Why hello there! Yes, I know it's been a while. For whatever reason I just haven't felt the usual need to document and share like I used to. But don't worry I'm still as vain as ever, and I promise my outfits have been just as thrifted and vintage as they usually are. Chalk up lack of posting to summer laziness I guess. So in an effort to try and not completely bore you out of visiting, here are some outfit pics taken a couple months ago that I'm hoping are still relevant considering to the bipolar climate here in the Bay. In fact it's probably the exact same temperature out today as it was when these photos were taken. Ha!
Here we have another dress which was intended for the shop but "somehow" made its way into my closet while I was on that polyester kick a few months back. The sparkly metallic "x" pattern is what initially drew me to it and then the fact that it's layerable sealed the deal. After all, S.F. living = A.W.A.L. (Always Wear a Layer) or you'll be sorry. The pot metal bracelet I picked up at the Vintage Expo a few months back. It's made of exactly that- all different types of metal placed into a pot and melted, then made into costume jewelery and left unplated. It was the ultimate D.I.Y. project and was popular during the Depression.
p.s. Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out the shop if you're in need that of a little number for whatever your plans are on the 4th.
The shop's new obsession? Gold wire name pins. I love their cursive script and the old-fashioned names they spell out (Zelda, anyone?). They were originally used as souvenirs at American county and state fairs, some dating all the way back the Victorian era. And the great thing is, they're made of 12 kt gold filled metal so they don't tarnish. 70 years old never looked so good!
Each one of them is made of 12kt gold filled metal, which is "actually a layer of gold-pressure bonded to another. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors. anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of any allergic reaction to the jewelry."
-from eBay Guides
pssst... If you want me to keep an eye out for a particular name, just leave me a note in the comments and I'll be happy to do so. Check out the accessories section or click on a photo see what's available now.