Thursday, January 27, 2011

January, The Month in Which Ellen Hits Vintage Goldmine

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?)


Anonymous said...

ELLEN! I have finally had some free time on the computer after returning from Nicaragua and I LOVE-y dove dove your blog! You're so talented!xoxo, Bethany

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