Again and Again and Again and Again

Monday 17 Jan 2011

Last week I really went sort of… extremely minimal on styling.  I did take a few photos with lace from a slip sticking out of my dress.  Better with or without?

And!  Finally!  A better photo of the vintage Coach bag that belonged to my grandmother.  It’s been hiding out in my closet for years.  I never carried it because I didn’t want to clean out the things inside: an old blue pen, tissues, some loose change, a Trident gum wrapper, and a change purse I can remember my grandmother having forever.  I didn’t want to discard any of those memories so I kept everything.  I left the pen and gum wrapper in the back pocket and tucked the change purse away somewhere safe (where it won’t disintegrate).  This is perhaps the most personal thing I have ever revealed on this style blog.  Now you know why– I’m extremely oversentimental.

I’ve worn this dress so many times and photographed it at least four now for the blog.  It’s an old old favorite from Commander Salamander (so old it’s from when Commander Salamander used to be good) in Georgetown.  And yes, I totally looked like a fool walking into that store.

Love, Alex
Commander Salamander dress, A.C. Moore belt (from leather for jewelry), HUE tights, Target boots, vintage Coach bag.

Nov 2010 on an unseasonably warm day.

Sept 2010 in one of my first DSLR photos.

March 2010 on a deceptively sunny and warm looking day.

Edit:  Sorry about the weird formatting.  I thought I would do something cool and caption the photos but weird things keep happening with them.

Edit 2:  I think I fixed it, but it still isn’t how I intended.  Oh well.

Silk Bandages

10.1.10 – Friday Evening

So it was really cold (okay, it was only 60, but still really windy) when I took these last week.  I think you can totally tell how cold I was, I’m doing that little scrunch in, yet still try to retain my posture thing.  

I wore this later on Friday to the speakeasy with my friends where I think we ordered at least 9 appetizers — most of it was dinner for three out of five though.  And I had the best Sidecar of my life, with sugar on half the rim.  I was breaking in my new (vintage) Ferragamos from BriFoster on etsy.  They got here from Canada so fast!  Totally my new favorite shoes, although I wish they had a platform.  Maybe I can have the cobbler attach some?  I don’t know if that’s possible though, seems like an intense job!  

H&M sweater, Anthropologie shirt, LOFT skirt, J. Crew belt, Coach clutch, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes.  

P. S. Some last Toronto photos are here.