The first post of 2015 is actually some pictures I never got around to posting in December. Taken after a good chunk of my family had seen the last movie in the Hobbit series, this photo series/outfit post is remarkable in that I am smiling in at least one of the photos. It's so much easier to have your photo taken if someone else is in it too.
(My uncle decided to photo bomb. My mother took all of the photographs.)
Dress: 1920s, estate sale
Tote: Shakespeare and Co.
Belt + necklace: vintage
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
(This is my "What the hell are you doing? Please get out of my picture" face.)
(And this me when I'm amused. If only you could hear my laugh. It has been described as sounding like how a dolphin would laugh.)
I first saw "Almost Famous" this summer and have since watched it an abnormally large number of times since. From the first viewing on, I have been in love with Penny Lane's sense of style. This is in spite of the fact that I have in the past hated 1970s clothing. I think part of my love for her costumes has to do with the romantic and interesting yet unfussy vibe they give off, and the mingling of old and new pieces.
The costume designer of "Almost Famous" said she used a little vintage for Penny Lane's wardrobe but mostly handmade the costumes (with the help of her team). The famous coat was inspired by the coats of the 1920s and her lacy crop tops were made out of table cloths. She found the jeans Penny wore in Seattle! vintage stores. What I want to know is where did she find that perfect peasant blouse?
I hope to dress a little more like her come the new year. I've already bought my peasant blouse.
It is one of my all time favorite times of year: the Christmas season! I have very few original thoughts about the Christmas season, so I won't bother listing them here. I mostly like how all of my family is nice to each other and we do fun things together. Also I have never been to Pike Place Market in December before (in spite of living in the Seattle area for six years). It is so beautiful. Downtown in general is a fun place to meander during the holiday season, with its lights and window displays.
Also here is the closest thing I can do to an outfit photo right now. It is dark by five p.m. here. I'm wearing a 1940s dress with my coat and my grandmother's slip on shoes. I am fashion, clearly.