Hello!  Please do pardon the patchy image quality in this post... Picasa just does not like red.  And these pictures have a lot of red.  Figures.  Anyway, with that out of the way... I know that a while ago when I posted one of my standard casual outfits a few of you were interested in seeing more of my day-to-day ensembles.


To be honest, one of the biggest reasons I don't do more "everyday" outfits on the blog is that about 25% of them would be this dress.  It's comfy, bright, has an infinitely adjustable waistband, works as pajamas in a pinch for travel.... all good things, as far as I'm concerned!  But I jazzed it up with a couple of new accessories to keep it interesting.


I picked up the vintage lobster brooch a few weeks ago at one of my favorite little antiques shops, mostly because it's comical and whimsical, and also because I clearly needed some sort of lobster something as a memento of my time in New England.  I also (finally!) picked up a red petticoat!  I went to have a poke around the Bettie Page store in Boston and it seemed as good an excuse as any.  





Black satin bow: Icing
Black earrings: Thrifted
Lobster Brooch: Wakefield Uncommon Antiques
Black floral dress: Butterick 7139, made by me
Red belt: Thrifted
Red bangle: Thrifted
Red petticoat: Bettie Page
Black flats: Someplace in the mall?