The weather has turned quite brisk here in the Rose City and I am finding myself swaddled in wool and leather this fall…
This outfit is pretty representative of what my fall uniform has been these last few months…western wear blouse or sweater (in this case, it’s a fabulous mixture of both!), pants, cowboy boots, and a leather jacket. And most of what this outfit is made up of, is all of my favorites. The sweater is one of my favorite pieces, I’ve had it for going on six years, though I hardly wear it. I’m always fearful of something happening to it! And I’ve yet to see another vintage sweater remotely close to this one. And I wish I could have at least five pairs of these vintage H Bar C slacks. They fit wonderfully, and have nifty snap pockets. And believe it or not, but this is my fifth leather jacket I’ve acquired this year. I couldn’t pass this beauty up. It’s a little worse for wear, but I think that’s what I like about it. It’s been through the ringer, has missing fringe, and little rivets here and there and a stain or two, and that makes it all the more comfortable and wearable I think, and I don’t have to worry all that much about it’s condition. And this purse is my favorite purse ever. It is able to hold a lot, and is a nice break from my tooled leather. I own three in this style – if you haven’t been able to tell already, I’m one of those people that when I find something I love, I have to own multiples. I’m that paranoid about my clothing.
I hope my American readers out there had a lovely Thanksgiving! Onward to Christmas! I’m hoping to wrap up my decorating this weekend and share some of it with you soon!
Every so often you just need that one specific thing in your wardrobe. For me, it was a red pencil skirt. I had one awhile back that I talked myself into buying, despite the fact it didn’t fit very well, and every time I wore it I got grumpy. So I sold it off with hopes of finding another one…and one never came…and never came…and while I knew Bettie Page had one, I longed for a vintage one. Then, one day I had just had it and went to Bettie Page where I discovered that not only were they going to be discontinuing the red pencil skirt they currently had, they were all out of the size I needed! Thankfully, one of their ever lovely employees tracked down one (of three left!) in Santa Barbara and had it mailed to me free of charge. Seriously, talk about customer service. It arrived the other day, and I’m thrilled to finally be able to add it to my closet.
Scully Top: Thrifted by my dad!
Red Pencil Skirt: Bettie Page
Boots: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Earrings: Don’t remember
Las Vegas Charm Bracelet: Expo
When I wrote my review of Red Apple Lipstick, I got a comment or two on how some were distracted (I assume in a good way!) by what was going on in the background, so I figured it may be a good time to share a few pictures of my beloved vanity.
I spent quite a bit of my time in Austin just wondering around its downtown and south side. There is so much to see and do in Austin and I know I just scratched the surface of a great city with beautiful signage, delicious food, deep history, and fun people.
Not pictured, but experienced was a fabulous burlesque show at Maggie Mae’s which also included a screening of Burlesque Assassins, a highly campy film. Check and see if there is a screening come to you soon! Because if you love burlesque, you’ll love it! Portlanders, there is a showing on March 30th in case you’re interested! I won’t be attending though because I’ll still be in Palm Springs.
I really didn’t get too many pictures of myself during the trip, mainly because I was on my own and didn’t have Patrick to be my personal photographer, and when we did get together at the end of the day, were were often busy and it got dark. Also all photos at The Jackalope were heartbreakingly bad. I’m so bummed I didn’t get a good photo on the giant jackalope, because, in case you didn’t know, I freakin’ LOVE jackalopes. But I did buy a t-shirt though. Anyhow, that wraps up the posts on Austin. I may squeeze in a post or two before heading off to Palm Springs next week.
For the most part, my wardrobe can easily be split up into three sections…dresses & skirts, WWII working girl/Kathrine Hepburn, and cowgirl…today I want to highlight a favorite piece of mine from the last category there, my Mexican blanket skirt.
The skirt appears home-made and I’m dying to try and make one myself. My dad gave me a 70s blanket to use, since there was no way I’d cut up a nice older blanket.
Blouse: H Bar C, Expo, Portland
Skirt: Buffalo Exchange, Portland
Boots: Bohemian Vintage, Portland
Cowboy charm bracelet: Gift
Cowboy earrings: Antique Alley, Portland