(thrift) finds.

some (mostly) recent (mostly) thrifted acquisitions:

from a secret east bay button mecca:


looks latin american in origin to me. i like the animals, natch:

animal pin

from kridaracraft’s etsy shop…a tiny thai patchwork bag that i absolutely adore:

thai patchwork bag

the black one is my most recent liz claiborne bag…i seem to have amassed a small collection of such over time. as my online pal swan diamond rose recently said in the comments on this photo over at flickr, these old liz bags seem perfectly right right now.

oh, liz.

there’s just something about their bright colors and the geometry of triangular liz logo that seems relevant again.

i was happy surprised to find out the bust of this crazy lace number fit *me* in the bust area. shock and awe!

80s cocktail dress

i don’t plan on wearing it as is, even though i’d like to (these girls need a bra!)…so i’ll probably pair it with a tank top or perhaps even some kind of button down something or other.


  1. Susan

    This is a most interesting black dress. It’s almost like a long, long corset. I like your idea of wearing it over a shirt (I’d do the same). If I owned it, I’d add thick tights, and lace-up high-heeled oxfords (not that I own any – yet!) I’m looking forward to see how you wear it.

  2. Amber

    Great dress – I just wanted to let you know I found a strapless bra that actually holds up big boobs – it’s by Le Mystere. I got mine at Nordstrom!

  3. tricia

    wendy: i have looked high and low for the right bra…in my size (32G) not much exists. so i just have dress around it, oh well! 🙂