21 hours ago
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Kickin' back in the freshly fallen leaves of the curly willow on a hot Summer day, and though the Autumn-hype is in full-swing throughout blogland, yes technically it is still Summer. At least in my hemisphere it is, though I'm not sure our willow got the memo.
I'll admit though, while Summer is my favorite season and I'm sad to see it slipping away, the romance of Autumn dressing is a bug that even I've been bitten by lately, tough to avoid with my blogroll knee-deep in gorgeous fall collections, inspirations, and what-not.
All for another day though... because today was hot, really hot and muggy, and in no way a day for Fall layers, not even light ones, which resulted in the rather minimal outfit.
The feather tank top was found on the $1 rack at Community Thrift in San Francisco. It had a small stain on the front (probably why it was on the $1 rack) and I FINALLY got around to giving it a good Oxiclean soaking just the other day. Thankfully that stain was no match for the Oxiclean!
I made the cutoffs from a pair of thrifted jeans... girls jeans (they were like capris on me)... Mary-Kate and Ashley jeans to be exact, haaahaaa, that's a little embarrassing, but I liked their high-ish waist and thought the embroidered flowers were cute (they're on the back pockets too... sewn through the back pockets to be exact, rendering said back pockets unusable... WHY? you got me.)
But on to my favoritest item of all! This vintage camera case has been all but surgically attached to my hip since it's recent arrival in my latest glorious package of magical thrifty goodness from the ever-amazing Milla :D
Her package had the best theme too: "The Last Days of a Seventies Summer." So fitting, and complete with flowy floral dresses, the best floppy hat ever, and among other delightful things (sure to show up in future posts) was an early 70's issue of Good Housekeeping Needlecraft magazine! I thought I'd share some of the gorgeous images found inside :)
It's a Spring/Summer issue and the colors are more Springy than Fallish, but I did start feeling excited about the prospect of layering and wearing knitwear again as I was leafing through.
I kinda like this look of layering little crocheted vests and sweaters over collared shirts, perhaps something to try for Fall.
And the reason she chose to send THIS issue of several she had. Just imagine the combination of the above top with THESE pants!!! Ridiculous/awesome, right? I'm pretty sure the two must have been separated at birth.