|Surviving the Everyday. Feeling Fabulous|
There's a dress shop in my neighborhood that puts a sandwich board on the sidewalk in front that quotes Bill Cunningham: "Fashion is the armor to survive everyday life." Inside the shop, some pretty tasty "armor."
Inside me, full agreement.
|The Art of War(drobe): Style Samaurai. Ninja Dandy. Personal Style Gives You Strength to Take on the World.|
I mean, I could've put on any T-shirt, but I picked THIS T-shirt (a primo vintage Cure concert T) another amazing steal from the boyfriend's closet. And while I needed some sunglasses to protect my eyes from UV rays, the ones chosen were deliberately picked to reference fashion. They're my homage to the inimitable Iris Apfel, "geriatric starlet," and all ages fashion icon. The jacket, a recent score and immediate wardrobe favorite: a blue/green vintage men's wool plaid blazer (with the most incredible hand tailoring details and paisley lining!) along with my trusty everyday handbag, a thrifted Keds plaid tote, because wearing plaid makes me feel like "me." When I feel like me, I feel confident. I like to come off in my way of dress, as an original, a little off center, with an edge of street cred, and a smidge of cool. With my Bob Dylan hair, signature punky/beaded cuffs, vintage "flair" and sneaker wedges, I felt all of the above, and very "me," ready to take on the world.
Sassy. Armored. Fashion-able.
What fashions do you put on to face the world?
|#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST 100% Thrifted.|
- retro sunnies, Cuffs
- vintage plaid blazer, thrifted
- vintage Cure T-shirt c/o boyfriend
- vintage cuffs, thrifted
- jeggings, Labels Consignment
- Keds plaid handbag, Goodwill
- Rocket Dog sneaker wedges, Value Village
Watch it: Bill Cunningham New York