It sometimes surprises folks that I'm not much of a costume person. I am, however, generally festive, and also scary every day.
|hat: no label, Burlington Coat Factory, worn here|
scarf: Charming Charlie, worn here
sweater: Nurture, Dillard's, worn here
blue glass bead necklace: Gabii's (Progreso, TX), worn here
vintage floral dress: Nu-Mode Toronto Canada, Netty Vintage $5 dress rack
blue ankle-strap wedges: Melissa Toffee Apple, ebay, worn here
|antique orange amber bracelet: a gift from my mother, worn here|
the chocolate milk bangle: Netty Vintage, thought I wore it here and here
but apparently not - though I should have!
go see: the awesome way Megan Mae recently styled up these same shoes
The best of this dress's many excellent features are its puffed sleeves, a.k.a. "weener fenders" (h/t Man Repeller, language NSFW) - their rather tremendous amplitude created by secret stuffed shoulder ruffles underneath the gathers. Brilliant! I've already worn it with orange suede shoes as well, but these jelly wedges rock for rainy days.
I didn't mean to take such a long blogging break - many, many thanks for not kicking me off your blogrolls in the meantime, and for all the kind comments and messages checking in. I've got a bunch of other outfits photographed, but by way of saying hello, what I had on yesterday hit the most blog-link-up-Bingo squares:
I will see you at Style Crone for Hat Attack, Spy Girl for 52 Pick-up: Paint It Black, Mis Papelicos for Share-in-Style: Orange / Halloween, and Not Dead Yet Style for the upcoming Visible Monday. Hooray!
If you somehow didn't get enough Halloween action, my FAVOURITE-favourite costumes are Val's Old Bat and Pearl's Princess & the Pea; there is even more mayhem and hilarity, and probably candy, at Ally's Halloween Party.
Together with this "hello" post comes a farewell: the beloved Netty Vintage has closed its storefront as its proprietor, dear Jacqueline, prepares to welcome her baby this month.
Besides creating a uniquely beautiful shopping destination in an area where such things are scarce, and being an amazing supportive presence in the community and building connections among other local businesses and organizations, Jacqueline let me prance around her shop in my favourite white feather dandelion-pouf hat while layering batwing jackets over batwing dresses and developing a special march for times of wearing gauchos.
Fortunately, Netty Vintage lives on via etsy, facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest - and I have a stockpile of Netty treasures yet to post here. Congratulations and best wishes to Jacqueline, Will and their little one!