I had the most marvellous day with Shelley, the Forest City Fashionista, who in person is even cooler, wonderfully elegant and willowy, so kind and funny, and altogether luminous. She recounts our adventures here.
|photo courtesy of Heather|
Over the tremendous swooshing and flapping sound of us walking, punctuated by the clatter of rings, we commiserated over closet space, talked textures and coats, art and belting, labels and buttons and vintage construction, and, of course, got into matters TOP SEEKRIT which will be revealed in time.
|we appear to be Up To Something, pic courtesy of Heather|
Shelley wore amazing boots and jewelry, and an utterly fabulous jumpsuit, the details of which had to be seen to be believed. I was so caught up in the moment that I didn't get more photos, darn it - bad blogger!
|vintage hat: Madelon, Netty Vintage|
vintage grey leather coat: Derbers Voco Leather-Fashions, Netty Vintage
grey felt bag: Merona, passed along by friend
boots: Gianni Bini, Dillard's, last worn here
In addition to being touched by the warmth with which Shelley is greeted everywhere she goes, being rooted in community and activism as she is, I so admired her ever-ready style-spotting skills - check out the gloriously-attired young person she encountered while we were shopping. Wow!
Another great fun aspect of visiting the Forest City itself was its outgoing citizens and their enjoyment to connect - at every turn, it was "Awesome hat!," "Are you two sisters?" and "I remember you from the '80's!"
|scarf: Charming Charlie, last worn here|
grey knit top: Ricki's, thrifted, last worn here
plaid wool skirt: Kasper for J.L. Sport, Ltd., thrifted
As Shelley highlights as well, one of the greatest side-effects of blogging is the friendships. Having a chance to meet in person is the
|rectangular ring: consignment|
buttonflowers: Megan Mae Designs
Further to connecting, decreasing isolation, and celebrating excellent style, I'm joining up with the Visible Monday crew over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style. Come join us!