Hello, hello!  Yes, I know, it's another clothing post.  I'll try to get a nail post up, um... soon, but my nails are in pretty terrible shape right now.  It's been a stressful week (I feel like I've been saying that every week!) so they've gotten a bit shredded.  I'm trying to get them down to a uniform-ish length, and then I'll pile a load of glitter on top to keep me from picking at them.


Today I finally got brave enough to wear half of the fabulous little '60s suit I picked up at Goodwill over the summer.  I know it looks short and breezy, but it's made out of heavy woven wool and is more than warm enough for the mild fall weather we're having here.  We've been enjoying watching the leaves turn brown, taking long walks, and going on thrifting expeditions while we aren't cooped up inside slogging away on our grad school applications.  We've been seeing lots of beautiful gowns and wedding dresses from the '40s, '50s, and '60s set out in the Hallowe'en sections of Goodwill, and it makes me sad that I can't rescue more of them from their certain demise at the hands of an overzealous costume maker.  Today we found a pink and white '60s wedding dress with a train that converted into a bustle via six cleverly hidden drawstrings and a red lace party dress (probably '50s) with sequins and a couple silver stars.  We can't save them all, of course... we only came home with a  fabulous tie for Doug and a plaid skirt set for me.




'60s mini dress: Goodwill
 (Did you catch the bit about how it's half a suit?  There's a matching blazer.  I don't know if I'll ever be able to work up the nerve to wear them together, but it's amazing.)
Black lace blazer: Forever21
Black gloves with bow detail: 57th Street Antiques Mall
Orange bow: Rescued from a bouquet, years ago
Giant orange moonglow lucite clip earrings: Present from Pam
Black seamed stockings: left over from a show
Black patent pumps: Payless, years ago