09 May 2009

My eyes are blue there's nothing I can't do...*

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photos by Tom b.

dress: 50s wool shift dress (altered a bit by me)
collar: vintage from an Alabama thrift store
shoes: 30s peeptoe pumps
purse & umbrella: vintage
*listening to: Blur - Think Tank "On the Way to the Club"

I think it has rained for seven, eight, nine (?) days straight. I'm beginning to feel like I'm going to wash away. I know that spring usually calls for florals and pastels and all things pretty but I just can't seem to get into the spirit. I keep reaching for the same blacks and greys and browns in my closet. Perhaps a little sunshine over the weekend will lift my mood.

22 comments:

Angelique said...

It really has been raining for about a week straight! I feel like I'm missing out on spring too. Your dress is lovely, especially with the umbrella :)

Today looks like it might be sunny though...

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Jane said...

It has rained here almost every day this week (Liverpool, UK). I love your pretty collar.

platformshoesandwintercoat said...

This is so pretty!

Hannah said...

i hate the rain, but you make it look good!

Anna-Maria said...

I feel exactly the same! The weather has a huge impact on my dressing. And yep, it's been raining here in Finland as well. Love your outfit and the pictures!:)

Alice said...

I love Sally Jane Vintage, but your pictures always get cut off for me :(

mamas*little*treasures said...

Love your blog, and your photos, and your style! I've been cruising around the vinage blogs to try to discover what is out here . . . . I have a little Etsy shop where I offer vintage / reconstruction / vintage inspired garments, shoes, and accessories, and I have made quite a few sales in a short time, including international customers. I still can't quite figure out, though, if things can only be classified as "vintage" if they are of a particular age. I have many listings that are beautiful, but I'm not sure that they are "old." I'd like to connect with the vintage community, but not sure if my style will fit in! Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks so much, Nina @ Gossamer Wings Studio

Hannah said...

We've had a lot of rain too, and it's been cold. I remember going on long bike rides this time last year because it was so lovely.. Great background in your photos.

jayne said...

ugg DC has almost the same weather and its awful, but I love these photos with the umbrella

Pawilicious said...

i loved the dress!♥

Amelia said...

That collar is epic. I love the bottom right picture.

copperoranges said...

i love the collar! what a great way to spice up a little black dress!

lauren said...

that collar is gorgeous! what a fantastic find!

Rain said...

I love your first pic...so simple, but captivating.

x

muzzleloader said...

i love the photographs so much. I'm sick of this rain, as well. It was nice to see some sun today. I am sick of a water-logged pennsylvania.

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Anonymous said...

No kidding you're washing away! Your face is half-way melted.

ainikki said...

I am sorry to hear abouth the weather. We have a beautiful spring and in the last few days temperatures are almost as high as in in summer.

kad the mad said...

i feel the same way. the rain is getting on my nerves as much as i do like my cup of hot chocolate and a good book while i'm curled up on the sofa with the rain softly drumming against the window... i just can't concentrate on reading if the soft drumming turns in to a punk rock-drumm-solo! most of the time i run around in my pajamas anyway and then if i'm going outside because the rain has finally stopped i find myself cloaked in black, greys and browns. well it's nice to see that i'm not alone with that. and it's definetly nice to see that your not running around in your pjs!! i love the contrast between your elegent outfit and the spraypainted wall, it makes your esemble look even better! hope you'll keep on looking so lovely rain or not. i have no doubt you will!

svenskaussie said...

Ditto here in Auckland, we have had rain, hail, thunder etc, just vile weather and cold to boot for days now, if this keeps up I'll have to consider building an ark ! : )

Ewelyn said...

I just have to say that you are the most fabulous girl ever, I love your vintage romantic syle, all your outfits are incredible!
/Ewelyn from Sweden

Isabel said...

I love the pictures, the umbrella is such a cute touch!

ZombieLace said...

Such nice pictures. It's nice to see your sombre dark outfits among all the springy brightness-- rain and clouds are an important part of spring!