I had taken today and tomorrow off work in order to get some projects done at home that I had been procrastinating on. Well, the weather was absolutely glorious today, so what did I do? I went outside, of course.....
After selecting the appropriate outfit
I had thrifted this skirt a few weeks ago, and remembered having one similar to it back in the 80's, with the embroidery and bits of mirror. This one is much nicer - I am in love with the colours! A woman working in one of the shops in my neighbourhood complimented me on the skirt and then told me how much she enjoys seeing what I'm wearing whenever I come into the store, which I thought was so nice!
A new vintage store is supposed to be opening soon in my neighbourhood, and the owner has been taunting me for weeks with the various window displays of cool stuff. I like the orange-y dress with the collar and tie belt. Too bad I don't know any men that would wear the matching shirt.
I poked around in a few of the other secondhand stores in my neighbourhood that are usually closed by the time I get off work and came home with a few treasures that I'll show you later. I also picked up a few props to use in a photo shoot I'm doing tomorrow for a certain blogger's magazine project.
I took the opportunity to visit one of the newest additions to our downtown. Phantastica, which features "Oddities and Curiousities" is a side project of the owner of Attic Books and is located on Dundas Street between Clarence and Wellington. It's neatly organized and filled with items such as old cameras, kitchenware, sports pennants, medical paraphernalia, and other collectables. There is an excellent section of books relating to pinups, tattoos, burlesque, and other erotica, and some vintage accessories such as ties, gloves, sunglasses and hats.
You've got to love a store in which you can buy a striped hammock, a cheesy pulp paperback, or a roll-up anatomical chart. I went home with some Betty Page comic books and cool postcards that feature covers of racy pulp novels.
Embroidered skirt - Thrifted
necklace - The Citizen Rosebud
head scarf - The Style Crone