So tonight I'm covering an independent designer fashion show on the Eastside for The Glamour Wire, a Seattle-based fashion blog that covers local designers, fashion events, trends, and more. You may remember that I wrote a guest article for the site back in March, and when Rachael contacted me about writing about Bellevue Fashion Week, I jumped at the chance!
Then I had to figure out what to wear! I'm in a bit of a closet slump - or maybe I'm just having a spell of sartorial confusion? - but I still have a few pieces that I always reach for when the occasion calls for fancy. I actually posted this dress not too long ago - with these shoes, even! - but it's such a great look that I wanted to duplicate it. The dress and corduroy coat are both vintage, and the pumps have a vintage feel, so I left my hair down to update the look a bit.
I'm also wearing a necklace I got at Bumbershoot - it's made of a small brass whistle and two old coins on a long brass chain. I am sort of a sucker for jewelry made of old things like keys and baubles. And now that I think of it, I totally subconsciously stole this idea from Joan Holloway:
Fitted purple floral print dress: Vintage, from Doubletake Vintage in Issaquah
Black corduroy coat: Vintage, from Ratsy's in Oberlin
Blue pumps: Fluevog Brevas
Whistle necklace: Love Nail Tree