Monday, December 20, 2010
when it rains, I wear a vintage coat or two
Sunday was a lazy rainy day, and I didn't do too much, but I did change my outfit twice just for the heck of it. I'm pretty much ignoring Christmas this year. Everyone deserves one year without Christmas, though it is pretty hard to avoid. I wanted to go to Sephora at the mall yesterday, but the parking lot was a madhouse of desperate Christmas shoppers. Why the mad rush people? Noone needs anything except maybe the poor and hungry. Donate your money instead. Oh goodness, listen to me bashing materialism when I have more clothes than anyone on the planet. The only mitigating factor/justification is that all my clothes are thrifted.
Despite my grinchatude, I still managed to dress up rather festivally, especially my first outfit in which I'm wearing a green sparkle sweater & tweed mini skirt. I recently thrifted the Sherlock Holmes-esque wool cape coat, perfect for all the rain we've been having. It’s unique & cute and not too trendy - a welcome addition to my already overstuffed vintage coat rack. Later in the day, I wore a shortened 60s green dress over my turtleneck & polka dot tights. (You may see this dress in my shop soon.) I think the abstract green floral print mixes well with my vintage cheetah coat.
Pete & I have been spending our rainy days watching entirely too much television. We recently purchased a Roku , a device which makes it possible to stream netflix instant movies to the t.v. Yesterday, we watched “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”, which was so bloody heartwarming, I cried most of the movie. I was a little mad at Pete for that movie choice because I was not expecting to have mushy heart for nearly an hour & my nose was super stuffed on account of torrential tears. Then, we watched a documentary on 60s girl groups. I think my favorite 60s girl group is The Ronettes, though I always get super bummed with Ronnie Spector for letting Phil Spector abuse her and take her away from all her friends & family. Of course, what I should be doing with my time during this rainy season is reading more. I recently started Colette’s “Claudine at School,” though I should be reading “The Easy Way to Quit Smoking.” The new year is fast approaching, and I’ve been lacks in preparing myself for my goal to quit smoking. Has anyone made any New Year’s resolutions?
Ciao for now.
Outfit # 1- vintage sparkly green turtleneck, vintage tweed mini skirt, Sherlock Holmes cape coat, and monkey boots, (thrifted). I can’t remember where I bought the polka dot tights, but I believe they are made by Hue.
Outfit # 2 - 60s green shortened dress, vintage cheetah coat (thrifted)