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Thursday, April 9, 2009
Our beautiful warm weather did indeed turn cold and rainy this week as predicted, but alas, all is not lost. This shift in temperatures gave me the perfect opportunity to wear the wool H&M dress I thrifted from the Salvation Army in Santa Cruz ($14). I really love how simple yet packed with sweet details it is: peter pan collar… check, covered buttons… check, wonderful pleating…
… AND hidden side pockets… check and check!!! It’s also in perfect condition. I’m at a loss as to why anyone would have wanted to get rid of it.
Loving my vintage woven leather booties from Milla! Not only are they cute, but they are SO comfortable :) Hehe, my toes got a little wet tromping around in the rained on plants.
The umbrella I just picked up for five bucks at a local Asian market and I think its tiny floral print is going to get me through these April showers quite happily :)
When I wore this on Wednesday it showered off and on and while I was taking photos, the toasty sun kept peeking out from behind the clouds only to then disappear again into the chilly gray. With the seasons still in transition, it was one of those days that several fashion bloggers seem to be sartorially frustrated by lately.
Speaking of which, I loved this post over at Sally Jane Vintage on how to utilize a short-sleeve sweater for just such transitional weather. Luckily, my new-to-me dress turned out to be a great transitional piece with the warmth of wool and it’s short length and ¾ sleeves keeping me from burning up when the sun did make sporadic appearances.
I’m also pretty pleased with this recent find, a creamy little vintage cloche for $3.50 from Hospice Thrift. I love vintage hats but often they can be hard to pull off without feeling too costumey. The simplicity and lovely shape of this one made it seem just right though and I felt totally comfortable wearing it :)