Friday, March 5, 2010

Aqua Blue Heaven Friday: Cinderella's Slippers.

It's Aqua Blue Heaven Friday, lovers!

Spring will be here soon and that means cute shoe weather. Please, no more with the Uggs or those knit sweater Eskimo bootie type things. Comfy? Yes. Fug? Even bigger yes. I'll admit to owning a pair faux Ugg boots (AKA Fuggs)- black suede ones by Airwalk I got at Payless last year for a million times less than the cost of real Uggs. But you know what? I'm in Pennsylvania where winters kick your ass, so looking cute from December to March isn't really an option. Anyone living in frosty areas get a fashion pass for Ugg necessity! Everyone else, you're on your own. Like the California girls who wear them with denim mini skirts and "wifebeaters". I don't get it. It leaves me with many questions. Two, actually. One is: what the hell? And 2 is: are those types the equivalent of our east coast Jersey Girl guidettes? You know, leaning toward the slutty end of the fashion spectrum and rocking perma-Cheeto orange faux tan. (AKA: the female version of a guido.) Needless to say, I'm ready for warmer weather, ready to pack away the damn Fuggs and move on so I can start making fun of people who wear socks with sandals.

For extreme awesomeness, you may dig these Vintage 50's Lucite Heel Slingbacks, in a very sad and very wee size 4.5-5, currently available from Etsy seller Cheesecake Vintage:

But check out the etched heel! Do love it. (I wonder if I can get that down to my Fuggs?)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Way-Out Wednesday: Fears Of A Clown.

It's time for Way-Out Wednesday!

It's been a while since I've shown off a perfectly good (read: petrifying) creepy-ass vintage doll in a while, so today's the day. Today's disturbingly awesome pick is this Vintage Clown Marionette from Etsy seller Shermancat. (Which, by the way, all proceeds from the sale of it go to the Humane Society of York County. See? Good can come from scary.)

(Green Day-inspired guyliner?! Tiny blue hands? WHY?!)

Enjoy the night terrors.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Atomic Tuesday: Write This Way.

Welcome to another [very late] Atomic Tuesday!

Today's vintage pick is this incredible Vintage 1950s Artsy Atomic Print Dress, in a very decent size (38-34-44!), in a very decent colorway (pink and teal!) for a very decent price (80 bucks!), currently available from Lucitebox:

You know what I most dig about it? It's how the "chicken scratch" print reminds me of the scribblings of a writer, ie: "It was a dark and stormy night" ... no, that won't work... "Once upon a time in a land far, far away" ...nah, too cliche ... then out of the dank alley of 1880's England emerged the butcher knife-wielding madman"... that's it!...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: Everyone Knows It's Windy.

Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday!

Did you know there's only 20 more days until the first day-o-spring?! It can't come soon enough, I say. If I never see another snowflake for 3 more weeks I'll be a happy camper! (Of course, give it a few months and I'll be bitching about how hot it is.)

Let's kick off this rare, positive & hopeful mood I'm in for pleasant-er, spring-ier weather (I love warm yet grey & rainy & windy spring days over lovely sunny days. Shocking.) with this to die Vintage 1950s Windy Day Novelty Print Sundress, currently available on Etsy for a decent 95 bucks from seller Catbooks1940s:

My favorite part of this print is the little girl taking off with the umbrella! That's hilarious! Adios, kid! Wait. That sounded wrong. Kinda creepy. You know what I mean. It's just a killer, entertaining spring print is what I'm trying to get at. Sheesh.

PS: Do you have the 1967 song "Windy' by the Association stuck in your head now?! Mwuahahaha, that's my evil gift to you! Damn. I have "eeee-vryone knows it's winnn-deee" in my head now too. Evil-doing backfire.