8.8.2006

8.8.2006
waiting at my subway stop with pete, getting ready to head into the city for paella and sangria with my good friends linda, and aaron.

-bright orange vintage mexican embroidered dress that i shortened and restyled: from the flea market @ the corner of ave. A and 11th street, manhattan, only $10!
-gold stretchy belt: thrifted in florida
-gold peeptoe wedges: bruno magli
-patchwork-look needlepoint bag: thrifted in florida
-giant brown sunglasses: beacon’s closet
-gold bangle: thrifted in florida
-red opaque plastic grandma earrings: thrifted in florida
-gold elgin watch: inherited by pete from his grandfather
-gold necklace with crystal heart: given to me by a work friend over 10 years ago. one of his family friends was ill and in a nursing home and had very little family, and he inherited her jewelry. he let me paw through her collection when i was young and very poor and let me take anything i wanted, knowing how much i loved vintage jewelry. he knew i would love and appreciate her things. it was very touching of him to let me do that.

8 comments

  1. Rachel

    Wow, that’s even more gorgeous up close. Great job on the restyling–I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for Mexican folk dresses now.

  2. tricia

    rachel: just to let you know about that mexican dress: it’s different than most i have run across in my days…very very wide because a lot of fabric is gathered just above the bust, and that makes it very wide and able to bell out like it does at the bottom. others i have seen are more straight up and down like a shift dress/big rectangle.

    so i don’t know how easy it would be to find one like this…it’s the only one i’ve seen that is that shape (so far).