Saturday, October 23, 2010

fall autumn autumn fall

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. Primarily for the weather. I am not a warm weather gal by any means, but that doesn't mean I'm looking forward to freezing in the snow either. 58-68 degree range is perfection in my book. So I have been love love loving the weather lately. And the leaves changing and falling of course (although I'm pretty sure the leaves in our yard might drive my husband to insanity - rake rake rake... and the next day the ground is covered again.)
Wearing two of my favorite vintage finds this week. One is the trusty blue wool blazer - just slightly too small in just the right way. The little moth holes on one sleeve somehow add to the character. I can't believe how many times I've worn this $8 find - and will continue to until it crumbles!

When I can't make up my mind on an item while shopping I always leave it - and if I can't get it out of my head for the next few days then its time to go back. This green dress was just like that! It is actually a vintage dress from a Kansas City Department store in the late 60s/early 70s. The amazing part is that it is a set - along with the dress (that has pockets!) came a matching belt, matching coat with an additional belt and a silk scarf that matches the lining of the coat. So I find all of this in perfect condition that fits like a glove for $25. And I walked away! All because the color scared me. But then I couldn't stop thinking about it and thinking about it... so I rushed back in a week or two later and thank my stars it was still tucked in the back. I don't think I'll ever wear the dress and coat together - its a little much on the green - but they work as separates and the color is growing on me. Like moss. get it? because it looks like...

Left: top vintage/thrifted, blazer vintage/thrifted, Joes Jeans, Oh Deer! shoes, vintage bird broch
Right: dress vintage, trench vintage from etsy, belt was my mothers, Oh Deer! shoes and F21 bag


Big Red said...

Nice finds! They look great. I hear you about the weather. L.A. has been fabulously like fall lately, which I usually miss.

Have a great weekend!

Red Boots said...

I love love love the green dress. It suits you so much! How lucky that it was still there when you went back - that never happens to me!

kelly ann said...

you always look so chic and classy, dear!

Saltina said...

Wonderful! I'm a sucker for a great blazer and that shade of green.