Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Closet Changes.

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I just want to apologize ahead of time- this blog post is pretty pointless and it's probably going to work its way out to be me rambling on about clothes. But, clothes have been on the brain lately. I've been so crazy about wearing black, white, and pale pink. Throw in a dash of navy blue and you have basically what I've been wearing and all my recent purchases. I'm just getting more and more simple and boring I think... Which I'm okay with.

40s beaded bow dress

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I also think my un-ending love for Lyell is also a big part of this. Since having a closet full of the real deal is impossible for my humble etsy shop earnings (and for other, obvious reasons as well... I'm still too heart broken to talk about it)
I just make sure to use an editing eye when finding new things for myself. Simple designs with really beautiful details. Nothing too flashy from far away - but, when you look closely, there's really nice things going on.

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I used to stay far away from the color black. I thought it wasn't right for me... Now I can't get enough! And please, don't get me wrong - I still loooove patterned cotton dresses and I certainly won't stop finding/hoarding them.. But, for right now, while I'm in San Francisco, I'll just stash them away until I'm some place warmer.



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I think my goal for today is to try and clean out my closet a bit. I know I'm always doing this - but I never really unpacked from when I was back in MA (which was over a month ago) Today, I'll put the more precious things safely folded in tissue and tuck them away from dust and hanger damage. I'm also considering selling off some of my stuffed animals ... maybe in a round of ebay auctions. Of course I'll keep some - but I really could use some extra space to put shoes and bags and other things that just end up on the floor.

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37 comments:

E is for Eleanor said...

Beautiful photos. A clean closet always make me feel brand new for some strange reason.

I am very envious of your beautiful ornate radiator!

Samantha said...

The black dress and top look amazing on you - I love sheer fabrics!
I'm always trying to clear my wardrobe but I love everything I own, even if I don't wear it, so I struggle to get rid of anything!

vintageveggie said...

that black dress is to die for!

reckless daughter said...

ramble away. this was a lovely post!

PS: i'm upset about Lyell too :(

Lara said...

Very beautiful! I love the black dress.

Love_Again said...

wow so many black treasures in this post. love your heater!!

hannah said...

i love seeing more of your place! cleaning out the closet is always so difficult! especially with the incredible collection you have..

Jessica said...

(ps: your radiator is the dreamiest of dreamy loveliness) xx

Jessica said...

Lovely, lovely girl! Everything looks so nice! Aww shucks--sellin' some stuffings?! I might just have to take them home with me, then! xx

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

You look really really lovely in black. Maybe it's my inner goth girl saying that but I LOVE pale skin beauties in black looks. :D
XOXO

melania said...

No need for apologies, your photos are beautiful and inspiring!

the exhausted etiquette (kirstine) said...

ahhh what an amazing dress!
You look especially lovely in this one!!

xx

Erin said...

this is a lovely post and not pointless at all!
so soft & dreamy - my favorite kind of pictures to draw inspiration from.
thanks for sharing!

Sarah J said...

you are simply lovely.

Kelly said...

I totally understand. I'm going through a bit of a wardrobe crisis as well -- everything feels too bulky and heavy -- must be the change of seasons. I think that your black dresses are refreshing, light and perfect.

~ Kelly

Rebecca said...

Lovely photos. I'm always trying to clear out my wardrobe, it's fun to find things you forgot you had.

And the black blouse with the little collar is perfect.

Shallow Mallow said...

Subtle and intricate. The peter pan collar blouse is particularly swooooonderful.

Bench Fleece said...

Lovely photos! The outfit is fabulous!

Rosie said...

Just gorgeous! I wish I could paint my trim and radiators like yours :/

L. said...

I love the third picture down, of your cute little pink radiator. How sweet is that? Such a great little detail that you would usually miss. Also, that black dress is so beyond amazing.

Betty Noir

Pansy said...

That black dress is stunning! And I agree with everyone about loving the pink radiator. :)

Also, your hair is so so lovely.

zoƫ, lion heart vintage said...

good lord, these photo's are incredible. it almost seems like an editorial - what an amazing shot of the rose heater and the reflected light dancing on the wall! i'm speechless. hope you don't mind that it's now my desktop photo. :) you look amazing in black too.

PS i love "train of thought" posts, i find most people tend to come to strong conclusions that way - so don't worry about the ramblings!

ruya tabirleri said...

I really like the pictures you've drawn

Meaghan Kelly said...

you are so classic and wonderful no matter what you're wearing, but I've always loved you in black and navy blue!
And oh my! Selling some of your stuffed animals! That will be hard i'm sure!

M. said...

gorgeous pictures and tops!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Polly Farthing said...

Wonderful pictures - so dreamy and soft. They should be in Lula or something...

Polly x

kathy said...

I agree with Jessica- It is the best radiator ever!

http://5678vintage.blogspot.com/

lauren, said...

Francesca, you are timeless.

Anonymous said...

hey may i know what red lipstick you are using? it looks fab!

briannelee said...

Thank you for the heads up about the Brimfield dealer!!! I ended up buying a pair of 1970s jeans from him for only $5, and I will def have to check him out at Todds Farm as well.

Starr Crow said...

you are such an inspiration. these photos are unbelievable. the simple black with details look great on you.

Maggie said...

I've been mia for a while but haven't missed a post of yours..I love the new connection you have with black. Nothing wrong with giving florals and pastels a break! I think you look perfect in sheer blacks.

xoxo
Maggie

skeletonkeyvintage said...

You look absolutely lovely in black. It's classic and I think very feminine. I also love your layering of curtains. Bravo!

Girl 1 said...

prob one of my favorite blogger girls with blonde hair :D

http://www.etsy.com/shop/victoriousyouth

LookingGlassGirl said...

Lovely images!

Annie Lollapalooza said...

these photos are beautiful! i wonder how you get the light just perfect? and you look lovely =)

Robin Humphrey said...

the rainbow sparkles against the pink radiator is such a gorgeous photo!

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