Monday, March 26, 2012

A colorful closet clean-out.

I don't know about all y'all, but every time I buy new clothes, I feel the need to make room in my closet. Maybe the years of living in notoriously small-closeted Charleston homes have trained me to constantly edit. Some things I give to my sister, others I donate to local thrift stores, and then I put the more fun things up on eBay. Here's my latest ROY G. BIV selection:

Pins and Needles (Urban Outfitters) sheer red blouse

 J. Crew wool/cashmere bright orange cardigan

Gap gold dolman sleeve draped blouse

American Eagle Outfitters chambray moto jacket

Lauren by Ralph Lauren silk menswear-inspired blouse

Ella Moss fringed shimmy-shimmy top 

Anthropologie racerback tiered chiffon tank

Leifsdottir ruffled wool straight skirt

Elevenses (Anthropologie) gray wool pleated skirt

Gap European Fit draped dress

 Elizabeth and James relaxed boyfriend-fit blazer

Sunday, March 25, 2012

This weekend's theme: Mad Men.

Looking at this weekend's activities,  my excitement for the two-hour season five premiere of Mad Men has been obvious the past few days:

peacock blue early 1960s bridesmaid dress (with removable over-skirt and matching veiled fascinator!) / bar stash for tonight's vintage cocktails / Art & Copy (a great documentary about the creative rise in advertising in the 1960s) / vintage-themed Newsweek 

Monday, March 12, 2012


Steven came back from Nashville/Columbia on Saturday afternoon, and we immediately launched into having the most easygoing fun we could manage. We started by meeting up with people at Taco Boy. I love spotting David Boatwright's murals all over town, and I especially adore this sort of mixed media mural in Taco Boy's patio. After that, we met up with Elizabeth, Andrew, and Elizabeth's lovely house guest, Caroline, at Bin 152 for some more imbibing. We completely lost track of time there, and barely managed to make it to goat. sheep. cow. before it closed. We got four amazing cheeses and a baguette, which is an ideal dinner, if you ask me. One of our selections was Ewephoria, which is a sheep's milk cheese like Gouda, and it was aptly named, to say the least. If I ever become lactose intolerant, my quality of life will decrease 87 percent. I have charts to prove this. Before we left downtown, we picked up some macarons for the road. With our cheeses and baguette and cornichones, we watched Martha Marcy May Marlene, and now Ashley has been replaced by Elizabeth as my favorite Olsen. 

On Sunday, we got completely whacked out by daylight savings, and ended up not getting our biz together until 1pm. We went to our safety spot, Rue de Jean, for brunch and a Bloody Mary. Second Sunday was happening on King Street, and I always use this as an excuse to shop too much. But, whatever. I got some cute pants from it. And other stuff. Oops. Then we met up with Elizabeth and Andrew for another Bloody Mary, this time at Thoroughbred Club. We wrapped up the day with a beer at Closed for Business -- I'll take any excuse to have a White Thai from Westbrook Brewing.

What a weekend.

P.S. Every time I see this gorgeous vintage Mercedes, I am filled with jealousy. It's officially on my Christmas wish list for eternity.