My current obsession with all things Lyell sent me on a Google image search that turned up the adorable photo on the top right (below). I loved the photo so much I was curious to find out more about where it came from. Turns out it was originally posted on the Pike Pine Blog, a Seattle based street style site. It seems that they are currently on hiatus but I found quite a few great photos while digging through their archives. Apparently it was taken in the Lyell boutique in Nolita (note to self: next trip to NYC must include a visit here).
Back to the photo at hand... the girl in the tank top and shorts is killing me with her simple but perfect spring outfit and the dress on the right is either older Lyell or the most perfect vintage dress ever. I even love the tile floor! Then I realized that the pretty silk camisole with the intricate lace is the same one I'd been admiring in this photo. I did a quick Ebay search, thinking "what are the chances I'd find this exact piece for sale?". But much to my surprise, there it was. In my size! For a fraction of the original price! I marked the auction to watch it and planned my strategy for bidding. I had it all worked out but just before the auction ended the seller suddenly pulled the item down and dashed my hopes for finally getting my hands on a piece of Lyell. Oh, well. I guess it wasn't meant to be. Now I'm determined to find something just as delicate and pretty on my next vintage shopping trip. I've added silk blouses and camisoles to my must have list for spring.