Friday, March 18, 2011

crybaby in the woods

crybaby in the woods
my new car: 1997 BMW Convertible
my new car – a 1997 BMW Convertible. I cannot wait until it’s warm enough to put the top down, blasting Robyn, to the chagrin of my male friends. Other songs on my top down soundtrack, will be Stacey Q’s “Two of Hearts”, Neneh Cherry’s “Buffalo Stance”, and of course, Tigra & Bunny’s (L’Trimm) “Cars that go Boom.” Check out their music video below. Those are some killer outfits.
Cry Baby (Johnny Depp)

I purchased this Crybaby shirt immediately after seeing it on Calivintage’s tumblr. I bought it from Rock on the World on Etsy, and it was super affordable. Crybaby is one of my all time favorite movies. To this day, Tracy Lords in Crybaby is a style icon of mine, right up there with Kelly Bundy in Married with Children. I guess I’m fond of dressing look like an 50s/80s bimbo, and this is evidenced in my large collection of 80s bandage dresses and my love for 50s wiggle dresses.

The Oak Canyon Nature Center, in Anaheim Hills, was a teenage hot spot for Pete, and I was so happy that he shared it with me. Even though I grew up in Orange County, I had never been there before. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many old Oak Trees. I think Oak trees might be my favorite trees after Old Growth Sequoias.

Oh ya, and this denim jacket with plaid lining & tons of pockets can frequently be found at the thrift store. My pal Jesse owns one too. I’ve probably seen it about 50 times. I guess it was mass produced at some point in the late 70s, maybe early 80s? It’s made of the softest denim and the pockets are ultra convenient. Plus the plaid lining matches my 90s plaid bicycling shorts. Many years ago, I found a slew of vintage bicycling shorts at the thrift store – some plaid, and even a pair that reads “Jazzercise” all over.

Yay for Friday, friends! I’m selling vintage at the Long Beach Flea Market again this Sunday, and I’d love it if you stopped by. I’ll be selling with my gal, Stacy, of Fancy Disaster.

Much Love,

Crystal Lee

Outfit: denim jacket w/plaid lining, plaid bicycling shorts, vintage red keds (thrifted), Johnny Depp in Crybaby shirt (Rock on the World on Etsy).


  1. Ah, I love it!!! I need that shirt!
    And agreed, Wanda Woodward is the best; "Oh Wanda, you sure is pretty in them tight clothes and painted up like trash!". She inspires me to never be modest with my eyeliner and lipstick ;)

  2. Oh man! I'm still learning how to drive. I wish I had a car too. Nice one you got there. I want one of those old vintage types to drive through the countryside in.

  3. Tienes ropa muy bonita!!!! te sigo desde Sevilla (Spain) . un besooo

  4. Cool! I love convertibles. With a convertible, there’s this inexplicably beautiful feeling when you put down the top and let the air brush your hair while you drive. There’s absolutely nothing like it! And I bet it feels even better in your BMW. With the power it has, you can really rip ‘er off and just go speeding along the countryside!


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