Friday, April 20, 2012

Hello, hello I'm back again!!

Did you miss me? I've been MIA but have a good excuse as of late! I, along with my friend Danielle rescued a two week old kitten! We were at the Stockton flea market last week and there he was, laying in a cardboard box in desperate need of mother's milk. We sped off on a mission of mercy, buying kitten formula and stopping at the spca for guidance. A foster effort quickly became an adoption as my husband and I welcome the wee tabby boy into our home where Garloo will have two big brothers and a big sister too! He's a pound of fun and got in on the action for my latest outfit post!! The Mod Male himself requested a photo of my scalloped jacket as he posted a similar outfit on his blog recently. So here it is, and if you wanna git down with some killer mod men style, you know where to click!
60s Penelope of Carmel suede jacket, thrifted many years ago $3
60s wet look mini dress, ebay many years ago $25
60s-70s thigh high suede boots, ebay many years ago $40
60s Pucci velvet purse, ebay two years ago, $200
60s Italian sunglasses, ebay last year, $40
Bakelite ring, a few weeks ago at the Sacramento Antique Fair, $45

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bouffant Want

I have wanted big hair for years, achieving different heights over time via wigs, falls and teasing too. As a 5'2" woman I really like the vertical boost a bouffant gives me. I had Laurel at Alley Cuts blow and bouffant set my hair Friday night and Sunday afternoon it still looks good, with minor straightening and teasing for maintenance needed. I could get used to having my hair professionally done more often, it's nice to find a stylist who gets what I want and gives it to me too!
60s psychedelic pink blouse, $20 ebay several years ago
Topshop hot pants, $50 ebay a few years ago
60s-70s lace up go go boots, $75 ebay a few years ago

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pucci Forever!

Found fit to wear for all eternity, Marilyn Monroe was buried in her 60s green silk Emilio Pucci dress. I recently treated myself to a similar dress in pink, and it is indeed very comfortable to wear. The spanx pantyhose I'm wearing underneath it is another story however! Fortunately not all of Marilyn's beautiful Puccis followed her to the grave, and in fact many were auctioned at Christie's in 1999. The rack photograph (with several Pucci gowns shown) was taken prior to the auction of Marilyn's wardrobe. My dress is very similar to the one hanging on the far right, minus the exceptional provenance of course!!

60s Pucci pink silk dress, $120 ebay a few weeks ago
60s faux Pucci purse, $15 etsy last month
60s pink metallic stiletto heels, $30 ebay several years ago
60s cool ray sunglasses, thrifted a long time ago

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Style for Eyes

A few months ago I got new pink lenses put into some vintage sunglasses frames I already owned. I trusted Style Eyes to do great work and they certainly did. I had asked another optometrist shop to adjust these same frames and they failed repeatedly, but Gloria made them fit perfectly within minutes! Although I had a vintage pair already in my possession for new lenses, I was quite tempted by their designer selection too!

60s sunglasses, $10 ebay a while back also worn here
70s green furry hat, $7 thrifted last summer
60s wool and angora sweater, $1 church sale last year