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.