Vintage

throwback thursday.

Since it's Thursday, I thought I would share some vintage items I've worn this past week: blue skirt, in heavy rotation at the moment, amazing vintage geometric blouse borrowed from my sweet gal pal Allison, and The Cure tee shirt I've had since 7th grade... Laugh

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fashion icon: Carly Simon.

Can we talk about outfit perfection here for Carly Simon's album cover No Secrets? My color palette and 70's vibe to a T... down to the blue suede clogs!


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Some more shots in the hat... I love her so!
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70's green bell bottoms.

Look at my Godmother and Godsister in the late 70s... Wow do I love those green bell bottoms! Wish she still had them Happy They are so my color!

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Dallas!

I visited my dear friends in Dallas this weekend, my first time really experiencing the big city, and had a blast. Went to a swanky holiday party, out on the town, and ate some delicious food. The weekend called for a bit more upscale dressing than bumming around Greensboro, and I was up for the challenge. This is my very first LBD! The fit is not bad for having zero time for alterations. It has a sexy gold zipper all the way up the back too! I am wearing my Grandma's beautiful chartreuse pearls and clip on earrings Happy I love this rusty red blazer as well - it needs to come out to play more!


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Grammy, my style icon.

My Gram has always loved fashion, shoes, bags, and jewelry, and her and I certainly share this love (unlike my Mom! Happy). We have a lot of fun making a fuss over these things. Recently I had a couple sessions with her trying on some new clothes and going through her old jewelry...


Quelle heure est-il? Grammy's watch collection over the years- she got many of them from her special friend Pete.

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Isn't she the cutest? None of her clothes fit her, so I got her some new digs... she LOVED doing a fashion show for us!
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We went through her extensive jewelry collection, and had a blast trying everything on and looking through all the gems! Even Marshall helped Happy I now have many new hand-me-downs!
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Grammy admiring my new purse from my friend Debra
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San Fran vintage style.

Just got back from an inspiring trip to the Bay area, my favorite, and couldn't let a trip pass me by without a little style digging while there... I had some amazing vintage Levi's finds in the Mission district by the pound... all high waisted in their 70's glory! My body was so meant to thrive in another decade Happy When I reside somewhere with less amazing wardrobe options, it's so easy for me to slip into dressing like an Old Navy drone... no offense ON because I do find many cute things there... but I when I visit places like SF, I remember how I really want to represent my best self via what I wear, and know I need to work harder to cultivate that, even if it means shopping only when traveling!

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Home road tripping in NC to the beach, raring to go in said Levi's, favorite tree necklace, and Chuck Taylor's, bringing back my Cali love memorabilia from days gone by Happy
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My friend Ry guy and I in a before and after- us on the left, 18 years ago... wow Happy (I remember those suede J.Crew maryjanes!) and on the right, San Francisco, August 2014
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2014: a year of style!

What I wore this year...

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color girl.

In the spirit of expanding on the rainbow theme, another reason I love it so is because I love color.

Over the past few years my appreciation of color, style and aesthetics, and sharing this with the world through what I wear has blossomed, and it has become something easy and enjoyable for me to do. I am a novice now, but I'm sure I'll get more polished - in the meantime, it's just fun! A few recent fall outfits:


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