vintage jersey dress with vines and birdsno name wood platform sandals
i really need to invest in a tripod…
i tried to catch my boyfriend on his lunch break to take pictures of my dress, but he could only snap a few before he left. we went to the back of the building where a vine was growing against a wall. the lighting was perfect and everything, but when i loaded the pictures onto the computer, i noticed that there were two big plastic trash cans in the frame that i couldn’t crop out. oops. i really need to stop relying on him during the week for this kind of stuff.
so it’s back inside again with the camera propped on top of a book propped on top of the couch. and the lighting is bad. but i was determined to do an outfit post today because i’ve never shown you this dress. a few years back, i became obsessed with these little 80’s jersey dresses. a lot of them are done in that “80’s does 50’s” style and they’re suuuper comfortable. but then one day i realized that jersey isn’t exactly the most forgiving of fabrics. it sorta clings to the body in a most unforgiving way. so i sold most of them, and kept only two. i just love the green vines with two little sparrows perched on each shoulder.
ok, and now i really need to get to sewing. i’m replacing modern buttons on a modern skirt with some vintage buttons and i have tons of dresses and skirts to hem! not to mention, i still haven’t figured out what to do with all of these feedsacks i have. my mom gave me a bunch of them a while back and i want to try sewing them into skirts and blouses. i need some of those vintage one-yard patterns!
3.1 phillip lim glasses
j.crew white tank top
vintage denim skirt
vintage red bass loafers
stater bros. shopping bag
ok, i couldn’t help myself! i just had to wear another red, white, and blue outfit today. i guess i just really got into the spirit this year. the 4th was lots of fun, we ate delicious guacamole and the most amazing thai marinated and then bar-be-qued chicken. i sat in the sun and despite my fears of getting sunburn, i actually ended up with a bit of a tan.
but it got cold, so me and the boyfriend decided to ride our bikes home before the fireworks show, which was quite alright, because it turns out you can see the fireworks show in jack london square perfectly from the roof of our building.
so i spend a lot of time talking about fashion. i guess that’s what this blog is all about. but let me tell you about another secret passion: cycling. seriously, i cannot express to you how much i love to go on long, long bike rides. but i never post those pictures here, because my little bike shorts just aren’t that fashionable.
BUT when i go on shorter rides, i actually try to look half-way decent while doing it, because you know, i’m not out in the middle of the lost coast, where no soul will see me. i’m passing by the grocery store, and riding down cute little streets with people sitting outside of cafes. you get the picture. so i’ve got a pretty good formula for bike riding outfits that consists of a cute little mini dress, bike shorts, and sandals. easy as pie.
but the sad part about my bike-loving ways is that i’m really picky about bikes. and thus, the only thing i have to ride around on right now, is my really fancy-shmancy surly long haul trucker with shimano 105 parts and other fancy-shmancy parts, but i’ll spare you the details because i have a feeling you wont care. and as nice as this bike is (and as proud as i am to have it) it’s not really the type of bike that you take on a ride about town. i want a pashly! oh, but i certainly don’t have that kind of money right now, even if i sold my whole wardrobe. which, seriously, that’s basically what i’ve been doing lately anyways! ha!