Wednesday, April 6, 2011

taking care of business












cardigan  zara
tie blouse  thrifted
slip  vintage
skirt  thrifted
necklace  vintage (from vintage fashion expo)
bag  j. crew
shoes  vintage (from sifted vintage)


Tuesdays have been incredibly productive for me lately. Francesca and I have been meeting up at my place every week to photograph a bunch of vintage for our Etsy shops, and yesterday we both had a craaazy amount of stuff because we spent all our money at the Alameda Flea Market. After deeming several things too good to part with (trying everything on can be dangerous if your friend is an enabler) we got down to business and nearly filled up my camera's memory card. And since we worked so very hard all day we figured we deserved a cocktail (or two) so off we went to Bourbon & Branch where Tommy Dorsey was playing and the special cocktail of the evening involved strawberry syrup and egg whites. A perfect and productive day, the kind of day I will miss terribly when Francesca scoots off to New York in a few months.

29 comments:

Bad Taste Toast said...

You always look so lovely and the light makes the photos look even more magical! :)

Wrinkle In Time Vintage said...

This skirt is divine love! I have a black one very very similar but I've been wanting a white one for a while now.
Love the layering in this outfit :)

Daisy said...

I love the full skirt with the polkadot shrug - I'd never put all of those things together but it looks so beautiful on you!
Daisy xxx

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love that polka dotted cardigan! so cute and vintage-y as always!


<3 steffy
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Phara said...

I love the combination of all these different fabrics in a similar colour, they go great together!
X

Zelina Garza said...

i love those shoes that outfit is adorable :)

Emily said...

whats this i her about Effie coming to NY? its great to have a friend to help with shop stuff right? ali and i just fell into a nice system ourselves!

Meghan said...

aw I love this pretty pretty magical light outfit!

Coury Combs said...

The Perfect Outfit! MMMHMM!

Meanz said...

You look so pretty and whimsical! I love the whole outfit!

- Meanz (Koi Story)

hello said...

Awh sounds like such a nice day! I really like the way you layered everything together in this outfit :)

FutureLint said...

The long tie on the blouse is so pretty and that bag is super cute!

thebohemienne said...

So pretty and feminine!

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megannielsen said...

gosh i love this outfit!! i love how you tied your blouse in the front, sooo cute!!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

what a perfectly symbiotic relationship! its so neat that you can help each other.
this is my favorite outfit in the world. i love that freaking blouse.

Rachel Beyer said...

LOVE your outfit! So pretty!

Heidi said...

Such a lovely outfit! And the skirt....so pretty!

Jo said...

Gorgeous! I love the dots! I actually just bought a playsuit with pretty much an identical pattern!

x
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Nathalie said...

You look so pretty and your outfit is so adorable! Love your skirt and blouse.

curious constellation said...

That skirt flows perfectly.

Kaelyn Choo said...

Lovely outfit!

Cheers,
Kaelyn
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Louise said...

Stunning skirt.

Cara said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I adore this look...that skirt is wonderful, and love how you styled it! Lovely
xo Cara
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A Flourishing Perspective said...

What a simply delightful day that sounds like! I love days like that...they're always splendid.

And your outfit is divine and so breezy and Springy! I love it. Photo #5=perfection, darling.

Happy Thursday to you. Have a lovely week!!

xoxoxox

jess said...

That skirt is wonderful. It is so floaty.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Suuuuuper pretty photos and outfit Miss Ashley. I love the pale muted tones with all the layers. How long is Francesca going to be in NY? Jen is leaving me for Ann Arbor at the end of May for two months. And with Nicole gone, we've got to stick together! :D
XOXO

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness, I have that tie blouse! It use to be my mom's and there is a matching skirt. You look lovely in it :)

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This outfit is beautiful as are the pictures. Your hair is GORGEOUS.

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Lydia said...

I love the layering here. So pretty and romantic.