Thursday, February 24, 2011

you've got too much to wear on your sleeves

Just a quick one today!

dress: thrift -- cardigan: thrift -- shoes: thrift -- scarf: present from Alex, thrift -- tights: present from my sister Molly, Target

I actually wore this yesterday, anticipating that today's forecasted rain would mean I'd be dressed in the jeans, boots, and huge cardigan that I'm currently sporting.

I love this dress. It's a Gap 90s does 60s number. I've seen it at the thrift store a few times, oddly enough. If I find it again in a larger size, I think I'll have to buy it. The one I have seems like it was put through the dryer, and, beyond that, it's just too tight in the butt :P I spent all day yanking it down.

Here's another way I styled it in the fall:

And a little detail shot of the super cool pattern:

I think yesterday's version was the more youthful, fun styling, and the way I styled it last fall is more classic. I like both! Seeing that picture makes me miss having (comparatively) longer hair. What do you think?

I spent some more time in the darkroom yesterday and made a print using two negatives. It was a pretty labor intensive process with lots of contrast tinkering, dodging, burning, time tinkering, etc., but I love the end result. Totally worth it.

Off to go buy more photo paper and read this really fascinating book for class about Reconstruction and depictions of enslaved Americans and emancipation through public monuments. I'm not being sarcastic; I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys American history. It's called Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves.

Today's title comes from The Shins -- "Kissing the Lipless." I love that song so much. The Shins are part of an elite group of bands that I've liked consistently since 7th-8th grade, and have a very special place in my heart :)


Gertrude said...

Love both takes on the dress! I like your hair much more as it is now :) And the photo is AMAZING! x

Morgan said...

That photo turned out so well! I love it.

JennaStevie said...

I loove this dress the pattern is great such a great 60s look. I like the green sweater with it too.
That photo is soo gorgeous. Love it, great job

Olivia said...

LOVE that dress! With those tights...mmm.
Yr kyoot :))

Michal said...

Kissing the Lipless is such a great song! I haven't listened to the Shins for a while. Thanks for reminding me how great they are- I'm gonna go listen to Chutes Too Narrow now.

As for the outfit... The dress is SO cool! I love the pattern & the fit. It's hard to decide which styling I like better, but I think Wednesday's wins, just because that scarf was the perfect touch. :)

I like your hair both ways, but I've just been loving it super short. It's kinda badass and elegant at the same time. haha I don't know what I'm saying. It's just really cool ok?

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

love your green cardigan, also that burgundy jacket is divine

Carys said...

I love both stylings, it is such a nice dress, what an awesome pattern! And I always miss old haircuts when I look back at them, it's quite normal, but I think your hair looks amazing right now!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Annebeth said...

both versions are awesome. I love that red coat, but I also love how you styled it with both colors in the print (blue and green) and purple to set it off. I love prints for giving us easy color-styling options!
I love your shorter hair btw.

and that photograph is beautiful, it reminds me of the work of that female photography/performance artist that died at a young age after being presumably pushed out of a window.

TrophyBoutique said...

Gorgeous photo. More, please!

I love this Gap dress...I think I actually remember it from the actual 90', I am old. When I was in the 7th and 8th grade it was the 90's, and I was obsessed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tori Amos...Don't tell.

I love the short dress AND the short hair on you, so stop tugging that skirt!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I love how each look is so distinctly seasonal. You are so springy and also SO fall in both these looks. Sweet dress.

desperate4fashion said...

those purple tights look so cool!
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