FUN, Looks to Try, Vintage Finds

Bow Ties – Not Just for Boys

“The bow tie hints at intellectualism, real or feigned, and sometimes suggests technical acumen, perhaps because it is so hard to tie. Bow ties are worn by magicians, country doctors, lawyers and professors and by people hoping to look like the above. But perhaps most of all, wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.”                                         -Warren St John, New York Times 


No pressure or anything, just broadcasting my aggressive lack of concern for your opinion. I recently became enamored with bow ties – they seem so cool and effortless. And after some research, I learned about how noble they make you appear, Wikipedia even has an entire page devoted JUST to notable people who have worn bow ties. Continue reading

Vintage Finds, Where to Shop

Summer Nights: Beaded Frock

This summer I was slumming around our great city and decided, on a whim, to head to value world. Carl spent her summer in the city that never sleeps and, thus, I was down a thrifting partner. Carl and I have this theory that each and every time we go to Value World we, usually, buy multiple items but there is always one All-Star item, one item, that from that day forward people will always comment on how fabulous it is and scoff when you tell them it’s from Value World (and <$10). Anyway, on the particular day I found one of the most amazing things I’ve ever found at Value World (aside from my coat), a wonderful, beautiful, beadyfull top. Continue reading