Wednesday, December 14, 2011

a little bit of you goes a long way with me















Photos by Joshua Cobos

cape  vintage, garage sale
dress vintage from female hysteria
hat  vintage, thrifted
necklace  vintage, flea market

I love pairing something sweet (like this heavenly lace 1960's dress from the amazing Female Hysteria Vintage) with something a bit more strange and dark like this incredible velvet cape. I found it at a random garage sale that happened to have a few pieces of impeccable vintage hiding in the corner. I'm not sure what era it's from but it looks like it could be quite old, possibly from the 1930's. Not a bad find for only $20! The 1940's-style heels are from a brand called Aris Allen that makes shoes specifically for swing dancing. I'm always excited to find shoes in a vintage style because my big feet (size 10!) make it hard to wear the real thing. I'm sure my fellow large-footed sisters share my pain!

19 comments:

Jo said...

I think this is my favourite Fancy Fine post ever! <3 <3 <3 Such amazing settings; you SF girls make me want to visit so badly!

x
Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

andrea lynne rose said...

I love where you took photos. Such a beautiful place

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Amazing photos Ashley!!! That first one is just too good. That cape is just incredible. And don't even get me started on the shoes.
XOXO

thecupcakecountessa said...

Teehee! The last photo is awesome! Beautiful post.

Love & Lollies... Jessa

http://confessionsofthecupcakecountessa.blogspot.com/

mythriftedwardrobe said...

Wow, awesome mural and an awesome outfit!

herecomesthesun said...

These photos are so fun! Were they taken on a film camera? You look amazing :)

baileyblush said...

I love this look. And the shoes are so sweet! I take a 9 1/2 or 10 in US sizes and so rarely see nice vintage shoes in my size. I have been envious of your Fletcher by Lyell shoes for the longest time now because I love the vintage look...if you ever decide to part with them...

Sparks In Spring said...

I love how natural you are in front of the camera! :) That alone deserve a how-to post on its own! teehee gorgeous shots, last one is so cute.

Stephanie said...

Amazing photos! I love your cape

stuckinazoo said...

So beautiful! Everything about these photos is amazing, I'm insanely jealous of your outfit!

Caitlin said...

i love all your photos. i need to find the photos from the shoot that is you about me photo. i love it!

Aliya said...

What amazing settings for pictures!! Of course, to match an even more amazing cape!! You are beautiful!

x Aliya
www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

Phara said...

What a beautiful dress and I love all of your poses! ^^
X

Dom said...

Your photographs always make me chuckle. Were you a model in another life? (No, seriously...) Love the cape. It instantly reminds me of the cape Spanish matadors wear.

Caitie said...

such wonderful photos and I love how you mixed and matched everything here!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Dawn said...

It warms my heart to know that you have big feet. Is that weird? I wear a size 11. :)

The heels are beautiful, by the way.

wardrobeexperience said...

lovely outfit and amazing pictures... just like a little photo story.

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Zane said...

great photos

Zoë, Lion Heart Vintage said...

GENIUS. that is all I can say.