Style Inspiration: The Mighty Boosh Zooniverse Jacket

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It seems strange that just a couple of weekends ago I was all bundled up because the early signs of summer finally hit LA this week. I sweated it out selling at the Rose Bowl Flea Market just this past weekend, but Memorial Day weekend (which is supposed to usher in summer fun) was cold and gloomy! I guess it did give me a chance to wear one of my favorite outfits one last time for the season.

This thrifted vest started its life much longer, but I chopped it since I wanted a more cropped look. That meant I also had to shorten the pockets so they wouldn’t hang out of the bottom! I’ve never actually done that before and it turned out to be super easy. I’ve been super into cutting garments and leaving the edge raw as well. There’s just something casual and kind of punk that I love about the fraying.

Fun fact: I think of this vest as my “Mighty Boosh jacket” because it always reminds me of the zookeeper jackets they wear in season 1 of the show. I’m definitely taking some styling tips from Vince Noir with the scarf too - haha!


I guess this is also the blog debut of my Ziggy Stardust mullet! It definitely won’t survive the late summer heat (I hate having hair on my neck) so I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts. I think I need to bust out my Bowie costume from a few Halloweens ago and do a photoshoot once it’s gets a bit longer.


The Story of a Vaguely Southwestern Purple Bow Blouse

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Like so many things that ultimately end up staying in my own wardrobe, this blouse was originally earmarked for the shop. But there was a broken button on the front, and did I really want to replace ALL of the buttons, and wouldn't it just look great with my jumper and yellow tights? This is how I go from selling something to having a packed closet!

And I have to admit, it DOES look great with my gray jumper and yellow tights, and as an added bonus, it also matches my glasses. I will not apologize for being lazy and keeping this blouse!


A Pop of Pink

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I just can't get into the holiday spirit. No matter how hard I try, year after year, it doesn't happen for me here in LA. The weather will not allow it! Don't get me wrong, it was an absolutely delightful day last Sunday when we took these photos. It just isn't holiday weather though. I'll do my best, but I don't think it'll really hit me until we arrive in the frozen midwest in a couple weeks. The one saving grace is that it cooled down enough to wear tights...at least I have that!


70s Chevron Striped Sundress

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Yes, it's still warm enough to wear sandals, but you're probably pretty sick of me complaining about the heat, so let's move on...

I wore this lovely, summery outfit to the Hammer Museum a few weeks ago, but I just didn't feel like taking photos that day. Is it just me, or do other bloggers sometimes recreate an outfit just for a photoshoot days (or even weeks) after you actually wore it? I mean, I wasn't even going anywhere the day I put this on for the photoshoot. I literally put it on, went outside to shoot it, and then promptly changed when I got back inside. I don't know why, but it feels like cheating for some reason! 

All 'cheating' aside, this is one of my favorite vintage pieces. Who doesn't love a colorful 70s sundress? The black vest and sandals help to weigh things down a bit and make the whole look a bit more seasonally appropriate. It is October after all! Hopefully I'll be able to sport some actual fall outfits soon.

Vintage Dress: eBay / Vest: Goodwill / Hat: Atlantis Attic / Sunglasses: Rose Bowl Flea / Sandals: H&M / Bracelet: Target


The Spectacular Fantastic

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I'm kind of in love with the color story for this outfit. Who knew orange and green were such a great combo? Now I do! My friend Mike loaded me up with some t-shirts when I was back in Cincinnati for Christmas/Festivus, and this is one of them. Man, I love a good t-shirt. You can throw it on with jeans to go to the grocery on Sunday afternoon or you can make an awesome outfit like this for a Friday at the office! Works equally as well in either situation. Anyway, this shirt is for Mike's former band / current recording project, The Spectacular Fantastic. They're one of the bands we used to go see all the time back when we lived in Cincy. Check them out on Spotify sometime! I would personally suggest starting with Just My Luck from the 2004 album Vortex of Vacancy. That one was always fun live!

Vintage Sweater: Goodwill / Shorts & Earrings: Buffalo Exchange / Boots: Beacon's Closet / Tights: We Love Colors