Can you tell I'm excited that Fall has arrived? I am kicking up my heels and celebrating the arrival of cool weather after a blistering heat wave that just about did me in. I know some people were thrilled at having 35 - 38 degrees Celsius temperatures in September, but I wasn't one of them.
I'm also excited because I'm going to the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show tomorrow with a blogger friend, and I haven't had a day out in the Big Smoke since June. I'm sure there will be a blog post to follow.
The jacket I'm wearing came from a vintage store I can't remember the name of, in Portland Oregon. It was fairly expensive, and I love the mix of fabrics (leather and heavy cotton) so I need to wear it more. I layered a black skirt underneath my dress (see below) for some modesty although looking at this photo I probably didn't need it.
This is the dress I'm wearing under the jacket. I found it at my local Goodwill Thrift Store, and in it's former life, it was an XL t-shirt. Someone, whose style aesthetic I greatly admire, did a bit of gathering on the sleeves and sewed a wired ruffle on the hem. I wasn't crazy about the large sponge buttons, but they were easily snipped off. It makes me want to buy a bunch of XL Hanes T-shirts and make more in different colours.
Kick out the Jams was the name of the debut album of the Punk band MC5, released in 1969. Click on the video above to have a head-banging, hip-shaking, ass-kicking, nostalgic moment. It kind of sums up my attitude right now, and the blue of the background of the video matches my dress!