|brown wool hat: Parkhurst Basque beret, Netty Vintage|
long green-gold velveteen jacket: Della Spiga, Winners (~2005), previously worn belted with two of my favourite outfits here and here
suitcase, sticker, and key print dress: Myrtlewood of California, ModCloth
crinoline underneath: Netty Vintage, worn here and here
brown wrap belt: Netty Vintage, worn here
olive green ankle boots: Fluevog Swordfish Surrealist Pizza
Given my line of work (look here too) and sense of humour, how in the world could I resist a dress printed all over with baggage? And with my love of Fluevog Swordfish shoes abiding 20+ years (you've seen two of my three "homegrown vintage" pairs: Tara T-straps and oxblood Chelsea boots), what was I to do when Fluevog brought the Swordfish family back?
silver earrings: Lollapalooza vendor, early '90s
brown, silver, and hematite bead necklace: jewelry booth ~20 years ago, worn here
Despite the altered state of shopping known semi-affectionately around here as the "Aw, DAMMIT" I remain completely allergic to paying full price. Being that "Aw, DAMMIT" is very different from "I actually need it" plus I am blissfully immune to giving a hoot about trends, I lie in wait for substantial coupon codes, and / or sometimes let several seasons pass while prices come down (see red clogs, Tom Ford sunglasses).
In the case of these boots, as the stock in my size dwindled alarmingly, I used a chunk of store credit I'd been hoarding for half a year. And it was my birthday. For many years now, I have been celebrating milestones, events, and goal accomplishments with shoes. :)
I'm marching on over to Style Crone for the amazing Judith's Hat Attack #5, and wonderful Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style. Do come with, and see all the fabulous headwear and outfits!