Friday, April 12, 2013

Miss Mod

I spent some time trying to make these photos look like they could have been Technicolor-ish and I think I got the effect I wanted.

It's been a moment since I've done an outfit post.
I haven't gotten a chance to show off this amazing scarf I found at Wicker Park boutique that is closing, Caza. Formerly Lenny & Me (which was a fantastic vintage shop) owners are closing due to rent being raised. This scarf couldn't be more me. It has hand pockets too!

I also found these over-sized orange-ish flower earrings at what I call a "little junk store" for a dollar over on Milwaukee Ave. I didn't need them, but I can't resist plastic jewelry. And a dollar?! Yes please.

 I'd take more photos outside, but it still hasn't been all that nice out in the Midwest yet, topping out at about 47 degrees today. Not normal this time of year. Plus, I have a fabulously retro house, so why not stay inside?

 This outfit is a variation on one I wore to work sometime last week. The whole "mod" thing could be gimmicky to most people, but I've had elements of this particular style in me as long as I can remember. As a kid, I listened to nothing but oldies radio and counted "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock among my favorite songs. My favorite album was the Beatles' Past Masters Volume 1, 2nd disc specifically. So you can't really blame me. Blame mostly my dad.

I HAD to have these shoes when I saw them last year on DSW's website. Anyone who knows me well knows that I actually despise shoes but these called my name. I spent about $80 on them which is insane for me but they're also me in shoe-form. By fantastically fun UK brand Irregular Choice.

Sort of ridiculous candelabra pictures, but lately me and Max have been having fun late at night, watching Night Gallery. The last one we watched was 2 stories about "haunted" houses, but haunted in a slightly different sense and by people you're familiar with. I don't think Night Gallery is Rod Serling's best work (as he didn't have as much creative control over it as Twilight Zone) but I have seen much of Twilight Zone from marathons as a kid on New Year's Day. It's nice to see something "new".

I'm off to go work on cutting the fabric finally for the Judy dress as I finalized my sewing patterns the other night. I just need to cut and sew now!

 Dress: Kiki Ponte Dress by Brooklyn Industries
Cardigan: H&M
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Irregular Choice

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