Monday, February 11, 2013

vintage ponderings

Today is Inspiration Monday!
When the ladies Megan and Nora of Two Birds Boutique
choose an outfit to inspire a look.

Here's my version of the look.
To see how others styled it
 go to:
inspiration monday: d-eva

Today's inspiration is:Dianna Agron
who stars in the TV show Glee.
Yes, I totally watch Glee.
It's inclusive happiness,
that shows tolerance and diversity, through music.
Kate Hudson's character Cassandra Julyis gorgeous and feisty.

My lace dress: H & M, (over 2 yrs. ago),
tights: Target(over 5 yrs. ago)
purse: thrifted

...midnight blue, tomato-red, sea green, deep purple, and jewel tones reddest of the colours seen in Renaissance painting...
from book .A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
My blue navy wool coat: Target (over 5 yrs. ago)
I never wear it, now that I live in Texas.
It rarely gets cold enough to wear here.

My brown suede boots: Sears (over 7 yrs. ago).

...Then we'd found clothes that reflected the season's silhouettes, sculptued A-line coats and dresses with stand-away collars and full skirts, 
architectural leather jackets with exaggerated shoulders and curved sleeves. from book .A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

We'd chosen fabrics that tied in with seductive fabrics of the moment-brocade, lace, satin, and damask, crushed velvet, tartan, and tweed...from book .A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

My art journal page from January 13, 2013
inspired by
Art Journal All Year E-Course by Elsie & Rachel

I like Vintage
Vintage clothes, my grandmother's old jewelry,
my mom's boots.
When I don't know who owned it before,
I wonder, 
did they die, and their family was giving their old stuff away?
Were they gifts they didn't want?
Or styles that didn't suit them?

When I think of old books,did the people who had them 
before love them?
Or did they outgrow them?

My great grandma once gave me her old black velvet belt with a gold buckle.
It was embroidered with colored flowers.
I wish I still had it.


  1. Speaking of old books, they're so much different than those printed today. A lot of them barely even have a cover picture. Just a hardback cover with plain letters for the title. But you can't recreate that awesome old paper look and feel.

  2. Love your dress, so pretty!!
    And I love how you've done the word "vintage" in your journal, defs trying this!! xx

  3. Ooo, I love this look so much, Teddi! It's effortless. :) There really is something special about vintage clothing. A lot of it was made so well and is timeless. Your great grandmother's belt sounds really pretty. :)

  4. Oh, this is my all time favorite of your looks! (I'm such a sucker for a pretty lace dress.) I love how you styled this pretty dress in such a way that is so you, those striped stocking s and the cool boots is so you! Absolutely love how you interpreted this look. :)

  5. This is my favourite outfit of all your outfits! I love that dress and those tights are so perfect. And of course, you make it look amazing!

  6. I really like the outfit! it looks so cute on you ;)
    Lovely blog!

  7. i love your look like a cute little doll. what fun tights! i also love vintage for that reason. i wish every item came with a story!

  8. This outfit is a favorite of mine! Those laces in your white dress, so cute! And I love the warm colors in your style like the brown with the white! Your journalpage is awesome too! All those beautiful books I love books too ;) xoxo Conny

  9. that is one especially cute outfit, Teddi. white lace is cute lace and it looks lovely next to your red hair. oh and what a nice contrast that jacket makes! beautifully combined for sure :)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  10. i love that you wore a lace dress, have been searching for one forever, hopefully this spring
    those tights need to jump into my tights drawer right now!

  11. I read that book! It was really good fun!!! Love your outfit with the pretty lace dress! The writing 'vintage' in your art journal in thread is really clever!!x

  12. I had to click on the link because the cover art was different so I wasn't sure but yes, I just finished reaching "A Vintage Affair" this weekend! Was a light read but I enjoyed it, too funny that it's featured on your blog today (great minds read alike!) :) LOVE your striped tights today and lace white dresses are the best, I wear mine a lot!

  13. love all your inspiration!!! it reminds me santa fe... omg, am I obsessed?!?! hahah


  14. you made this outfit soooooo much more fun!!! i LOVE the tights and the cute lace dress!

  15. This might be my favorite look of yours, ever. The brown boots paired with the tights is perfect symmetry!

    Oh Gilmore girls...! When I was little, it would play at midnight on my two-channel television screen. I often fell asleep in the middle of an episode, but it always made me feel so peaceful.... Much better than counting sheep!

    Sending you many hugs Teddi -

  16. Teddi, you look SO chic! That lace dress is so pretty and playful. I love it paired with such warm and wintry pieces.

    May the force be with you.

  17. Love this look! how cute! and I love your vintage journal page as well!

  18. I wish I had a cream lace dress like yours. They're one of the most versatile pieces you can imagine - as you prove by cleverly pairing it with deep earthy tones and thick fabrics.


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