Sunday, October 30, 2022

OUTFIT POST: Barbour Coat

Classic colors, classic patterns but with a twist. 

These photos were taken in the studio. Gearing up for a chilly Fall.


 Vintage African cowrie shell collar, available at Black Iris Vintage

Black spandex wiggle skirt worn as top, Uniqlo clearance

Buffalo plaid flannel circle skirt, Amazon

Barbour quilted field jacket, available HERE

Pink sheer ankle socks, Snag Tights 

Vintage Goth platform shoes, coming soon to Black Iris Vintage

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

OUTFIT POST Exotic Quixotic



I took these photos the December of 2020, when it was cold enough to wear this toasty (and heavy) vintage hunter's jacket, and I felt really comfortable in this outfit of reds, black and white. There's nothing high fashion about this look, in fact it looks a bit proletarian to me, and I think I love it all the more for that. 

I feel like I look very much like "me." And I like the pattern play and the color mix. For me, the color mix of black, red and white are probably one of the most flattering, and it really creates a presence. This is something I wear when "working" which includes sorting, cleaning and well pretty much anything that needs to get done. Here's another outfit featuring this vintage hunter coat: SNOW DAY WITH BONNET

Coming up, I'll be posting a couple more Winter Lewks, then catch you up on some fun spring outfits I've been wearing. They share some common elements, such as being mostly secondhand sourced, or from my own closet, as well as focusing on "forever style."


  • Star Wars/Van cotton bandana, thrifted 
  • JC Penny's vintage 1980s wool hunter jacket, eBay
  • Vintage 90s science tee, thrifted
  • Vintage Navajo silver jewelry, Black Iris Vtg
  • JW Anderson for Uniqlo gingham skirt, Uniqlo
  •  Striped nylon socks, We Love Colors
  • Leather clogs, neighbor free pile

Friday, April 8, 2022

ROSEBUD RAMBLE: You Tik-y You Tok-y, Me 8-Track-y


While a normal person in my age bracket would be working on brushing up her TikTok skillz, I am plunging back in the medium that first connected me to the people I connect with on the internet. Not sure why, other than I am sort of an odd, old fashioned gal, who just wants to do it the way I want to do it.


So bear with me, I'm feeling rusty, but determined. I'd like to use this channel as a way to share some of my thoughts on sustainable fashion, personal style and the power of community.  Stay tuned.....

Meanwhile, here are some older, earlier posts from some years ago, that I still connected to- and here they are, in no particular order: 

There are also some people I'd like to thank for visiting this page! They are lovely souls, I'm honored to connect with and they have blogs too, so DO consider visiting their blogs as well: