May 07, 2010

my outfit to dinner that never happened

Don't you just love it when people call to cancel dinner AFTER you've gotten dressed up? Well, at least I've got my tripod, who never lets me down. That and my trusty pink mustache.



Longtime readers will note that a while back I posted this image:


...Along with the lament that I could not find such amazing shoes at an affordable price. Well, a month or so ago I popped into a downtown thrift store, as in the kind I never go to, just on a whim and found these babies! Totally unworn, (originally by Apostrophe) (plus a pair of 1950s black heels I posted a while back.) Oh and all shoes were half-off that day. Proof that the thrift gods do indeed hear my prayers at night. That and fashion only moves in one direction: reverse.



*Vintage 1960s dress: thrifted in California and altered by my great-aunt (talk about a domestic goddess, she's an amazing cooking and used to be a professional seamstress).

*Hosiery: oddly enough these are by Spanx, not because I am a huge fan of them (or against them) but somehow these have ended up in my possession?

*Vintage Belt: thrifted (California)

*Vintage Cardigan: thrifted (Portland "Bins" ie Goodwill Outlet)



The ironic thing about wearing a pink mustache is that you can't not smile, but the more you smile the more the mustache comes off. (Well, at least if you have a marilyn that sticks out a bit...) And the more the mustache starts to peel away, the more it tickles and hence more smiling. If you want to take part in the joy that is celebrating facial hair, head on over to my my facebook group.

Also today was my first attempt at Mademoiselle Robot's Vintage Curl Tutorial. I didn't brush out the spirals as much as she does and also they got slept on, but all in all I'm quite pleased. My hair is very fine and so curling it is tricky. If any readers have fine hair wave/curl suggestions, please fire away.
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23 comments:

  1. *lol* I love the mustache! I also have very straight, fine hair that hates to curl but I have been practicing with different methods a lot lately. My hair is about the same legth as yours so here's what works for me: Rag curls are a pretty easy after the first few tries. I roll mine up at night, sleep on them (very comfy) and take them out the next morning. Brush the curls out by brushing the hair against your hand to de-frizz the curls and shape them. Pin curls are a pain in the butt but they work very well and the curl holds all day, even in high humidity. I spray on lottabody and then pin curl my hair. It takes about 3-4 hours to set. After that, take out the pins and brush like mad. Don't worry, brushing wont remove the curl! I also use hot rollers but my hair is a pain and doesnt like to hold the hot roller curls for longer than 2 hours. Yesterday, I spritzed lottabody on my hair, dried it with a hair dryer, then did the hot rollers. After removing the rollers, I brushed the curls, sprayed with Aqua Net and voila! pretty curls that stayed in all day! I have tutorials for rag curls on my blog and I'll have one up pretty soon for hot rollers and pin curls. Lisa Freemont Street has a lot of info about pin curls also. Good luck!!
    http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love your moustache and your shoes, spot on with both :)

    re comment on my blog: I agree with your opinion on the word 'ethnic'...

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  3. Dude, I think I need Spanx! Once I turned 35 I started to seriously consider them! Great outfit, you should have just gone on out and had a glass of wine on your own! Regarding your comment on my post, I am absolutely with you. I got married at 35, my husband is 47. Is he Tom Cruise? Helll no (well, I don't even think Tom Cruise is attractive, but you get what I mean). But he is quite possibly the kindest person I have ever met, and he's interesting and well-adjusted, we both are, since we're older. People need to get off the "happily ever after" trip and start looking outside of the box. I really liked your comment so much, and I totally agree!

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  4. regarding your comment on my blog: yes, setting lotion is a BIG help! Like I said, I use lottabody. It's a blue liquid and you can find it at walmart or sally's beauty supply in the "ethnic hair care" section...*lol* not sure what Clare was referring to with the word "ethnic" but there you go, I'm using it again. I don't think the term really suits what it is trying to describe but hey, that's what they call it. If you try the setting lotion with the hot rollers, do make sure to dry your hair first, I tried doing it with wet hair and it didn't work at all! It left my hair still wet and limp. :( Also, with Lottabody, be sure to dilute it because it is concentrated. No dilution=crispy hair! eeww!

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  5. i've been to those portland bins!! overwhelming, but worth the digging. wish i could help you with some tips about fine hair and curling, but i gave up long ago and always wear it up. i'm very lazy when it comes to my hair. lovely outfits!

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  6. hahaha, yeah when people cancel at the last moment, that really really bugs me

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  7. Aaaah....you're so cute I just LOVE you!!!

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  8. Hahaha!! love the fact that you posted a pic of you with a pink ,moustache ;) You got guts ! ;) My hair is curly as hell and I spend hours straightening it !!! Wanna swap??! ;)

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  9. 1) i'm madly in love with this outfit.
    2) your hair looks pretty.
    3) i think you've mastered the self portrait! now for self portraits in motion... the trick is to watch the self-timer light and move just before it clicks. oh fashion blogging, the things you've taught me.
    thanks for all the love and support.
    xx

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  10. Gorgeous outfit!! Love the hair. I've been attempting vintage hair styles lately... but I don't really think they suit me :(

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  11. I also have very fine hair and I found that curling it with a straigtener (find tutorials on youtube :)) make it much easier to curl them and for them to stay in shape :))
    I adore your blog and I will cerainly be coming back to read more from you :)) Please check out my blog too and if you like, comments and follows are much appreciated! :)) <3

    Have a fab day!!! xxx

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  12. Loving the moustache!
    And your hair looks great!

    xx

    17mosslane.blogspot.com

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  13. I like the belted cardigan silhouette, and the baby doll shoes... I too am a big fan of that style.

    What else was I gonna say?... Oh yeah, Spanx! I got 2 pairs for Christmas, and they are really great tights. I too wear dresses/skirts almost every day, and with constant wear this winter, almost all the tights I got cheaply from Marshalls ended up with some type of hole. But not my Spanx. (One of the pairs is a pretty rad fishnet/Spanx shorts combo that I wore recently to a burlesque show... heh heh- not to participate, just to watch. Letter forthcoming in which I'll describe.) Lucky you got 'em cheap! Though I do think they are worth the investment.

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  14. lol, the mustache is a little disturbing but the outfit is very cute.

    oh and I SOOOO hate it when people cancel a date after I got dressed up. I'm totally angry then and I don't talk to them for a while. And it's mostly the same people who cancel shortly before a set date.

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  15. lol - next time you go to diner with them - don't forget the moustache!

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  17. Love this outfit, you really know your own style!!

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  18. haha cute photos ;) love the dress

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  19. I would wear this like now!!!

    I love it amazing colors perfect fit fantastic♥

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