Tuesday, October 9, 2007

she's got bette davis eyes

so in a previous post i drooled over this dress:



and um...i bought it. i remembered trying on the dress a few years ago in santa cruz and had lamented not buying it since. that is until i saw it randomly online. it was a splurge. i'll admit that. i have no place to wear it. i've been playing around with trying to turn it into a halloween costume somehow (vampire?!). but it looks good and i feel good in it, so no buyers remorse here.
and loving this dress has sent me on an unhealthy obsession with searching the web for similarly rockabilly styled clothes. they're classic. they're beautiful. they're made for a real woman's body. they're full of personality. i want to be a rockabilly girl.

the only problem is that along with being all these great things, they are also very expensive. so i just surf weird websites like

here are some other favorite finds i could see in my gradual decent into rockabilly fashion and pin-up-girl-dom:






i love the vertical stripes/coy cherries-oh la la!/leopard & soft pink. wow





and of course the shoes that are currently the bane of my existence. i saw them on a didn't-know-how-lucky-she-had-it mannequin in the levi store and now i want my own, but i can only find these willits women's classics online in weird triple narrow or double wide sizes. i think my coolness factor would multiply like ten-fold if i had these...which, admittedly, would still not make me very cool, but jeez louise at least i'd have bangin' shoes.

but seriously. how awesome would it be to be a 40s/50s girl (in clothes only...ew, no vacuum and pearls for me)? go to some swing dances. pick up some sailors. it'd be a good time.

this is all pretty ridiculous because i own more than enough clothes and, even if i didn't, these aren't what most would call "practical." that, however, does not stop me from adoring them. all of them.

love!
jkl

p.s. still not quite over not having this coat yet, either.

p.p.s. i've been debating going to chicago this weekend...brian and kim have a wedding, though, so i don't know. i could just use a faux fall break, ya know? i think i'd actually be more low-key in chicago then i'd be in madison, but i don't know. what do you think?

44 comments:

Mel J said...

two things. First: LOVE the pinup girl look!! I'm secretly obsessed with classic vintage pinup girls so to be friends with one would be badass! and Second: go to Chicago. As I am urning for a fall, I understand the urge to see it. Why is autumn so coozy and sexy? Plus, if you go to chicago you can sing some pretty cool Sujan Stevens songs (ahemCHICAGOahem) and set the mood right.

Get Go Retro said...

Thanks for adding a blurb about our shop (GetGoRetro.com) -- Rockabilly fashion isn't that hard : ) and you can shop some of the vintage shops in your neighborhood. Just remember what was old is new again : )-- PS - I added your blog to our blog! Cath

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