February 11, 2010

This is the story of your red right ankle

The Worst Pies in London

Headband- F21
Blouse- Vintage
Dress- Self Made
Crinolin-Vintage via Wasteland in LA
Shoes- Secondhand Nanette Lepour
I love it when a theme presents itself during the week. My week began looking through antiques, listening to The Decemberists, reminicing about Ireland, and thinking Romantical Victorian Rainy thoughts. These themes are still going strong and I'm pretty sure that is where the inspiration for today's outfit came from. That or I am chanelling my inner Mrs. Lovett.

We fused like a Family, but I will not mourn for you

Oh and can I have a bit of a rant right now? Y'know I fully appreciate that it can be seen as weird to take photographs of yourself to post on the internet. I completely aknowledge that it is an odd thing in this town to see some girl dressed up like a mourning victorian doll/Circus performer/melodramatic silent film star (someone asked me this morning if I'd been inspired by Mrs. Sees of See's Candy?). But that does not mean that you have the right to be rude. So blodies in jeans and hoodies I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't go and get your friends and come out to watch me and point and laugh. And Mr. Macho Cop, it is none of your business who
exactly I am taking pictures of. It's a free country. And dear, dear, gangster boy, I will stop showing my lacy slip when you learn to belt your pants. Okay rant over.

From Stairway to Station We Made A Sensation

Funny story about this dress. I made it. I started making it in August right before my Birthday. Then I was going to finish it so I could wear it to see The Decemberists (this blog should really be renamed to The Girl Who Yammers About The Decemberists A Lot) in October. Well I finished it last Saturday finally. it wasn't that it was particularly difficult to make or anything, I just never bothered finishing it. Also the bodice was originally two long rectangles and I had to re adjust the top of it, like, about twenty times before I got it to fit right. But I am pretty happy with the way it came out. There are a few things I would change, but not very many. So all in all I'm pretty happy with it. Plus it's made of a really soft cotton and will be absolutely perfect for the Californian summers I am leaving behind. I keep forgetting that I won't actually have to deal with summer here and have bought/made a ton of summer clothes that are super thin. So basically I'm going to freeze in Portland! Yay!

We're Kings Among Runaways


Mrs. Lovett 2

Mrs. Lovett?


I set my hair in these vintage metal curlers I found a week or so ago (and forgot to take pictures of). They come out in perfect ringlets. I brushed out the rest of the ringlets and pinned it on my head, then let the two ringlest hang on the side. I quite love the way it came out!


And these shoes! These are Nanette Lepour shoes my dad found in a vintage shop on Sunday. Not only are they actually comfortable, they're stinking cute too! These are the ones I wore on Tuesday when I had that crazy hectic day (I got a comment asking what shoes they were). I think it's love.
Has your week been themed?


  1. I love your outfit, I know how it feels though that people stare at your outfit. That belt and gangster one made me laugh and amen to that! =)

  2. I love the dress! That will be such a perfect little summer dress. Your hair looks amazing!! Absolutely lovely, and so Victorian. Mrs. Lovett would be proud. :)

  3. ooooohhh... there's the shoes! ure right, absolutely cute!