Thursday, 12 September 2013

Vintage and Shoe Shine

Wearing: vintage dress with thrifted seafoam underskirt, mustard tights, upcycled vintage bolero jacket with humungous buttons (label "zachary's smile"), thrifted shiny red shoes by Hush Puppies for Bella's Shoe Shine at The Citizen Rosebud. Thanks, Bella, for hosting the party.






I also call these my Dorothy Shoes, as in the fantasy story Wizard of Oz. Of course "there's no place like home," as Dorothy says in the movie, but there's also no place like, say, London (England), New York, and Milan. Those are the places I'll go after I figure out this heel-clicking trick. 

The sleeves of the jacket have a wonderful patterned fabric inside the cuff - slightly visible - which reminds me of drapes. And the pattern on the dress is created by stitchery with white thread. I really need a proper crinoline to do this dress justice, but we make do.

And again, see the vintage goods IN ACTION!! Surprisingly I didn't bend over backwards this time making the clip. That's a tiny local park, also known as Giant Doggy Toilet. The photos are stills from the video clip; it's nice when I get to select my favourites from a bajillion frames. 


I have many Serious, Heavy Thoughts now too, such as is it a cold universe or a hot universe?, which require Brain Work, but that post will just have to wait. Maybe a Push Ring would help me deliver the words. Until then, you'll be seeing more words like nice, wonderful, good, awesome, and grippingly good post titles such as this one.

Also, many hugs and thanks to Shelley of Forest City Fashionista for her continuing awesome work in mapping out the Freakish Yellow Skirt's global trek. You're a schtar!!

That's all. 



28 comments:

  1. That may be all, but it's fairly fantastic! love that cropped jacket with mustard tights and everything else you've got there, my dear. You look gorgeous. xoxo

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  2. What a perfect and perfectly gorgeous outfit! Loved seeing it live action-like. You're purty.

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  3. mustard tights and Dorothy-red shoos...SWOON!

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  4. Beautiful mixing of texture and vibrant colors. The mustard tights make this outfit special. Oh I do like the clothes in action. I've been thinking of doing a short clip myself. What about adding music, I think it would be interesting?

    blue hue wonderland

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  5. I think I have a vintage dress in that same fabric! Did you put blue/turquoise in your hair? In the first pic, it looks like it is coloured.

    Fabulous outfit as always!

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  6. I am green with envy at your beautiful green outfit. srsly* I think it might be one of my favorites. I love the live show. You're a star.
    *srsly = seriously. It is srsly in the 2013 dictionary..along with twerk and mancave! This has been your trivia lesson for the day.

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  7. That is the most beautiful outfit! It has a certain magic, which seems to have worked on you because you look even more ethereal than usual. Or maybe it's the Heavy Thoughts that are curbing your usual cacophony of colors.

    The jacket is just stunning - I love the cuffs and the piping and the giant buttons. And that's a lovely shade of lipstick, too.

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  8. Love the big-big buttons on your jacket and the citrine green tights. Val is right, it is a magical look.

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  9. This vintage dress is a darling and the cute little jacket it's appropriate compagnion. I love our Dorothy shoes, perfect for a walk in a city whereever, the heel-klicking trick is overvalued.

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  10. You are the master of style. I am in awe of the gorgeous piping on your jacket and the detail of your dress. You look magical.

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  11. Everything you wear is a piece of art. You are pure art, my dearest friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. This is really beautiful! I love the dress paired with those tights and jacket. Don't let the heavy weigh you down. You are gorgeous!
    Xxoo

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  13. Gorgeous--that jacket is just AMAZING!! you look fabulous and ready to click your heels and travel off to OZ!!

    Giant Doggy Toilet--LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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  14. What a lovely ladylike outfit despite being taken to the Giant Doggy Toilet! Love seeing you in all your glory. xxx

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  15. What a beautiful outfit - the dress is gorgeous, loving the colours, and the mustard tights and Dorothy shoes add even more pzazz.
    Serious Heavy Thought? Ooh, you don't want them, Mel. Exchange them for light, frothy, frivolous air bubbles.
    Push ring? I have been diddled, I never got one of those, let alone three!
    Have a cool,weekend, my friend. xxxxxx

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  16. I loooove your outfit, the colour combination is gorgeous and the patterns of the dress and the jacket are wonderful. I like best that you paired yellow tights and red "Dorothy" shoes with the green items. Absolutely great!!!!

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  17. ah another video! You're so tiny and cute!

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  18. Very nice jacket with the huge buttons and seafoam is my favorite color this year. Nice.

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  19. LOVE that jacket with the lovely contrast cuff. Will have to make one like that someday.

    Everything about the outfit works! I wouldn't have thought of red shoes, as I normally am more conservative with my choice of accessories. If you figure out how the clicking of those red heels work, let me know, as I can think of lots of places I'd like to go for the afternoon, then home again to sleep in my own beddy.

    Much love from England,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

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  20. These colors are fantastic on you, especially with your hair. I love.

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  21. What a lovely dress, cute jacket and gorgeous figure. And yes the shoes are nice too. And unexpected with the outfit. Therefore making it more interesting.
    Lovely park, shame about the doggy toilet. But people want companions who will love them no matter what. And if you live in a city it is hard to find a place where the poor creature can do what he or she has to do.
    Greetje

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  22. I had to wait til I was done laughing at Curtise's statement "I have been diddled..." Gotta love it!

    This is such a Marvelous Melanie outfit - so many charming details and pretty colours! If you figure out how to work the heel clicking thing, meet me in NY in October, ok?

    People are pretty good at picking up after their pets around here in the parks, not so good in the neighbourhoods.

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  23. The upcycled vintage bolero jacket is a lovely piece that speaks loudly to me on your video. But then all the pieces in this ensemble move beautifully as one. On you!

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  24. i love this outfit !!!!
    xxx birgit

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  25. the upcycled jacket is the piece of the day. i love it. this little piece looks so great paired with the lovely dress and those shiny shoes.

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  26. Have you decided the temperature of the universe yet? I accidentally wrote colour initially, that's because at first glance I thought your hair was seafoam/minty green too - something to consider perhaps. I really like these colours together, they're soft and punchy at once. You certainly aren't twee by the way

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