"Whenever I need a little pick-me-up, I always thrown on one of my favorite necklaces. I don't know why but it always helps!"I love hearing these things, especially since I feel I'm in a bit of a style rut. I've moved to a really laid-back office where, frankly, I feel a little bit out of place in petticoats or even a pencil skirt. It's silly; I should know by now that it's okay to be myself and do my thing, but between being exhausted, earlier hours and the cold, jeans and a sweater are all I can put together right now.
"I can't every day, but as often as I can I take a bubble bath. Something about soaking in some sweet scented bubbles makes me feel like a movie star! Definitely adds glamour to my day."
"If I take the time to deep condition my hair it has a natural wave to it that makes me feel a little glam!"
Outfits like this one are great for days when I'm trying a little bit but the dress and the heels and the shapewear are too much. This is a photo my dad took over Thanksgiving. Sometimes I scroll through the photos on my phone that I've made my boyfriend or my dad take for the blog that take ages to make it here and feel terrible. So, Daddy, think of this as a thank you and I'm sorry.
|Lauren by Rakph Lauren button down - Marshalls|
Skinny corduroys - TJ Maxx
1950s men's sweater vest - Etsy
I did some digging when I first got the vest and found out that Marshall Field & Company was a Chicago retailer with its roots in the late 19th century. The flagship was a huge store on State Street. It was acquired by Macy's in 2005. I love these bits of wearable history, where you go on a little treasure hunt to find out about the brands and things. And the modern department store, frankly, just isn't what it used to be.
What are your favorite treasure hunt-like vintage finds?