Saturday, February 20, 2010

Red would, Redwood.


Around the corner from my house, stands a grand beauty: a great old redwood tree. She towers over her surroundings, a genial sentinel to the alley that runs behind our avenue.  

I thought this redwood tree would make a terrific backdrop to a "what I wore today." To be honest, I feel she stole the show.  What I wore: 
  • Vintage B&W plaid car coat with leather buttons and trim. THRIFTED.
  • Vintage plaid wool shawl. THRIFTED.
  • Red thermal shrug:  a CITIZEN ROSEBUD original
  •  Black Tissue T-shirt: GAP
  • Levi's dark rinse short shorts. THRIFTED.
  • Black Tights: TARGET.
  • Grey knee-high socks: TARGET.
  • Black flat scrunch boots. THRIFTED.
  •  Vintage Red leather purse. THRIFTED. 


Feeling like a plaid Zapatista here. Boldly mysterious in my vintage plaid wool scarf with yarn fringe.


I really liked the shots taken with my coat on.  The strong grid graphic of the coat played up nicely against the rough reddish tree texture of the bark. 

 The tree had an immense presence, like a great-grandma sitting out on her porch keeping an eye on the kiddies. Perfect posture. Here's to aging with as much poise and beauty as this tree. I may visit here again more often.

-Bella Q
Photo credits: Lori Blair-Taffuri


Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

yay so many thrifted pieces! i am obsessed with thrift shopping ;)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thanks LTAF! i too LOVE thrift shopping. NOTE: correction: the jean shorts are Ralph Lauren not LEVI's as stated. They are still thrifted.

kiwaczek2 said...

that coat is awesome. and those sunglasses - so 60s! cool

TM said...

looks cool!!! I like your haircut!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome coat!;))

xoxo M.

Kristin said...

Your hair is increidble! I has a similar cut a few years back, and could not pull it off half as good as you do! I love your outfit too!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks for all the compliments. Shucks!

TM said...

My mood for spring is in someway colourfull, in anotherway not...
Maybe because you can´t think much about spring looking at german weather.
I have a favel for yumidresses at the moment.

Anna said...

Love everything on this outfit but I just fell in love with your scarf.
Stop by

Marta said...

you look incredible in red! i like your haircut very much as well! years ago i had such short hair, but i looked... well bad. also, great sunglasses!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Anna, the scarf is awesome, yes? YES! i love the thing!

Marta, you made my day with your compliments. ; )

calivintage said...

ooh that plaid scarf is such an incredible find. and i love that you mixed plaid with plaid. so fun!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thanks, Erin. any compliments coming from you mean a lot, stylish lady!