Wednesday, December 23, 2009


My best friend who I have known since 8th grade came to visit me a few weeks ago. She still lives in the town we grew up in and has kids so doesn't get to travel much.  It was so nice to have her here, she is the type of friend that you feel so at ease with and so comfortable talking about anything with.  We decided to get all gussied up and head to the local gypsy/jazz/fun bar and one of the closest to my place, Amnesia.  When we got there they had karaoke going on which I had no idea they did there.  It was super entertaining listening to local missionites sing awesome songs.  I didn't take any full outfit shots but you can see the tops of the beautiful vintage dresses we were wearing that night.  We had a blast!

On me
Brown vintage fur hat-gift from Willow
Vintage 30's/40's dress-Thrifted at community thrift, amazing find!

On Jen (styled by me)
 Mini boa collar-used at hat (thrifted in seattle)
Brocade 50's dress-from grandma H

Yes, we are wearing the same lipstick!

We also headed to the elbo room, which funny enough is the name of our favorite local dive bar where we grew up in Vancouver, WA.

Beautiful Jen and our sweet friend Aaron

Monday, December 21, 2009

Photos that were supposed to be pretty

This is what I get when I ask my boyfriend to takes photos of me, he quickly does it and then they turn out all grainy and blurry.   I need to find someone who wants to take photos, that enjoys it.   Anyhow this is what I wore on Friday night to a birthday party at some friends house.  I was going for a sort of 50's vibe and I like the silhouette.  It's really too bad that these are so terrible because this outfit was all about the details.  There was sequins, beading, the amazing 40's coat, next time I will take them myself.  My face is also really distorted, oh well.

Glasses-Frames from Grandma H (they are my new prescription)
Dress-Vintage 50's
Sequin Belt-Vintage 80's
Beaded Sweater-Vintage 50's
Coat-Vintage 40's (Just thrifted, it's stunning and in great condition)
Shoes-Franco Sarto

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ready to Rot

I've been a sick little pirate lately.  It all started when I acquired my boyfriends terrible cold that seemed like the flu the first day then progressed into a never ending cold.  Then I got a pain in my neck which progressed to my shoulders and back.  It got worse when I slipped and fell down some stairs this weekend.  I guess from here things have to get better because if they got worse I might just scream uncontrollably.

While attempting to shop for presents yesterday I found some gems for myself.  Why is this always the case when I try to shop for others?  You know, things that I couldn't resist because of perfect fit and price.  In any case these new jeans are perfect.  They are long, fit like a glove and a bit high waisted to cover up the lady parts that aren't what they used to be, and for 20$ a great bargain for Earl Jeans (originally 118$).  And for the shoes,  I couldn't believe it when I found them, tried them on and they were perfect.  I immediately came home and did some google research which led me to Nordstrom where they were still for sale for 95$.   I don't often buy heels being that I am 5'10 they usually make me feel more like a amazon woman that chic. When I do happen on a pair that are comfortable, uber stylish and with a reasonable heel height I get really excited.  These babies are Franco Sarto"Tokyo's.  The best price I could find online is from Zappos so click the link to be sent there.  I got mine for 45$, so check your local Marshals first.  I now have my perfect Christmas/New years/Birthday shoes.

 Now for the rest of the outfit, plus a bonus silly photo!!

Blue Suede Jacket-Vintage, Thrifted in Oregon
Ready to Rot Tee-Thrifted and altered
Flared Jeans-Earl Jeans from Marshals
Franco Sarto Tokyo heels-Marshals
Knock off Chanel shades-MultiCulti
Green Beret-Thrifted

I love this thrifted tee, it says "ready to rot" with little naughty fruits!

I finally found a nice beret at the thrift store, it's really thick and warm and a great complementing color to my red hair.  How about these Chanel 50/50 knock off sunnies I found at a local import shop for 8$.  I had been waiting for some knock off's since the originals were out.  Love, I tell you, love!

The fruit of my labor,  holiday shopping is exhausting!  I love how these shoes look vintage and modern at the same time.  They remind me of the chloe' suede multi strap wedges.

I'm a pirate ghost! I had to throw in a artsy outtake shot for good measure.

True story, the girls and I from work had to wear random/thrown together water proof gear to walk to the trains/busses/home because when it poured down rain on friday none of us were prepared for it.  It is already impossible to get cabs here in SF on friday nights so we had no choice but to brave the dumping rain. I  too am wearing a plastic cap under the weird hippie hat I found at the salon.  I am also wearing my hair color cape because it is water proof and my coat was not.  Susan on the left is a tini little lady who looks like a crazy overweight lady with her bags all under her grey smock and Timberly in the middle was the only one with a waterproof coat and a umbrella.  We learned a good lesson, be prepared!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can

John Lennon is one of my hero's.  The man was brilliant and such a beautiful soul.  His beliefs are still as important today than ever, especially with the new war being waged in Afghanistan.  We need to get more active and stand up for our beliefs.  People today aren't as active with protesting.  Fashion is nothing compared to saving lives and making our voices heard. Today is the 29th anniversary of Lennon's murder let us use that as a reminder to stand up in what we believe in.  I am currently at home listening to his music and feeling sad and also glad that we have such beautiful music left behind to inspire us and new generations too.

Here is what Yoko has to say today!


Yoko Ono Lennon
December 8, 2009
On the anniversary of the passing of my husband, John Lennon,
I would like you to share an affirmation with me.
Think it, say it, with firm belief,
knowing that we are all one.
In the name of truth, peace and love:
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Our planet is healthy and whole,
We, the people of Earth
See clearly, Hear clearly, Think clearly.
Make the right judgement, right decision and the right move
For the benefit of our planet and others.
We are now bathing in the light of Dawn,
Standing in the Heaven we have created together,
Sharing the Joy
With all Lives on Earth
And of the Universe,
As we are all one, united with infinite and eternal love.
For the highest good of all concerned, So be it.
With all my love,
yoko ono lennon
December 8, 2009
Tokyo, Japan

This photo of John is so beautiful!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dress you up in my love

I have a habit of having ladies over, giving them wine and asking them to dress up. It's always fun for all.  This is Julia who is a amazing artist from what I hear.  I have yet to see her paintings but our mutual friend tells me she is quite amazing.  She paints beautiful ladies.   Here she is wearing all vintage (my private collection), styled by me.

Dress-From my grandmother 30's
Collar-Thrifted and vintage 30's
Beaded purse-From my grandmother 30's or before
Shoes-40's mesh pointy heals with metal tips
Hat-vintage fur, gift from a friend

Glasses-Chanel knock offs
Vintage Doctor bag-Ebay
Also pictured my other vintage doctor bag.

New vintage dresses at Etsy

I added some great new dresses to my store today.  They are all from the 60's and before.  Remember as a reader of this blog you always get 15% off in my store.  Just mention the blog in the comments to seller when checking out.