Ok, so it’s not the first tanktop I’ve ever owned, but I haven’t owned one in probably five years. I’ve been getting a little more into clothes that show some skin as opposed to my usually very conservative outfits.
Skirt: Vintage (it’s below-the-knee, it’s been on the blog a million times)
Yeah, I’m showing off some tricep like a real buff bitch. Grr.
Also this changes the topic but is anyone watching True Detective? I’m on the third episode and it’s amazing. And I looove Matthew McConaughey’s hair in it. I never found him attractive until this show, I guess I like him better with a shirt on and pretending to be smart.
For once I actually felt the desire to wear pants! My, my. I feel like Amelia Earhart in this look.
White shirt: Owned since high school
High-waisted khakis: Custom-made in China
Vintage scarf: Gift from my grandma
NASA jacket: Bought at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Brown boots (unpictured): Target
I’d love to get some classic black shoes (men’s style) to wear with outfits like this. Or maybe just some saddle shoes.
This was a surprise – I knew I got a free drink for my birthday at Starbucks for being a rewards member (sign up for free or put a gift card on your phone) but I had no idea that you could get ANYTHING YOU WANTED. I assumed it would just be a small regular coffee! I got a venti soy mocha frappuccino FOR FREE. I intended on saving some for the next day but ended up drinking it all and that was my dinner. I still went to bed at a reasonable hour, caffeine just doesn’t get to me. If you like Starbucks, you should definitely sign up for their rewards program!
To celebrate my birthday I had a fancy party where everyone was instructed to dress up in clothes inspired by the 20th century. I thought that left plenty of leeway (my friends are not vintage enthusiasts) and most people did really well!
I wore my great-grandmother’s top from the 50’s, a vintage black skirt, vintage clip-on chandelier earrings, and swing dance shoes.
Here’s one of my friends sipping tea from a teacup and saucer out of my mom’s china set.
Some of my guests! We had a greaser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy, and some good old-fashioned retro glamour.
My new favorite picture of my old roommate and me – I think we look late 1800’s in composition and facial expression.
All in all, it was a really fun party. We had tea and coffee so the non-drinkers would have things to drink, and several types of wine for the drinkers. I made celery sticks with peanut butter in them, which surprisingly went like hot cakes. We used my mom’s wedding china, vintage wine glasses, and my great-grandmother’s 1920s silver (I had a lot of careful cleaning to do after the party was over). One beautiful vintage glass of my grandmother’s did get broken, which was really upsetting. But I’ve decided to use my nice things and the only way to keep them all unbroken is to put them in a cabinet and not touch them. And then what’s the point?
Silky button-down (70s) – Jet Rag
Pencil skirt – borrowed from my mom
Necklace – vintage, passed down from my grandmother
Also featuring my brand-new purchase, Coty L’Origan. I plan on doing a post on vintage perfume soon and I’ll tell you more about it then. So far, I’m in love. And I’ve gotten no complaints, which can be almost like a compliment when wearing perfume around my family.