So I decided against posting about last week's fashion show here in Eugene because I am just too busy and there has already been plenty spread all over the internet. Instead, I'm presenting you with a look and some gems brought to you by today's thrifting and yard sale foray.
Not from today:
*Vintage 70s platforms: thrifted, same place but a year ago.
*Cutoffs: DIY from jeans donated by Tavia.
While I do in fact wear dresses most days, I really love these shorts. They are super comfy, I don't have to worry about sitting on anything by mistake and, at least in my opinion, DIY shorts are a casual wardrobe staple. Or at least in Oregon. Not sure what it is about me and vintage toy monkeys, but I keep finding them. I call this guy Pedro and together we are a super patriotic team. Here's a bit of inspiration behind the look:
How much more comfortable can an outfit get? Also as I've said before, my love of red, white and blue is a genuine aesthetic choice-- this picture should remind you other countries have adopted these colors as well. Not to say I have any problem with being American just pointing it out.
(From Nylon Magazine, April 2010 by Wildfox Couture.)
Now that I have a taller tripod, I think the self-portraits are getting easier although smiling naturally but not goofily... well may not be possible for me. The two-piece luggage set actually says "American Tourist copyright 1975" on it. The top and shades are also from the 70s. The little white handbag which you can't see very well needs to have its strap repaired. You'll see it more after that. Curious about my bracelet? I found it a yard sale on the way, along with a matching necklace:
Here's the two together, plus other gems from the day. (The necklace actually clips onto itself to close!) I can not believe my sheer fortune today with the other two items pictured here, namely a straight razor and photo from either sides of the turn of the last century. I've been wanting to start a vintage straight razor collection ever since my first tattoo (not pictured on this blog). My artist had a couple photos of himself posing daringly with one against his face, see. This Blue Steel baby features a celluloid handle made to look like tortoiseshell! The photo, well, I have no idea why on earth this cost only $5:
(sorry, this is the best scan I can get b/c there is a thin layer of glass above the photo itself). Unbelievable, really. That's burnt velvet on the left fyi. Also collected today and over the course of the past few months are these vintage ties:
I found the third and fifth ones today, the former being my absolute favorite. The fifth one, which features little horns, says "made exclusively for the new york philharmonic" on the back. Either I will give these to my dad for father's day (friends know he is a dapper gent) or end up on Etsy.
Thank you for joining me for this installment of Thrift Scores of a Recent Variety Part I.