Don't you just love when the sun streams through your window at precisely the right moment? This outfit was the spoils of another fantastic thrifting excursion to Steveston. I have to say, I'm very happy that my Mom now lives in that neck of the woods. Steveston Thrift Store is the bomb. This velvet skirt is the perfect shape, and check out the epic collar on that blouse! I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, but I think it works well as part of a fancier outfit. This amazing chest that I'm sitting on was my Grandma's hope chest. It contains her beautiful lace and satin wedding dress, which I will hopefully restore and do a post about one day.
School is almost wrapping up for the semester! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! And that means winter has just begun, which in turn means CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE. If you remember from last year, I am a bit of a Christmas nut. Some say this is unexpected of me - I'm generally anti-materialism/capitalism/establishment. But what can I say? I grew up with some epic Christmas experiences and thus, happy associations. I definitely don't think Christmas should overshadow the other winter holidays (which many Judeo-Christian holidays tend to do), and I also am disturbed by how much waste and corporate profit is produced during that time of year. But I take it as a time to excuse my love of tinsel and magic and Sufjan Stevens Christmas music. It's past shopping and Santa and religious affiliations, it has almost become mythical to me... alright, I'll save all this for when it's ACTUALLY DECEMBER.
- Thrifted black velvet skirt
- Thrifted lace blouse
- Vintage t-strap heels from Annex Vintage in Montreal
- Vintage, thrifted leather purse
- Vintage fascinator from Cottagefarm on etsy.com
***EDIT: Yipee, JB & I won the Swedish Hasbeens contest!! So many thanks to all of you who voted for us! I'll be sure to post some pictures of our spoils (I picked the Penny Loafers and JB picked the Chelsea boots)!