Last Night’s Party: The Manor Style

Scene: Buffalo Rodeo, Billy Swayze, Drobot @ The Manor.

Crowd: Smokers. 

Hosted by: The Manor

Favorite Stranger I Didn’t Know: Unidentified drag queen ( I thought I knew ‘em all!) looking fierce and mixing some great textiles.

Least Favorite Thing About This Place: Smokers.

Better Preparing for 4th of July 2011

I’m a sad American when it comes to my red, white, and blue wardrobe.  All I had to wear that wasn’t too painfully patriotic yesterday was a white v-neck shirt with some stars and stripes on it that I bought from Old Navy a couple years back.  I think if I was even wearing the outfit that some child was forced to model above, I’d still be doing better. 

I decided to see if I could find some classy 4th of July goods from back in the day.  Next year, I think I want to host a dinner party for the 4th and I want us all to wear classically American vintage goods and use vintage dinnerware and everyone read a passage from the Encyclopedia about their favorite part of American history. 

For such an event:

Vintage Avon earrings.  $4.50!  Available from Ecrater.  Perfect accessory.

This doesn’t SCREAM the 4th of July unless you know its the 4th of July.  Nice nod to the skyrockets in the sky, methinks.  $42.  Available from Etsy seller, Marie’s Vintage.

Vintage 60s Red, White, and Blue pumps. And in my size!!  $42 from Etsy seller Nick and Nessies.   I could pair these with —not the dress above—but definitely a navy blue pencil skirt and white blouse.  Or even short-sleeved cardigan. 

Vintage cake stand!  For sweet little cuppy-cakes or anything of that nature!   From the Tea Corner, $34.95.



Vintage red/white/blue and some splashes of yellow tablecloth.  So much fun!  Available from Etsy seller Call Me Jasper, $59.  I want to buy this for my regular everyday table, honestly.

Tomorrow, Aaron and I are heading around town to do some junk-storing before he goes to work.  Let’s hope we find some goodies.  Oh— and belated Happy Fourthy!

Accumulating My Rockabilly Wardrobe

Aaron has been digging on a ton of rockabilly music lately, and we’ve been browsing some rockabilly festivals.  I realized that, in the event that we do go to one of these festivals, I needed to look the part.  I love the form-fitting style that rockabilly clothes follow, as well as all the busy prints, and endless flair.  I feel like if I don’t want to wear vintage roller-skates as shoes for my outfit,then the outfit isn’t complete!

Here are some goodies I’ve found in the rockabilly vein this week:

$53.99.  Available at Modcloth.  Love the zipper at the bust.

$76. Go a little Mary-Tyler-Moore-Billy with these capris.  Available from PinUp Girl Clothing

$224.99 Oh, if only I was made of money. Vintage, great condition.  So. Red.  It looks glamorous, but I can imagine rockabilly-ing it up with some major jewelry and even some gloves and some cat-walk heels.  Available from Jambalaya on Etsy.

$69.95.  Yes.  I think any heels this high—6 inches— need to have that nifty ankle strap for a little more support.  Rawr.  Available from StarletsandHarlets.

$15.  Back seam stockings are a must.  And I LOVE the tassel detail.   Available from My Diva’s Closet

$63.  A little out of my price range and maybe a future DIY topic of interest, but I love veils.  And a rockabilly fest WOULD be a great chance to incorporate one seamlessly into my outfit.  Available from ETSY.

$30.  And there you have my roller-skates.  Minus some fake tattoo-age and hair product, I’m on my way!  Available from Ecrater.