The Citizen Rosebud

Seattle based blossom selling fresh picked vintage + pre-loves for you to bloom madly.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Good Foot

Que pasa people, que pasa? 

Feeling a bit of moody cowgirl, I wore my vintage Dingo kicks with my favorite floral frock. As it has recently turned CHILLY, this may be the last time you see my bare legs for a while, so drink it up people! 

The outfit is all thrifted save for the cute chevron tote I'm uh, toting. That is brand spanking new-  American made from House of Minerva. HoM is a labor of love for designer Kate Elfatah who designs her collection of totes and bags and aprons, as well as sewing custom pieces, and makes them all here in the U.S.A. Her designs are retro inspired and she's all about recycling her fabrics. 
Note the second handbag- a blistering gem of a vintage wicker handbag- in black with brown accents and is available in the Etsy shop. I've recently realized that it's cross body straps only for me- so I am reluctantly letting this beaute of a bag go. The label is Adoria, and I just adore it. Don't you? 
J'Adoria: Wicked Vintage Black Wicker Handbag is available on Etsy HERE.

I'll be posting more over at my SHOP THE CITIZEN blog, as I've been busy trying to list and sell my vast vintage and pre-loved empire on eBay and Etsy. With a very small home and pretty much enough stuff to open up a shop- I have got to get crackin' on my selling. As to not pollute these pages, I'll be posting some of my favorite finds over there, so please feel free to mosey over from time to time and check it out.

Here's my widget that I made for such a purpose. Can you tell I'd rather write and make widgets than to actually sell the goodies? Yes, but sell I must. In the parlance of the inestimable James Brown- ain't nothing going on but the rent.
How can you NOT feel good when listening to James Brown? 
That was my knee-jerk reaction when I saw this window the other day on my way to work: 

It put a smile on my face, and I felt awesome. 
Awesome too, is this incredible piece- and I had a bit of fun photographing to list on eBay:
Dragonfly Dreams: Pamela Tuohy original can be purchased HERE

For those who love drama and mani-festival destiny- I present you an original Pamela Tuohy designed one-of-a-kind find from the now defunct festival collection. Pamela is still going strong however, creating wearable art with her painter husband using original art and recycled precious metals and gemstones. I often visit their website, and sigh over the incredible creations. 

It's truly a song of poetry taking flight on dragonfly's wings. Unfortunately I am having metal allergies and seem to be unable to wear necklaces with metal, which is sadly, most necklaces. But I trust this song of songs will find its true wearer and live happy ever after. 

Meanwhile, it's a pedestrian dose of the day-to-day.  With the occasional happy dance. 

Now Wearing:
  • vintage wool hat, This N That Thrift
  • vintage bolo ties, thrifted (various sources)
  • vintage acrylic sweater, thrifted
  • vintage wicker handbag (buy it HERE)
  • the Reno tote c/o House of Minerva
  • cotton summer dress, Value Village
  • vintage floral broach, Value Village
  • studded leather cuff, Fringe
  • Dingo vintage leather booties, Thrift Town
Linking up to Patti for VISIBLE MONDAY- see you there


Beryl said...

I like your plaid umbrella poking out of that great Chevron Bag. I never heard of "The World is Fun" charity when I lived in Seattle. Good idea. Thanks for the outfit picture - I love them!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

I really like the floral dress. The pattern is so fine that it would work in a frame like a painting.

Marla said...

That is a great thrifted outfit. Love the dress.

c... said...

That outfit looks great ! The dress is so cute .

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

I love the floral + chevron + dark wicker mix! Your second photo is particularly stunning, you are awesomely dangerous in your hat and boots. Gorgeous!

Kitty said...

gorgeous outfit Bella! And I love that wicker handbag, I'm a sucker for them.xx.

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Love the outfit. The dress and cardigan look so good together. And I'm SUCH a sucker for a great tote bag -- always tempted to buy way too many of them.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

that chocker is so beautiful! too expensive for me but it's so exquisite

Miss Simmonds Says said...

that chocker is so beautiful! too expensive for me but it's so exquisite

Vix said...

I love this look, you look like you should be a sexy sidekick in an Antonio Banderas Mexican movie!

Patti said...

Oh, Vix has a great idea - sexy sidekick (or stunning star). Love all your vintage finds, and the purse is fabulous. Thanks for sharing it all with Visible Monday. said...

I REALLY LOVE this outfit!
You look so pretty, Bella!
How about James Brown? Brings back some good ol' memories.

Heather Fonseca said...

Ah Bella, I'm so happy to see you haven't stopped personal style blogging all together. Your outfit is really cute. I'd love to see how you deal with the cold up there so i hope some style posts make it on the blog.

I like both bags, but the chevron tote is especially cute.

seƱora Allnut said...

love your floral dress & cute bag outfit, and Love that awesomeness is spreading the world!
besos encantados

The Style Crone said...

The double bags are fabulous, as are you in this 'moody cowgirl' look. Thrifted, gifted, vintage, recycled, repurposed. Who has the time or inclination for retail???

pastcaring said...

Thrifted and vintage - 100% more awesome than retail!
Love the dress and the double-bagging! xxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

You look far more awesome in your thrifted and vintage then any model strutting down a runway wearing some $10,000 designer outfit!!

Veshoevius said...

I love that dress, the floral print, the colours, but what really makes this outfit is the hat! Love that wicker basket too!

pao said...

Love it all, Bella - from hat to boots!

Sheila said...

I'm in love with that necklace - I love the green beads.

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Love this outfit Bella! The hat, necklaces dress, shoes.. Perfect.

Melanie said...

I love your expression in this photo - you are one no-nonsense vintage fashionista! Value Village, baby!

Sacramento Amate said...

You know I am 100% thrifty, and adore you.
I am of to check your shop, ahhhhhhhhhhhh. What a pity to live so far aprta, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

playingwithscarves said...

LOL Bella:-)))) You really look unhappy on the photo... You are so fun!
I love love the vintage bag. Cute!
Anne (Playing with Scarves)

JaninJabitt said...

You never fail to amaze me with your ability to put diverse elements together in one drop-dead amazing outfit. Looking serious, and seriously well turned out.
Thanks for being Visible!

Willow said...

That certainly is an impressive outfit being 99% thrifted! Comprised of some great finds too (lovely hat!)

I'm envious of your chilly weather, I live in the Southern Hemisphere so it's almost Summer for me, and I long for cool weather and to be able to get my tights out again!

Lovely wicker handbag, too. I'm off to take a look at your Etsy store.

kaffesoester said...

The colours of that dress are so beautiful, and have just the right vintage feel! Your bags are very cute - I'll visit your Etsy shop soon! I loving your bare legs too, wishing it was me!

Krista said...

I am drinking it all in bare legs and all! I love the outfit, your attitude and that you are selling your wares! I have seen some of the stuff up for grabs and I know one of them will spark a I gotta have it soon!
The sun came out today and I wanted to cry I have missed it so much!

Lynne DeVenny said...

Bella, you are 100% FIERCE! So happy you're sharing pics and can't wait to check out your wares :)

JTWisdom said...

That dress is so pretty and I have a heart for cool handbags.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Bella, your style is just amazing. From top to bottom you are just fabulous.

Unknown said...

I love how cheerful and happy your outfits are, Bella! Beyond just being cute, they always make me smile. Darling dress, so your aesthetic. Will you be wearing it again in warmer weather with the beautiful blossom crown from your profile pic? That would be lovely!!! ~Sarah of Sarah Hulbert Style

Style Higher™ said...

James Brown, YEAH! I used to play that song in the factory back in day when I made Tooth Soap®! Those days are headed towards me again because I am going back to work once we open in Atlanta. Indeed, I will be getting on the good foot soon! xo


This may be one of my favourite outfits of yours, I love the colours and prints here especially the wicket bag. Wishing you a splendid holiday, it's approaching November raining season there no? Hopefully you're nestled wonderfully (with a artsy cuppa sitting) by the fireplace soon! xo /Madison

Sarah the Stylist said...

Such great vivid colors! Darling dress!

Yesterday I noticed that with the exception of my necklace, everything I wore was thrifted! Love it when that happens.

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The White List said...

Loving the dress!!! And the legs of course! :-)

Serene McEntyre said...

Alright Bella! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I think this may be, hands down, my favorite outfit of's just gorgeous! I'd wear it in a heartbeat but I don't think I'd look half as good as you do! And the best accessory? Your fierce Bad "A" look on your face! I LOVE it! Hugs! ~Serene


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