not sure where I'm going to wear it yet but I think it's a sign I have to attend the Jazz Age Lawn Party next Summer!
Needles to say, I'm very happy right now. My whole aesthetic for 2013 is some weird amalgamated look I like to call "disco flapper tarot reader" which basically means a lot of sparkle, a lot of jewelry, a lot of rings and velvet and vintage furs ... just mystical luxury, I guess. Still very much in line with what I wrote about here.
I'm really set on creating lots of headpieces for the new year.
|Some inspiration: Margaret on the Season 3 premiere of Boardwalk Empire, flapper from Pinterest, artist Shae Acopian Detar, Downton Abbey.|
Basically, my style is going to be all out and a little all over the place but that's completely fine by me. I can't wait. I'm going to be listening to this nonstop. Anyway ... I have to do some
Breaking Bad marathoning writing so I guess it's time I wrap this up ...
Until next time!