Monday, November 23, 2009

Twickenham, 1961


Six days without blogging! This must be a record. Between Arabian Nights rehearsals taking up most of the precious daylight hours, feeling pretty under the weather this weekend, and the completely temperamental weather, I was lucky to snatch some photography time today.

But before I show you pictures... on Friday night, I saw An Education. I first heard of the movie from a glowing review that Amelia wrote, and the beautiful film stills she shared were enough to send me straight to the theater. It was full of terrific period music and outfits and perfectly written dialogue, and was one of the most thought-provoking films I have ever seen. Go see it, please! Film stills via Ambiguous Alliterative Abomination.




After seeing the movie, my thoughts were filled with that gamine, sixties, London youth style that the main character, Jenny, executed perfectly.

After ransacking my mother's closet and finding these pants, I am definitely on the lookout for more straight-legged cuffable trousers and jeans. They are so comfortable and versatile.

I picked up a bunch of blouses this weekend at the thrift shop, this delicious silk confection being one of them. The buttons are so very classy.

I totally lucked out in stumbling upon these boots on Saturday morning during my volunteer gig. I have been ogling these very similar Topshop boots for a few months now, but the hundred-and-sixty-dollar price tag kept them strictly on my lust list. These six-dollar replacements are more than satisfactory!

Vintage silk blouse and boots, Gap trousers, random leather belt, vintage Coach purse

A few people have asked where I get my vintage clothes - pretty much all of them come from the thrift store in my town. Believe it or not, I have yet to make a successful trip to Goodwill, mostly because the local thrift shop is so much more convenient! I also find great things on eBay and even Craigslist occasionally (like my Doc Martens). I actually cannot remember the last time I bought something in a real store...

Forgive me for very pointedly cropping my face and hair out of these pictures. My hair is in a really horrible stage right now, sort of in between short and not short, so it tends to just look shaggy and sloppy. But never fear! I have a haircut appointment Friday morning.

39 comments:

idée_géniale said...

Yes, I agree with you, An Education was fabulous! I quite like this look you've got on, love that double breasted blouse! and the pics turned out great despite your "head cropping".

Penny said...

I'm very excited to see that movie. Your entire outfit is absolutely lovely, I wish I had those boots!

Sylvie said...

Whoa. Love the outfit. Second photo is AMAZINGZINGING.

Rosie Unknown said...

Can't wait to see that movie!

I love the outfit, and I feel your hair pain!

Anna G said...

I love the boots. I really want to see that movie. The trailer is so stunning.

Ljubica said...

thanks so much for your comment.. you're so sweet!

the vintage store in paris was called Free'P'Star
here's the site:
http://www.freepstar.com/saintecroix.html

i'll definitely be back to your site too!
xo

•¦Amy¦• said...

wonderful wonderful wonderful shoes!

Taylor Sterling said...

cute outfit! Oh and i loved that movie too!

Jordianne said...

Your pictures are amazing!

Parapluie said...

Oh, I so want to see this!

Julls said...

I adore the outfit !

Little Monarch said...

hey. wow. great.outfit.i like the pants and the desert boots.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love the pants! So great!

niftythriftyowl said...

i had not heard of this movie but it looks like it is fabulous. i'm looking it up!

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous outfit! I adore your pants and have the exact same vintage Coach purse.

I so need to see this movie very soon!!

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Helen said...

i love her hairstyle and make up. i love movies that are aesthectically pleasing.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love your little purse and the way you cuffed your pants. I'm looking forward to seeing the film.

michelle_ said...

hey thanks lots for visiting and commenting at my blog :)

you have great menswear inspired style too !

im following your blog :)
mind following me back dear ? :)

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Valencia Lia said...

Happy you're back girl!!

ohhhh yes,I've got to catch this movie soon,its out here in cinemas already:)

Gorgeous menswear look!! Adore that blouse with the small buttons and those pants too are beautiful on you:)

And those shoes are they vintage? I always shop online too for my clothing and some occasionally local chain stores buy.

But I really do love thrift and vintage online shopping most!

Phyllis said...

ahh i still need to see it! great outfit hun =)

Niviarsiaq said...

I'm having such a hard time waiting to see that movie!! I saw those same pictures a couple month ago on a different blog and have been anctously waiting for it to come out on DVD ever since!!
I love the shirt you;re wearing. reminds me of a really sexy chef jacket -and that's awesome! haha.
I love cuffing things. I practically never wear pants without cuffing them :)

Damsels said...

ive been meaning to watch it . i jear her performance is amazing

katthroatworld said...

GREAT post! i really wanna see "an education!" your outfit is amazing, too! i especially love your boots! what a bargain!

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divine bunny said...

i really really really want to see. havent yet. actress is adorable.
cool site check me out sometime!

michelle_ said...

thanks for you comment !
waiting for a new post from you dear !! im love to see more of your faces in those lovely pictures !

Nubiasnonsense said...

I love the third picture it looks so peaceful

nice beige and brown combo

WendyB said...

Loved that movie.

Stéphanie said...

I want to see this movie !

le blog de leen said...

that's such a cute outfit inspired by this movie
i love it :)

leen

Kendra said...

Love doc martens, ive been meaning to get some for ages but dont know where from :) Great post

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miss milki said...

I can't wait to see An Education - the stills I've seen are so beautiful!

I really like your trousers too.

Heini said...

Like your trousers and shoes!

Diane said...

I've been wanting to see An Education for a few months now ever since my brother told me about it! He mentioned the amazing wardrobe and I saw stills and I knew I just had to see it. Unfortunately, I don't really go to the theatres these days and I always end up missing films and then watching them on DVD. Movies have such a short theatre life now; they come out so quickly on DVD!

I love your outfit that was inspired by the movie! That double-breasted blouse is to die for!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nana said...

thank you so much dear^^
i love the sicties<3
i LOVE the old fashion^^

Melanie M said...

I really want to watch that movie! Your outfit is amazing, by the way. :)

Django et Coco said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but now will be on the lookout for it! :)

Love, love, love your outfit! it so adorable and cute!

-Coco

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Amelia said...

Oh, I loved that movie. I'm really glad you enjoyed it, too :)

I know, I was totally inspired by her style. I like how you've interpreted it.

frances said...

i've heard such good things about that film, it's going on my 'must watch' list. a very long list, it has to be said.

love the trousers rolled with the boots, so cute x

Becca said...

Love this outfit :)