So here's the thing. I love clothes. Always have, always will. And when I get my hands on stuff I really like, I want to write about it on my blog. But just laying out the clothes on a bed and taking pictures of the blobs of fabric ... that doesn't work. So that means I am trying on my new old clothes and taking photos in my backyard for something to blog about. It makes me feel ridiculous. I can't make eye contact with the camera. I don't know how so many women take pictures of their outfits everyday and post them online. But anyway, what I am meaning to say is: Please don't think I am vain or foolish. (Or I guess you're welcome to think that if you want to.) I just want you to see my pretty new clothes!
|Handmade floral romper from '60s or '70s found at Pre to Post Modern in Nashville|
Vintage clothes are call kinds of crazy when it comes to fit. I'm not a small lady. I'm 5'11" and a size 10 so I can't fit into most of the bellbottoms and maxi skirts that I'd like to. That's why I was so excited to find a dress and a romper from the '70s that both fit really well. They are both so cheerful and flower-power, I feel like I need to pack my bags for Woodstock. I mean, they're so spot-on retro that they almost look like costumes. I wore the dress today with a cardigan, but I can't really think of a way to style the romper that makes sense for wintertime so I'll just look forward to it for spring. Until then ...
|Vintage coat, found in Flagstaff, AZ|
... there's this coat. I've talked about it a couple of times already. I found it waiting for me in a shop in Flagstaff, AZ. We'd underpacked and I was freezing cold and driving Nekos nuts griping about it. So this coat solved a problem and became my favorite coat. (It does look pretty similar to the fur coat I got late last year, but who's counting?)