Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentines Day


Whether you love it or you hate it - it's just around the corner.
And with this 'Spring' weather - it seems that Cupid is poised -
high above the tree tops, ready to strike on the unsuspecting
loveless and single persons at any moment!

duck. duck. duck. duck. goose!

There's no avoiding it now, ladies. You can either accept it and
wear a bit or red or pink in a 'homage' to the day, you can go all out and get your dream date-night dress for the lovely time out with that special man in your life - OR you could just seek shelter in your bed and like a birthday that you deny having after 25, you can wait for  it to pass. Right?

However you choose to spend the day - you should do it looking

The shades and tones of pink and red are absolutely endless.
And the items! There's something fluffy, something lacy, 
something sequined, beaded, see through, warm, feathered
furry, pin-tucked, printed, brocade, ruffled, full skirted, high
waist'd, zipped, snapped, buttoned and hooked!

Even as a single lady I'm finding this upcoming holiday to be just another wonderful excuse to dress up in my favorite vintage duds!

So treat yourself.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

what i wore - day one

post office


The era stays mainly true to the 1960s.
The earrings are from an estate. (local purchase)
The sweater is mustard yellow and thrifted. (current )
The pencil skirt is a beautiful green tweed. (etsy find)
The shoes are amazing - Seychelles. (amazon and current)
The gloves are chocolate brown with a tiny  brown
 pearl for decoration (thrifted  and vintage)

All SO very simple.

Getting 'dolled up' doesn't have to mean digging into the
back of your closet for a ball gown. Simply pulling
on a wonderful button up and a high fitting skirt
can do the trick!

The coat. I've already been asked about this fabulous coat.
VERY 60s. Shawl collar.  Swing style. Three quarter sleeves.
Heavy and crafted from a floral tapestry fabric.
The pattern is just amazing. The colors  just give it a
'wild cat' in the jungle feel.

The coat was a gift from a dear friend in California.
It was actually purchased, with me in tow, at a vintage
store in Burbank called, "Hubba Hubba"

If you look at the reviews of the stores you might
feel terrified to step into the store.

The owner is a GEM. An absolute character. While others
felt insulted, I felt at home. She was  great to us - 
she even guessed our signs based on our interaction
with each other.

The prices were great and rumor has it the cast AND
the wardrobe department for MAD MEN shopped there.

That's it for now, beautiful girls!
♥ Forgotten Muse

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A time and a place?

i think not, sir.

I've been told - by fellas - that there is a time and a place
for dressing up.

 i call bullsh*t.

If you know me, you know that I won't go out in sweats;
that wearing jeans makes me feel sloppy.
If you know me - you know that I love dressing up,
looking neat and of course, wearing vintage.

"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing 
herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know,
 maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to
 be as pretty as possible for destiny."
-- Coco Chanel

We'll skip my awkward years of dressing and living
among the 'flock' and get right into the current me. 
That's more interesting anyway. ;)

One of my dear internet friends and a fellow fashionista,
Nora, suggested that I give my friends, fans and followers
a glimpse into my life -  it to my daily outfits, of which there
are many. 

I use every single day as an excuse for dressing up.
Whether I'm headed to the post office, the grocery store,
the thrift store, out on a date or simply getting take away.

I want to look and feel great.
Don't you?

It's a misconception that I do this for attention or for men.
if you're doing it right, then you're doing it for yourself.

Dressing should be done for yourself and no one else.
Sure, he might like that red dress of yours, but you
should only find yourself clad in it because it makes
you feel amazing.

I digress.


life is too short to not look and feel amazing everyday

♥ Forgotten Muse

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A new year to look fabulous

New year. New resolutions. New blog posts.

I've been slack enough - expect new retrospective, witty banter
and previews this year! Take a look inside my ridiculously cluttered
mind, closet and work room. And don't forget - my followers
ALWAYS hear about sales in my shop first. 

If you're not already my facebook pal, what are you waiting for?
Friend me here!

♥ Forgotten Muse