Monday, June 27, 2011

outfit post: Minor Swing

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.  ~John Barrymore

Trust me: I'm smiling BIG-TIME on the inside. I recently wore my newest favorite outfit, cobbled together by two of my most recent purchases- a grand vintage straw hat from the charming Crimson & Clover boutique AND a bitchin' striped blouse from the new Goodwill that opened last week in Midtown. I feel at once modern and vintage, with some sort of Renoir-esque retro thrown in for good measure. The outfit was comfortable and looked sharp- so you know I loved it!

As of late, there's been a lot of opportunities in development, and while I want to wait a bit to officially share it all with you, let's just say I've got some tasty tidbits on my plate and I am looking forward


to this Fall! I've going to be very busy in the coming weeks, and it is all thanks to you. None of the wonderful adventures ahead would be lying in wait if I hadn't have started this blog, and if I haven't have had such a wonderful bunch of readers and friends here to support me. So....big kisses from me to you! Thank you for being part of my adventures!

Now Wearing:
  • 1950's vintage straw hat, Crimson & Clover
  • Signature sunnies
  • Vintage B/W striped blouse, the new Goodwill Boutique
  • Record Cuff, Cuffs
  • 7 For All Mankind jean skirt
  • Steve Madden shoes

42 comments:

QueenVII said...

OMFG! this is definitely a FAVEd outfit. it is so cool and those shoes and the hat and the blouse are amazing!!!! bravo, darling on looking AMAZING

Lee Oliveira said...

"Helloo?!! Bella speaking..! you must know me!.. Bella, the stylish girl in Sacramento"...
Gorgeous shirt.. I want it
lee x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

You look like an updated Renoir - love it, especially the hat!

http://www.dailyartfixx.com/2011/02/25/pierre-auguste-renoir-1841-1919-2/

Sara said...

Your look is so cool, so great outfit!! I adore the whole package :) you mixed everything perfectly!!

sacramento said...

You look so wonderful, Bella. I can´t hardly wait to hear the good news.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Anika http://www.byanika.com said...

Darling, there are no limits to how far you can go. I am so exited to hear what you got cooking, and I am so glad to have met you, you gem you. You know you are drop dead georg, right? <3 Anika

Frocktasia said...

Awesome sunnies & I love the hat and stripes too.
Take care luv,
Jennie
xXx

Serene said...

Adorable! Oh how I love a great find! The video you posted is WONDERFUL!!! I may have to pass it on to my boys! It's just happy music! Hugs pretty girl! ~Serene

Misfits Vintage said...

LOVE the hat/sunnies/shirt/shoes SO MUCH! You look gorgeous Bella and I can't wait to hear about your opportunities... and congratulations!

Sarah xxx

dcresider said...

I love stripes. I've been looking for anything striped lately and just found a dress from H&M. I haven't posted it yet. Great music above!! Reminds me of Squirrel Nut Zippers.

BREAK FAST HABITS said...

Loved your quote. Reminded me a bit of Lennon's: 'life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans'. Glad you're happy, love your snazzy outfit.

frontrowspectator.com said...

you look so cute! And I'm excited for your plans... can't wait to hear about them Bella! xo

RocquelleIsLovely said...

I'm thinking this is my favorite outfit yet!! The stripes, hat, heart sunglasses, denim, and heels with a ruffle...PERFECT on you dear Bella! I'm so excited about what life has in store for you beautiful!!

Rebecca said...

I agree that you look modern and vintage at the same time, which is such a nice contrast. I like the sunglasses.

annimal said...

Can't wait to read the next chapter in the book of Bella, it's gonna be juicy!! And as always, you are well dressed for the exciting role!

Dhamma said...

Sweet outfit!! Love the hat, I can't ever get one to fit my fat head! Can't wait to hear your news.:)

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I frickin love this outfit.

Franca said...

so happy for you! I love your hat!

Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

I love the hat! I love the Jonh Barrymore quote! I love that things are going so well for you!!!

Kirstin Marie said...

I can't wait to hear about all of your new adventures you are about to embark on. I love your stripes with your heart shaped glasses.

nikkibit said...

Looking gorgeous as usual! BTW, I LOVED the necklace you wore when we had beers the other day! I think it was a large silver eagle. Where on earth did you get that?!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

That was Kerry's fab score from Goodwill. I was wearing at it so she could look at it while we had beers...lol.

Santina said...

I love this outfit. I mean, I love all stripes, but black and white ones are my absolute favorite. I'm wearing them over in my post today, too!

seƱora Allnut said...

whouuu, love the whole outfit and that picturesque inspiration, specially the striped shirt and the pretty hat: you're awesome!
besos

Terri said...

Oh, I love the hat...and can't wait to find out what's cookin' for you.

Jenmarie said...

I really like this vertical striped top on you, Bella! I am also very excited to hear about what you're going to be up to this Fall!

The Style Crone said...

Great head wear and looking forward to hearing about your new tasty tidbit!

Metsy said...

I was looking at the photos and thinking that the overall look reminded me of something... then you said Renoir and I was like "yes!". Awesome!

Helga! said...

Talk about a tease.......can't wait to hear what's ahppening for you!
Love this funky little outfit! Working it!!
xxx

My Heart Blogged said...

I love this outfit. The blouse is kindof punk rock, yet the fit is feminine. The hat is truly amazing on you.

WendyB said...

Loving the black and white!

Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

I absolutely love this look on you!! The skirt looks awesome on you!! It's good to be back! I missed you TONS!! :)

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Aww, yay!! Can't wait to watch everything play out for you. :) Love the stripes!

Casee Marie said...

So excited for all this fabulousness you have coming at you. (The future's so bright you gotta wear shades? Sorry, I had to do it.) And I'm also very excited about this outfit, hello! That striped top is divine, and the shoes, and just everything. Also loved the inclusion of Django - my sister's ballet company did a piece with his music a few years ago. It was essentially my introduction and Minor Swing is my fave!

Mode Plus said...

That's amazing to read. I think I saw something on twitter but I'm not sure. Well, congrats on all the good stuff happening in your life.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Ga! You scored at the Goodwill with that shirt and I'm swooning over your splendid hat - what an AMAZING combo!!!! You deserve good things to come your way lovely Bella - you're beautiful inside and out **big hugs** xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Prutha Raithatha said...

adorable outfit

jill815 said...

You're like a modern Gibson girl, with some Lolita thrown in (the sunglasses), and a dash of flapper too (the shoes). You are killing me on Twitter, love your comments, they are a fun little morale boost.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Good to hear you're smiling poppet. You're looking too cute in the stripe shirt and straw hat combo!
Love it!
x.o.x.o

JTWisdom said...

Look at you all dolled up, that shirt is so crisp and sharp. Congrats on your successes Bella!

ashley said...

Darling, I have to tell you- I watched Coco Avant Chanel last night and I couldn't stop thinking about how a lot of her fashion reminds me of you! A gorgeous brunette in some menswear inspired get-ups?! And the hats?? Come on girl. You and Coco are inspirational, strong women. I thank you!

xoxo

Stacy said...

Oh my...the hat! The stripes! The shoes! You're killing me. I love this look.

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