Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Outfit: For a Fashion Show

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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

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