It was a cold and rainy day- too wet and grey to run outside and take photos. But inspired by my blogger friends from across the globe, my outfit was made in technicolor. If you are a new reader, you purhaps don't know yet that I LOVE the color combo of red, white and blue. I can be seen frolicking in these most bold and optimistic color mix HERE, HERE, HERE. But usually the blue leans more towards navy. Today I am electric in a vibrant cobalt blue. Which makes me think of Ariane, +40 blogger and resident gorgeous hipster, who makes being over 50 years of age, look uber cool. If Style Sud-Est is NOT already on your blogroll, I urge you to stop reading this, take a moment and add her. And, YOU are welcome.
Other +40 style beacons who rock this electric mix are Oz/Kiwi goddesses, Misfit Sarah, and the irrepressible Helga Von Trollop. I will, for your own dignity, presume they are already on your blog reading list. These ladies were the inspiration for me to wear what I normally call my summer colors, year 'round, and this fall/winter, I've been playing with cold weather versions of the red, white and blue.
I'm not sure how successful I was in pulling of the whole look- I love certain elements of the outfit, but feel I need to tweak the look a bit. Comic or cartoonish wasn't the look I was going for, but I wouldn't mind a vintage T-shirt with a big Superman S on the chest to pair with the blazer and skirt. Fighting crime, one polka dot at a time.
Speaking of Superman, my neighborhood has the saddest little antique shop. It's an old school antique shop, dark, gloomy and dusty BUT stacked to the ceiling with great furniture, books, doo-dads and collectibles. Jewelry, movie and WW2 memiorbilia jostle with eachother in every nook and corner. There's some phenom historical military costumes for sale there, too, that just blow me away.
Yet, every time I visit, sadly, I'm the only customer. The owner, a thin quiet man in his fifties, just seems so sweet- and how he loves to show me his vintage collections. You can tell he loves the stuff he sells. I just wish he could sell it. Of course he scoffs at Facebook fan pages, Twitter, even selling on eBay- and oh boy- the super hero in me just wants to leap in and help him discover the future of the thriving 21st century Antique store- where people are crowding the place, whether a brick and mortar store, or shopping it online.
The place is called the Daily Planet, and you can find it on Phinney Ridge in Seattle:
The Daily Planet
6106 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, Wa 98103
If you happen to visit, please tell Richard, Bella the Citizen Rosebud sent you!
|Crazy for Cashmere: Star of the show is this mad, mad, mint condition vintage cashmere blazer.|
- vintage plaid scarf
- concert T-shirt, c/o boyfriend's closet
- vintage cashmere blazer, (Wanna buy? Interested parties e-mail me)
- button embellished plaid mini, buy it HERE
- arm candy: boyfriend's skater watch, white leather cuff
- jeggings, pre-loved from Labels Consignement
- Swedish clogs, similar HERE
- vintage pleather handbag, from Beats and Bohos