Friday, February 28, 2014

The Roaring 20's

Happy Friday!
Today’s post takes place at a very busy transit station in Los Angeles. 
My husband thought that it would provide the perfect backdrop for this vintage outfit. 
I believe he was right J
 The architecture and design is simply magnificent. 
I wish I could go back in time, and truly experience it in it's 'Hey Day'.
I’ll admit, being photographed in such a busy terminal took me well outside of my comfort zone. 
There were so many people, and I like to avoid a crowd when possible. 
We seemed to draw attention but I'm not sure why. 
Trust me: There were a number of sights that were by far, more interesting and entertaining - LOL! 

I believe that I am learning to mentally disengage from my fears (at least some of them). 
This was a great exercise to test out that theory.
As I have said time and time again, I am smitten by all things vintage. 
For me, that does not mean that an item must be old or used. 
Rather, it means that something about the item represents a style era that resonates with my personality and style. 
We vacationed in Sweden a little over a year ago. 
I spotted this dress inside an Indiska Shop in Old Town Stockholm.
 What a fabulous, eclectic place it was! 
It reminds me of the roaring 20’s with it's delicate and feminine feel.
This time around I paired it with a vintage feather hat, and a vintage cashmere overcoat - both already in my collection. 
The air has been somewhat cool the past few days, which affords me wonderful opportunities to dabble in my winter stash. 
After all, I am a gal from the Midwest J

Hat: Vintage, thrifted
Earrings: India, gifted
Statement Necklace: Nordstrom
Dress: Indiska
Gloves: Vintage, thrifted
Clutch: 'The Block'; Vintage, thrifted (worn here)
Jeweled Heels: Kelly & Katie
Cashmere Overcoat: Vintage, thrifted

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. You drew attention 'cause you are Beautiful!!!!!!

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    1. LOL! Neti you're just saying that! Trust me, I was trying to keep my eyes off of all of the entertainment that was happening around me :)

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  2. You look absolutely gorgeous! Have a great Weekend ;)

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    1. Thanks Claudia! I'm so happy it's the weekend-enjoy!

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  3. Love this. I felt transported. made me think of my favourite book The Help. Sassy Sewing Bees https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees ❀


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    1. Aw, thanks Sassy! I loved the movie, but haven't had a chance to read the book yet.

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  4. This outfit is amazing and if it were posted here in black and white, you could BE in that era!

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    1. Thank you Leah! I might print up a few shots for the scrapbook :)

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  5. This outfit is everything! I love it all, head to toe! Roaring 20's inspired for sure!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thanks Whitney! I sometimes feel like I was born in the wrong era, but then I think of all of the hardships I would have had to cope with back then. Fashion/style would have been the least of my concerns!

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  6. Gorgeous outfit! I love all things vintage fashion, vintage-inspired fashion, and pink. You look so ladylike and chic! That terminal truly is the perfect backdrop. I get so self-conscious about public photo shoots. I'm glad this one pushed you out of your comfort zone in a good way. We just moved to a new city and apartment, and I haven't left my balcony for photos. And I'm even nervous people are watching there! lol I've gotta get my butt to the park or something for a more interesting backdrop!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you very much Liz! I am quite vintage obsessed, I love the style eras of the past. I used to be extremely uncomfortable to take pictures anywhere in public, but bit by bit I am learning to overcome that fear. I kinda have to block people out, almost as if they do not exist :)

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