I was just lying in bed—nearly extinguished from a a real scorcher of a day—mulling over that burning eternal question. Should I take off my prickling bra, or bust out a fashion blog? Hot topic. (But not the one at the mall.) vintage Paradise Style Hawaii, $5, Restyle thrift store | Red belt with leather and brass cross section, $2, Idaho Youth Ranch thrift store | Steve Madden red leather kitten heels, $7, ReStyle thrift store Cheep it up. (PS: The bra went up in flames, metaphorically, seconds after this picture was taken.)
“The city is crowded | My friends are away | And I’m on my own It’s too hot to handle | So I got to get up and go It’s a cruel, cruel summer | Leaving me here on my own | It’s a cruel | It’s a cruel cruel summer | Now you’re gone | You’re not the only one” – Bananarama Amulet black and dried-blood-colored dress, gift from BFF (She bought it in Berlin from “Marcello, my vintage Italian dealer,” which is one dealer you want to have on speed-dial) | Banana Republic twisted black and tan leather slip-on heels, $4, Gold Mine thrift store (Ketchum, ID) | WCM New York genuine python tan belt $4.75 – Idaho Youth Ranch Cheep!
“Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray | We’ll keep the showers away | And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight | Will you pardon me? | And tiptoe through the tulips with me” – Tiny Tim Gap acid yellow & purple gray blouse | vintage, handprinted tagless grass green wrap skirt, free, ladies’ clothing exchange | Cindy Says green-gold hells, Piece Unique, $I can’t remember but they were half off Cheep!
Iridescent sheen and murky waters. Sami New York purple silk camisole (that you can only really see when up close), $3, ReStyle | Banana Republic pale green sheer linen tank (ribbed for her pleasure) | vintage Pendleton brown plaid light wool jacket, gift from Bend, OR-thrifting-based BFF | Anne Klein II tan silk skirt, $4, ReStyle thrift store | Cindy Says green-gold hells, Piece Unique, $I can’t remember but they were half off | Green agate stone three strand necklace, $8,000,000 Turkish lira (in 2004, this was like, $6), Istanbul street vendor Cheep!
Late, late at night, possibly intoxicated, deep in a “how do I get my apartment to look less like that of an 80-year-old woman?” decor binge, I bought this very strange…ottoman…from Etsy, at a shop called the Boom Boom Room. It looks like a merkin attached to a millennial’s wet dream. Love it or hate it, I am transfixed. No Boundaries off-white mock-turtleneck tank, $3.75, Idaho Youth Ranch | KE II by Gianna flower print skirt, $4, Idaho Youth Ranch | Guess black with gold buckle stilettos, $11, Idaho Youth Ranch | 1920’s Afghanistani silver and colored glass necklace, Armor Bijoux, $$$. Free bonus pic (sans the millennial merkin). PS: I wore some BOSS outfits this week and I’m sorry you missed them. Cheep!
The blush is still on this rose, bitches. vintage Liz Clairborne pale rose print silk shirt, $5, Gold Mine thrift store (Sun Valley) | Rampage woven brown leather belt, $2, Idaho Youth Ranch | Loila blush pink lace skirt, $16, Lux Fashion Lounge | Kate Spade nude wedges with gold studded bow – $70, ROSS Dress for Less in Portland (originally $300) Cheep!