Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vintage View #13

Aaaaaah, the dreaded afterwork photo-op!
Why am I so bad about waking up that extra 5min early to take care of this in the morning when I'm all bright eyed and bushy tailed?

Ok, so here's the deal...
You might recall I wore this last weekend, or in whatever post was my last Weekend Rewind.
Although then, I was not able to get a proper full outfit shot, and I was wearing my girl-gang vest.
This here, well this is more how I planned to wear it that particular Saturday night.
Just goes to show, my weekend attire (although very much on the short side of town) can pull double duty and suit my needs for the "ever so fashionable" fashion industry in which I work.

This dress here, its one of my newer of vintage purchases.  
It's from Beacon's Closet of course, where I find myself frequenting more and more these days.
I like the goldenrod and brown coloration, always a tell-tale '70s sign.
In fact, these shades, along with the rusty tobacco color of the purse, remind me of nothing but the 1970's...even when paired on modern day attire.

Last time I wore it, I think I had way too many eras going on in one outfit...I had the dress, then I had a 1950's brown clutch (same shade as my boots), then I had one of my vintage owls, and then these modern day boots.
I think I did a better job this time around of toning it down a notch knowing the dress speaks loud enough for itself.  No need to go and confuse the general public as to what I'm really going for here.
This time, a little more simplistic, it was key to me really liking my outfit today.

Outfit Details:
*Yellow vintage dress, Beacon's Closet
*Brown suede boots, Franco Sarto
*Brown vintage Coach purse, Thrift Store
*Beige bracelet, H&M
*Gold hoop earrings, F21

And woohoo--tomorrow is Friday!
Who's excited? 
This girl right here...I've got a relaxing, not nearly as crazy as usual, weekend lined up and I'm rather quite looking forward to keeping myself in check and not getting all trainwreck crazy like this summer proved to be for me.
Enjoy kiddies!


Carrie said...

Perfect pairing with those boots. The whole outfit is so flattering- such a long & lean silhouette! And fantastically '70s... perhaps my favorite era.

Charmalade said...

I know THIS girl is excited about the weekend. But I feel like I'm forgetting something. A lot of things-- that's pretty much my life right now. D:
I absolutely LOVE this outfit, for its loud, bright vintage color and feel. You're right, even though I also love to put crazy stuff together in an outfit, sometimes it's best to let it speak for itself. And I also can't ever seem to get up early for an outfit shot, either... I'm such a lazyass.

Also, if you'd like, I can send you my new shoes so YOU can break them in for me. :D teehee

Toast with Charmalade

Alexandra said...

Socks with boots! Wahoo! I wish fall weather would just show up already here!

I'm currently having a sober do nothing night at home... SO good to know that I have nothing I HAVE to get done (though I've tried to type up some notes) and no time to wake up in the morning! Thank god for weekends and chill nights, even if this one is going to be filled with a lot of unpleasant homework.

Joan D. said...

I felt in love with that dress! Cool vintage! It looks soooo 70's!!! Yeah!

You rock in this one!

Kisses from Spain!

Hipstercrite said...

you look great in prints! do you have a tripod or get someone to take the photos of you?

purelovefashion said...

The bag and dress go really well together; a slightly fragile, youthful look is created and it looks endearing.

Isquisofrenia said...

omg omg, this dress is gorgeous i want!! hahhah
looks so good on you very 60s and those boots look so great with it!

Alexandra said...

HA! You want me to KEEP MY EYES PEELED for something LEOPARD annnnd Steve Madden? I should inform you that I'm on mailing lists for like ten different shoe companies/websites... and anytime I get the e-mails, I IMMEDIATELY delete, unless I see some crazy deal, in which case I may take a peak. My self control is so poor that I cannot even let myself look at stuff like that unless I know I've got money stashed away. Haha. I'm trying to avoid last year's psychosis that started about this time, resulted in me selling my guitar and all my old Zildjan cymbals to buy one pair of SM's, and finally ended with getting the second two pairs for Christmas. I cannot be trusted around shoes! :-)

Anonymous said...

SEX KITTEN! that dress is smokin.
I also end up taking the pictures after work when I'm completely exhausted... however, as you may be bright eyed and bushy tailed in the AM, I'm closer to deer in the headlights... or more like dead deer on the side of the road. Imagine if I took my pictures in the morning and all my outfit pictures were of me (decently) sprawled out on the floor? That would make an intense fashion blog.
Sorry That I 90% talked about me in this commment... I made it up as I went along..

Between Laundry Days said...

I'm totally loving this! The boots are the perfect touch!

Kasia W. said...

great boots!

Isquisofrenia said...

ah this dress again, i want it hahah i comemnted on this post but replying to your comment
ill take you with me yes even better ill buy you a ticket to go there!

kellywanhainen said...

i'm obsessed with this dress! such a cute outfit. gold is soooo good with brown! and guess what? i'm back to blogging!! :)

Chomy said...

the dress is forever 21, i 've got the same one!!

Chomy said...

hahaha i hear you on the scratchy polyester bit. I suppose forever 21 found some vintage deadstock or something to make theirs. got mine about 3 yrs ago from their online shop, and they came and went so fast most ppl didn't notice.