16 June 2008

What I'm Wearing




tank top: American Apparel
vest: vintage
jeans: Superfine
bow tie as necklace: vintage
shoes: vintage

This outfit combines two of my favorite recent thrift finds. The first is this vintage bow tie. I just clipped it to a gold chain that I already had to make a necklace. I've also thought about wearing it on a belt. The other find is this pair of vintage Hush Puppie oxfords. I actually saw them at thrift store a few weeks ago but didn't buy them because one of them was missing a shoelace and I didn't feel like bothering to replace it. Lazy, I know. But this past week, at another thrift store I ran across a bag of unused vintage shoelaces still in their original packaging. I immediately thought of these shoes and hoped they would still be around. Well, I guess they are ugly enough that no one else wanted them because when I went back to get them, they were still there. Yay!

21 comments:

michelle said...

I think the bow tie totally makes this outfit! :3

Mimi said...

Something about grey and brown together gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside... maybe its just me LOL - Love the bowtie and glasses!!!

emily said...

lovin' the bowtie necklace--adorable!

Dotti said...

You're the best-est looking! Ever. And always.

Missa said...

Those shoes are adorable. I can't believe they sat unclaimed for weeks! It seems you have much better shoe luck than I, and that lil' vest is pretty cute too!

Lydia said...

i love the bowtie necklace, i'm been conteplating make one myself for a little while.

This outfit is so sweet.

buoy said...

i heart that vest...

Cammila said...

It's so nice when you change your mind and go back for something and it's still there! I'm very surprised, those shoes are so cool with all the little punctures (wingtips?)

geek-betty said...

I love love the bow as a necklace!

Kennedy said...

where did you get those jeans, they are my dream jeans

Anonymous said...

hi.

i idolize the way u dressed up.so pretty.anw.mind sharing where do u often get your vintage shoes from.hope u will love to share in your entry soon.

Lena said...

i have such a bow tie, too, and i rally love it. i mostly wear it around the throat.

bi-style said...

you look gorgeous! I love the style of your photos!

sublimely.trendoid said...

Those shoes are killer! I think they are totally ugly/beautiful! I think these sort of items are what define our style the most! You are very inspiring!

Sally Jane said...

Thanks for all of your comments!

Kennedy: These are my favorite jeans too! I'm almost hesitant to wear them these days because they are getting so broken in I'm afraid they are going to get holes in them. As for where I got them, when I lived in LA I worked as an assistant in the fashion industry and received a lot of gratis merchandise. Trust me; it was the best part of an otherwise unglamorous job. At one point I received several pair of Superfine jeans. I think they are available online but I'm not really sure. Thanks!

Anonoymous: Thank you! I shop at thrift stores, vintage stores, charity shops, flea markets, you name it. Anywhere I can find vintage.

Nadine said...

Your bow is totally awesome - just too cute!

In Yr Fshn said...

Normally i stick to cons and flats, but these shoes are something else. Really lovely and so perfect with the outfit.

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Love your bow tie necklace, a great addition to this look.

leslie & pam said...

I LOVE the bow! i have been so into them latley. there on almost everyone of my headbands now.


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Shen-Shen said...

I love this outfit, and your photos! They look amazing :)

Fashion Is Poison said...

perfect all around