I’m in love with modern moonlight : 01.03.2015

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128 when it’s dark outside.


Boston tank : truly madly deeply
Southwestern intarsia bell sleeve cardigan : penrose (vintage 70s)
Bone & shell slice necklace : thrifted vintage
Silver tone fringed necklace : forever 21

xxx

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It’s a fine romance, but it’s left me so undone

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It’s always darkest before the dawn


Leopard print faux fur coat : thrifted vintage 60s
Red Velvet duster : stiletto (vintage 80s)
Chariot dress : Wild Unknown x 4th & Rose
Harness boots : Frye via buffalo exchange
Leather buckle bag with tassel : manō (vintage 90s)

I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with my mother today. We couldn’t have picked a better day. It was beautiful out, almost 60 degrees.
We went to see Hollywood Glamour: fashion & jewelry from the silver screen. We try to see every fashion exhibit that comes to town. This one was small, but lovely.

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This is what the room looks like when you enter. They did a lovely job arranging things. There are designs by Coco Chanel, Edith Head & others.

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These were my two favorite pieces, both designed by Travis Blanton. On the left, a silk crepe, silk chiffon & fox fur hostess gown worn by Marlene Dietrich in Desire. On the right, a silk chiffon gown embroidered with glass beads & lame thread worn by Carole Lombard in No Man of Her Own.

Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.

xxx

I’m pulling my questions from my shelf

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I’m asking forgiveness.


hard rock Hanoi tee : bloodbuzz vintage
floral gauze dress : thrifted (vintage 90s)
destroyed & patched 512s : Levi’s (thrifted vintage 80s)
tooled leather belt : dollar store
studded & buckled ankle boots : ecote
coin necklace & triple layer necklace : forever 21
silver turquoise cuffs : vintage navajo
grey beanie : savers

I've been wearing these jeans a lot lately. They're so goddamn comfortable that I keep trying to pretend I can wear them all year long.
I live in Massachusetts, though, so that's not only unrealistic but also kind of delusional.
But we had a seasonal aberration today: 60 degrees on the Sunday before thanksgiving (not a record, or anything, but plenty weird). So I decided to take advantage & break them out one more time.
I'm sure in a month I'll try to convince myself they can be worn with tights. I'll get dressed, make it all the way to right outside my door & then realize that no, it's twenty degrees out & even with the magic of layering, it'd be crazy to wear them.
I should probably pack them away to save myself the trouble…

xxx

if at first you don’t succeed

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dust yourself off & try again


quilted faux leather bomber : forever 21
tie dye Aaliyah tee : an unmarked sample I picked up when I worked at buffalo exchange
pleated faux leather mini : forever 21 via buffalo exchange
faux thigh high tights : urban outfitters
cut out ankle boots : Jeffery Campbell
teal knit beanie : thrifted vintage
hematite necklace : borrowed from my mum
teal sunnies : buffalo exchange

When Aaliyah died, I cried for days. It was a very big deal for me. I still find myself wondering what she would have accomplished if she had lived. She already had grown so much as an artist by the time she died, and she was still so young.

I’m not going to watch lifetime’s unauthorized butchering of her story. I don’t watch much television in the first place, and choosing to watch that mess seems a lot like volunteering to kill perfectly healthy brain cells.

So in protest I’m wearing this outfit & blasting her albums all day.

Rest in peace, baby girl.

xxx