Monday, September 20, 2010

outfit post: Polka-billy

Ahhhh, it's finally cooling down in Northern California, so I'm layering a bit, Under my 1950's polka dot print cotton dress, I'm wearing cuffed jeans for a little rockabilly flair. The dress is a dream, but unfortunately, one of the sleeves tore (the price of wearing old fabric, it's very fragile at times) so I just made the dress sleeveless with a pair of pinking shears. My favorite polkadot rectangular scarf, which often serves as a belt, matches PERFECTLY with this dress. All that's needed is a few random button pins, my shades and some animal print slip ons, and it's time to run some errands around town.

If you think about it, polka dots are sort of the urban animal print. A zebra, cheetah or panda may wear its dots and stripes for camouflage in the wilderness, and is that not what we do in our civilized dots? Look how well I blend into the dappled shade with my polka dots. Urban camouflage.

Now Wearing: 
  • Thrifted 1950's polka-dot print cotton dress, SPCA Thrift
  • Mui-Mui sunnies
  • Thrifted vintage polka dot scarf/belt
  • Cuffed jeans
  • Thrifted Animal print wedges, Thrift Store Outlet


Marie said...

SPCA thrift? We don't have one! Thank goodness, I would probably donate my whole check! Lovely combination, love the PDots and animal print together.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

mispapelicos said...

We must be connected somhow. I have been looking for a navy blue polka dot skirt for a while, and here you are in your polkadot splendor, wow!!
Un abrazo fuerte amiga mía.

Isquisofrenia said...

you know i really enjoy when you mixed and put together outfits like this!!


Cute!!! I love the leopard with the dots...and the whole rockabilly feel.

♥ V

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Sacramento: i just bought me my 2nd NAVY polka dot skirt, so will have to post it soon fo you!

Thank you V & C. <3

Julia said...

That dress is perfect on you, what a wonderful thrift find!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I love that you describe polka dots as the urbananimal print! that is such an accurate and creative description. you look amazing in the dress too.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I love this cute polka dot top, it looks great on you!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Oh layering...I dream about you! Temps in the 90s are keeping us from being together!

Simone Rennard said...

Oooo I like I like.
Polkadots are the raddest.

Marta said...

such a cool outfit! you combined the pieces in such fantastic way! awww, i adore polka dot and leo prints so much!

natale eve said...

Haha- I love that. Urban Camouflage. I'm surprised actually at how well the animal print camo and the urban camo mix- very nice.

Can't wait for the meet up this weekend :)

Heather Fonseca said...

Your dress is fantastic. I too love polka dots, and I just love them mixed with denim. Very nice outfit as usual! (Has it heated up in Sacramento this week? It was like 90 in LA yesterday. I'm already missing fall!)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

it's cooled a bit. but still muggy.