Sunday, June 1, 2008



My mother's favorite colors are pink and white. Growing up she always had pale roses in old milk glass around the house and pretty pieces of lace in her bedroom. Whenever I see these colors and those little intricate flowery details I think of her (and her mum)
She used to tell me that I should dress in only light colors, pinks and whites and creams - and finally it's sunk in!


Today at the flea market there was this wonderful table filled with pretty lace trimmings, and old fur. It was run by two sisters who were as sweet as can be. Their things immediately reminded me of my mum and I think I visited that table a total of six times.

I ended up purchasing that lace shirt and some trimmings for packages (I wish I could share photos, but it wouldn't be a surprise!) and this amazing crazy quilt pillow! The silks are disintegrating (hmm, just like everything in my life right now) but, I stuck it up on one of my shelves, and I'm just happy to actually have a crazy quilt piece!

19 comments:

closetbug said...

amazing lace top! it's so delicate and detailed.

oldflowers4me said...

you have so many yummy things- singing and skipping-jo.

big daddy said...

I love how you made that lace top look so classic. I have seen you on wardrobe remix for a while and am glad you started a blog. Just wanted to let you know your such a style inspiration!

Angie said...

That lace shirt is so beautiful! And I love that little handbag.

vallmovild said...

oo, i love the top. and the wind in yout hair. such a beautiful picture.

Lady Smaggle said...

Oh wow you look adorable. Like an old photograph.

jackie ♥ said...

amazing picture. i love the outfit. gorgeous!

Kyle said...

out of the blue question: When you get married, do you think you'll wear a vintage wedding dress?

terren said...

this combination is lovely - i want that skirt too!

Caitlin said...

you should take a picture of the crazy quilt pillow...it sounds pretty.

catherine said...

this whole look is really lovely! the purse is great also. and the color of the house...

esme and the lane way said...

I love the lace top, and such a good picture, with the house...
I have added your link to my blog, I hope this is ok!

Betty Lou said...

love the handbag!

tara said...

Amazing amazing amazing, as it seems like all of your stuff is, haha.

Lydia said...

that photo is golden.
love the lighting.

sleepyhead said...

for a while i was only wearing whites and creams, and i have slowly gotten use to color. your purse is adorable.

Dotti said...

I heart this picture a big, big, big, big lot. And just like your mum I really adore dressing in white and rose tones.

Effie said...

eee thanks everyone!! I think this is one of my favorite outfits! I want to wear it everywhere, but that lace top is so fragile!

kyle: I'd say probably, or something vintage inspired...

caitlin: I will have to take a photo of that soon! I tried to before, but I couldn't capture it correctly!!

The Vancouverista said...

ooooh adorable outfit! <3

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