Monday, July 27, 2009

If you're going to San Francisco...


It's not too often in your life that you're able to thrift a dress that makes you feel as good as Jackie O. looked. I found this 90s by way of the 60s dress at Value Village last weekend and couldn't wait to wear it! It fits like a dream, accentuates my waist and isn't even tight. Yes, this is pretty much my ultimate dress and was darn cheap too! It only cost me ten buckeroos.

I also amped up the 60s vibe by drawing on some "Alex from A Clockwork Orange" fake eyelashes. I never experiment with makeup (I still wear it, but am not particularly adventurous with it) because I don't care for the stuff much, but it turned out surprisingly well!

47 comments:

Jennifer said...

Eee gads kid. You have some killer thrifting skills, and I'm kinda sorta totally jealous of how you stick to your style so religiously.

WendyB said...

Great dress! What a find.

Malena said...

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair?
And i love what you're wearing, i'm always looking for 60's style dresses cut that way. at heart, i want to be a mod.

Damsels said...

oh i found a dress just like that recently .polka dots too i love it . yours seems to be a classier version of mine ;)

monkey toes said...

i like the whole outfits!! esp. the shoes...

diane said...

That dress is classic, and you can funk it up too.
I hate to keep harping about this, but I swear your shelves look slanted to me. It's like you live in a "fun house" or something. Is it just the angle of the camera?

word ver.- dedinut- great...now I feel like some kind of zealot.

Emy Augustus said...

eh? I don't remember nething about alex's eyelashes from a clockwork orange. the novel right?

theTrendyDwarf said...

I love your shoes and dress so much! You literally look like you came through a time machine to this period of time from the 90s! Love it! All you need is the black and white. The make-up ended up perfect! Not too much and not too little.
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Saraid said...

That dress is spectacular! So simple and flattering. V. impressive find.

R. said...

I love the eye makeup! So so cute. The dress is absolutely beautiful and flattering as well.

Jane said...

Great dress
Kind of Audrey Hepburn...the fit, not the print :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Love that dress and shoe combo. Great pieces all around and together=perfection.

modedorf said...

love the dress!

michellehendra said...

lovely shoes! :) you got great eyes

xx

The Magic Doll said...

I am mad for anything 60s and these eyelashes, are twiggy/edie remisicent, as is the dress(more twiggy), kudos to you.
H
x

diane said...

I forgot to mention that Anthony Burgess is one of my favorite authors. He created the teenager language for A Clockwork Orange, and also was a consultant for the language in the movie A Quest for Fire. He wrote a lesser known book entitled The Doctor is Sick, it's effing hilarious.

I think you have the coolest photography equipment I have ever seen, if that's what's creating that weird effect. :)

lydia said...

this is REALLY great. i love love love it. and your makeup is flawless!

susie_bubble said...

That's very fortunate with the fit...
so often it's the sizing that's the problem with thrifting....

etoilee8 said...

You're making me want to make the polka dot dress I promised myself this summer.

Wendy said...

Cute in polka dots!

Kristiana V said...

The dress is cute :D

sarah said...

i got really excited for a sec thinking you were coming to SF...

i love playing with make-up. your lashes look extra lush!
xo s

Pansy said...

Ooooh, I love that dress and those shooooes.

I can't wait to see your haircut, I think that's going to look pretty amazing on you, honestly! ^.^

I was Alex for Halloween a few years ago.. I had a jock strap thing going on and everything, haha.

Nice and Shiny said...

The lashes actually look REALLY good! Not crazy at all, totally wearable. Hmmm, I kinda want to try that out today now, thanks! ;D

And the dress is, you're right, perfection. I too have been quite lucky with the ol' VV boutique lately. Seriously, WORK that Jackie O dress... you look hot, girl!

<3<3<3

Miss Woo said...

I dig your Clockwork Alex impressions, but you're like a prettier, frenched up version though! (must be the awesome polka dots..)

erin said...

oh my, i was just humming that exact song in your title whilst biking like a maniac. mere coincidence? i think not.

well first things first, that dress is uhm AMAZING. damn good buy on your part. you serve jackie justice.

and secondly (in response to your comment), yes yes we should exchange links. i am linkering you now. and i am kicking myself for not doing so previously.

xx

sarah said...

nothing would be sweeter!!
you and ms. meckling are two of my faves.
side note: i feel that with her killer illustrations and your sharp wit you could come up with an epic zine. just sayin...

Eyeliah SS said...

You've been dressing girlier lately I really like it. :-)

kirstyb said...

It is indeed a cute dress - Love your hair by the way xoxoxox

Amelia said...

That is indeed the perfect dress. I cannot get over the polka dots. Lovely eyelashes, too :)

Danika said...

these people are crazy.
you dress awfully.
you have no sense of "fashion"
you don't dress for your body at all.
your blog is fucking called "hipster musings"

what the fuck.
i don't care that you will make it so no one sees my comment, i have solace in letting you know how awful you are.

Diary of a Young Designer said...

I love the whole look! It's cute how your glasses add some special style to it! The dress is a steal, great find!

xo
Sophie

Em said...

The title of this post warms my heart.

Danielle said...

I don't experiment with makeup either. Like your shoes!

Isabel said...

This outfit is so cute :)

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xxx

Katharine said...

Loving the outfit, especially the shoes! Great job with the makeup too, its' always awesome when experiments turn out well.

Andie said...

amazing dress! you look just lovely, absolutely lovely darling! (yeah i couldnt resist saying that, sorry)
LOVES IT!

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Hammy said...

Where do you find all this stuff? I go thrifting all the time and find stuff once a month if I'm lucky.

Twobreadsplease said...

Looooove the dress, the shape is killer. And any clockwork orange references make me happy, you look beautiful with the fake lashes. x

emily said...

i love how you did the fake-eyelshes (kinda-not-really) thing, i need to try that...

Anonymous said...

Hey you hey you! When are you getting a hair cut? Gosh I hope you go with the short 'do; I had to study what hairstyles go well with facial frames, and you'll kick everybody's ASS with short hair! You're gonna' look fab! I discovered your blog and am now keeping up with it; you're a fun blogger!

Ruhvana and Flanelli said...

I love your shoes. I've been loking that kind of shoes for ages.

Ruhvana

Izzy said...

love love love this look.

?? said...

hi
it's so good style
i think that you're bind belt your waist
more look like gorgeous

Tam said...

I have that exact dress! I picked up in a charity shop on the Isle of Wight. Wow!!!!

Crystal Ball said...

You look like a doll! The dress is so pretty.

Small Town Girl said...

I love this outfit! You look great!