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August 29, 2011

Purple Pugs and Mysterious Lace

babydoll floral dress, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy boots, vintage frame handbag, California fashion blog

babydoll floral dress, vintage floral cardigan, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy boots, vintage frame handbag, California fashion blog

babydoll floral dress, vintage floral cardigan, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy boots, vintage frame handbag, California fashion blog

babydoll floral dress, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy boots, vintage frame handbag, California fashion blog

I stumbled upon a vintage lace cardigan and maxi skirt set for $7 while thrifting earlier this month.  Unfortunately, there is a mysterious sticky black substance on the upper portion of the skirt that no amount of washing seems to remedy.  Fortunately, the cardigan is in perfect condition.  As much as I shop for vintage clothing, I tend to find flaws that I cannot always fix, so it's time for me to seek out the elusive local dry cleaner and tailor who won't charge exorbitant rates for their services.

I finally got my feet into the Jeffrey Campbell Tardy boots in black that have been on my wish list since their debut on multiple websites.  They run a bit narrow, have a much heavier heel than I was expecting, and aren't nearly as comfortable as my Litas, but I'm drawn to the chunky '90s silhouette, white stitching, and endless opportunities for creating grunge-inspired outfits with them.  I anticipate that they'll make multiple appearances on this blog.

What you don't see in these photos is the adorable pug with a purple mohawk that kept approaching me while I stood on the grass.  As much as I wanted to pet its stripe of purple fur, I resisted, and it went on to introduce itself to a nearby bulldog with a penchant for kicking the grass.  All this while I could hear the rock bands performing from a nearby block party and smell the BBQ burgers from a house in the neighborhood.  Not a bad way to spend the evening.

Wearing: vintage lace cardigan, Forever 21 babydoll dress, Jeffrey Campbell Tardy boots, vintage frame handbag

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