I have been feeling a little under the weather, with no energy. I've been wearing my robe all week and by the way its the best robe ever. I love it and I thank my sweetheart for finding it for me at (stem). Funny, I bought him one just like it, months before, at a mall,on sale of corse.
I'm amazed by fabrics these days, they are so soft. Many of the super soft fabrics these days are made of recycled plastic. It's so great that these fabrics are recycled and so cozy at the same time. We have come a long way with technology.
I am going to start this week, posting photo's of my favorite things. I will be starting at the top of my body and heading to the bottom. This week, I will start with hats, headbands and maybe some scarfs that I wear in my hair. I didn't get around to taking the shots today so hopefully tomorrow I'll get some up. Im super excited about this.
I also started a flickr group for others to share thier favorite thigs as well. It is called Favorite Pieces, check it out. I can't wait to share and see other peoples favorite things!!
I went to a great concert/festival at golden gate park yesterday for earth day. It was so full of great hippy clothing ensembles, and for some reason the whole time I didn't take a photo, I somehow forgot that I had my camera in my purse. But I assure you it was a amazing. The energy alone was enough to cheer anyone's spirit.
Here are the things I got for myself thrifting today.
Gorgeous see thru blouse-originally from F21
Floral belt-no tag
High waisted jeans-no tag very similar to the navy issued versions (I took out the seam on the bottom to make them longer)
High waisted granny pants-no tag, great bright orange color
Rain coat-I am excited about this coat, it's marimekko (i have been looking for a cool rain coat for a while now.) It's quite funny that I grew up in places with lots of rain and haven't had a raincoat since I was little. I have even looked online for something interesting and this one is absolutely perfect, the print and the fit!
I created this dress out of fabric I found at a thrift store about a year ago. It is so gorgeous with the gold embroidery, I had no idea for the longest time what to do with it. I think this turned out so beautiful with the way I placed the fabric. I never use patterns so this dress is designed and created by me! I am really proud of this dress.
So regarding my post about yellow shoes, I finally got the box in the mail for the vintage mod shoes from etsy. I was so excited to open them and try them on. It was early in the morning and I was a little out of it. I open the box, slowly. I see a gorgeous scarf, nice, a freebie. Uncovering the shoes I realize they are not even yellow. I see brown, lace up boots, in a size 7, not quite what I ordered. So I email Wizard clothing, to tell her about the mix up. Together we come up with a plan, I will send the shoes to the real owner and she will reimburse me the shipping fee. So then I get a little jealous to find out that my shoes are all the way in Australia. Dammit, I wish that was me. So now I wait again for the world traveling yellow shoes. In the meantime I am hoping to get the other pair, I feel like its been forever waiting for a silly pair of yellow shoes.
I was jumping around to some other fashion blogs and I found a great new one called smaggle style and was throughly enjoying it, when I got to a post about a book called "dress like a star" written by Annabelle von Tongeren. It's all about dressing for your body type. You can see a tutorial of how to do this here on smaggle style. Very helpful for for more voluptuous ladies. Thanks to smaggle style for bringing this to my attention!
Sunday at Dolores park I got some shots of some stylish threesomes. The first were these cute ladies with the cute beagle pup. Scroll down for more and don't forget to click on the photos for more detail.
Sunday was amazing, the weather was gorgeous, verging on to hot. I had to change my outfit numerous time because even some summer dresses were too hot. I eventually went with a simple strapless dress. Some friends and I made wreaths for our hair using honeysuckle vines from my back yard, they smelled so good. We hung out at Dolores park most of the day rotating with our house because we are lucky enough to live across the street, it's so convenient.
Although this pic is much better quality than that web cam shots, I am wearing no make up and the sun in in my eyes, oh well. It was a gorgeous day today in sf, I was inside most of the day working on clients, but I heard it was 80 degrees. As i left the salon around 7 it was still semi warm outside, a rarity for SF. SO here is my outfit for today
I finally solved the urge for yellow shoes x 2, oops :)
I read about a site called www.gojane.com on www.Painfullyhip.com so I go to check out the site and see that the shoes are so cheap. I found the cutest t-strap shoes are on sale for 11.99 so I just had to have them.
Then I get the urge to go to Etsy.com and see if there happens to be any yellow shoes on there, just for kicks (no pun intended). I find some amazing, vintage, mod yellow shoes for not too much more, so I got them as well because where else would I find mint condition mod yellow shoes. I still haven't received either but I can't wait to pair these new finds with something cute, maybe one of the 6 new dresses I got yesterday at buffalo exchange.
I traded in some old clothes I never wear at BE. Have I mentioned how much I love Buffalo Exchange, well dammit I love it and again the people who work there are so great. They had so many amazing dresses, the manager said they have been getting a ton of people selling but not as many shoppers, so I scored. See my outfit below for some more of the stuff I got.
Hopefully my boyfriend will start helping me take pictures soon cause these webcam shots are so blurry and lame. But at least I have been doing it everyday. I can only hope his new d80 can take a much better pic.
Shirt, skirt and shoes from buffalo exchange yesterday.
Here is my outfit for today. I went to buffalo exchange and got 129$ in trade so i got a bunch of new dresses. This one is vintage with elephant tribal print, the fabric is gorgeous. I think its from the 50's possibly because the lining looks really old.
I spotted these vintage wing-tips in the special shoe case, for fancier shoes at community thrift on Valencia . Being that they are so beautiful with flat leather, pat n leather as well as ribbon laces and in my size I was thrilled. They were priced at $ 17.99 but when I got to the register they were having a 50% off sale so they were really $ 9.00, AMAZING! It was my lucky day
These vintage glasses are amazing and they were a little pricey for thrifting but also a score at $ 19.99
I am so excited to have found the wardrobe remix group on flickr. Its funny I had that idea a while ago not knowing it was already up and thriving. It's really fun to come up with creative outfits, I'm all about it! Its so inspiring to see everyone else's. I guess as they say nothing's new under the sun. check out the blog of the woman that started it.....she is a local san franciscan
I just started uploading outfits a few days ago, here is mine for today.
I also started a flickr site.......as usual its under my name of
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Pretty Pirate Designs is the name of my clothing line, Etsy shop and blog. My friend Ian started calling me and some other pretty ladies pretty pirates a few summers ago, in the midst of all kinds of fun on a island outside of Seattle. I thought it was so fun and cute that I renamed my clothing line after it. Thanks ur a peeing Ian!
The real pretty pirate is a student of life, follower of the light, hairstylist, clothing designer, jewelry designer and artist. I love beauty and can see it in everything and everyone. I live in San Francisco where the love is always happening.