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!


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

    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 :)

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

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

  3. Love this. I felt transported. made me think of my favourite book The Help. Sassy Sewing Bees ❀

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

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

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

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


    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!

  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

    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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