Vintage Fur: Great-Grandmother's
Sweater: Vintage Thrift ($5)
Chiffon Skirt: American Apparel
Tights: TjMaxx ($4)
Shoes: Thrifted ($3)
Belt: Vintage from photo-shoot
Something about cat pins and fur makes me feel like a crazy old lady, I have every intention of being crazy when I'm old. I'll have the whole shebang: long fur coats (vintage of course), cotton-candy hair, and a little dog on a leopard print leash. I'm kind of excited to be 80. I have a friend who says she imagines that my elderly self will go around wearing leopard print jump-suits, a flossy white bouffant, and big glasses, which sounds just fine to me.
Anyways, this outfit is much girlier than I've been regularly sporting lately, I think it's the skirt. I love how the different textures contrast one another: a wooly sweater, chiffon, and some vintage-fur. To add some color, I paired some pins and plum-colored tights. I've been looking for a replacement to these tights for the past 6 months, they've got a run in them and I'm sad, all I seem to be able to find is straight-up purple. I've had this cat-charm pin since- no joke- I was seven years old, I have no idea where it came from, but it's definitely stood the test of time. It's a little cheesy, but I like it.
So, kind of a short post today, I'm heading in to work tonight for an over-night shift (gross) and I'm planning a nap in a few. But before I go, a few things:
1. Many of you asked how I felt about Gone With The Wind in my last post. I'm glad I watched it and my appreciation for early film engineering has definitely been restored, but I found it difficult to get past how irritating and whiney I found Scarlet to be and how extremely racist it was. I know that's to be expected of the era in which the book is set, but viewed now it seems so vulgar and inappropriate, and I found it difficult to get past how the African American characters are portrayed.
2. For all you locals: There is another swap this thursday at Downtown Crossing! Go here to order tickets! I'm SO excited, seriously knowing that I'm going to this is getting me through the next two days of store overnight shifts!
3. Thank you ALL for the supportive comments left in yesterdays post, it was great to hear form some other artists who have experienced the same artistic ennui.
4. (almost forgot this one) I've finally joined the rest of the world on Twitter. We'll see how this one works out.