Last Saturday, Mr. Jaunty and I attended an MVMA concert featuring the Bruce Nehring Consort. The performance took place in a local church and didn’t call for dressing up… but hey.
Those who take outfit photos past midnight get crummy indoor lighting:
Dress – Trashy Diva “Trixie” in Olivine Floral print, gift from little sister. Note: I dyed mine a new color. Feeling very lucky it turned out well
Shoes – CL by Chinese Laundry via Ross
Various jewelry – Self-made, second-hand, or nameless
Wristlet Clutch – Express
Petticoat (unseen) – Malco Modes petticoat via Ebay (chopped half the tulle off for a less square-dance silhouette)
Bustier (unseen) – No name, thrifted for $1.25
Yes, you remember this exact outfit from the Nola wedding. The dress was lime green then, and I had plenty of hair. The times, they are a changin’.
Today, Mr. Jaunty took me downtown for lunch, jazz, and window shopping (two dates in two weeks!), and once again I deliberately overdressed. The following photos appear courtesy of Mr. Jaunty— who offered to take them, I didn’t twist his arm:
Hat – Peter Grimm (not Peter Grimes) via sketchy mall shop. Definitely worth $7
Top – mMm, second-hand
Skirt – Kimchi & Blue, second-hand
Jewelry – Same as above outfit plus charm necklace
Shoes – Melissa Zig Zags via karmaloop.com
This skirt had deliberately frayed hems, but that looked sloppy to me (“let’s cut production costs by skipping the hems!”), so I hemmed ’em up. The skirt still features a six-button fall-front (ahoy, sailors!), nice deep pockets (which allowed me to skip purses today), not one but two kinds of muted green stripes, aaaaaaaand:
A slight bustle!
Is “bustle” too strong a word? Would “rump-draping” be an improvement?
This outfit felt wonderfully “me.” The good aspects of me, naturally, not the mortifying stuff.