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Today, I wore my first ever 1920s outfit! Some fancy friends and I had a picnic at Dardanella's Great Gatsby Lawn Party, so it was time to take the plunge into this intimidating era. I'm really very pleased with how my outfit turned out, particularly with my misgivings about how the silhouette would work with my ample hips. I still think there are more flattering eras for me, but I'm looking forward to playing around more with the roaring 20s. Thanks,@decades_of_style for making it easy to dabble with something new! Also, I'm extremely pleased with my hackjob hat which was previously ruined in a river tubing incident. You'd never know after I washed it and added a wire around the brim!

#dardanella #1920s #picnic #greatgatsbyparty #daydrinking #roaring20s #brightyoungthings #gingham #spectators #1920sdress #bighat #hackjobhat #vintage #decadesofstyle #isabelladress
Today, I wore my first ever 1920s outfit! Some fancy friends and I had a picnic at Dardanella's Great Gatsby Lawn Party, so it was time to take the plunge into this intimidating era. I'm really very pleased with how my outfit turned out, particularly with my misgivings about how the silhouette would work with my ample hips. I still think there are more flattering eras for me, but I'm looking forward to playing around more with the roaring 20s. Thanks,@decades_of_style for making it easy to dabble with something new! Also, I'm extremely pleased with my hackjob hat which was previously ruined in a river tubing incident. You'd never know after I washed it and added a wire around the brim! #dardanella  #1920s  #picnic  #greatgatsbyparty  #daydrinking  #roaring20s  #brightyoungthings  #gingham  #spectators  #1920sdress  #bighat  #hackjobhat  #vintage  #decadesofstyle  #isabelladress 
Soldier down! Moving furniture around can be perilous. D:

#snsnails #brokennail #glowinthedarknails #pastelnails #swatchwatch #ouch #1920sengagementring
Here's my full coordinate from @beckyblujewel 's Kentucky Derby Garden Party. I'm a super old school lolita, so some of my favorite outfits are those pulled together from regular mainstream stores because that's what you had to do back before Japanese brands were readily available in the west. By today's standards, this is really more Dolly Kei, but to me, this is still lolita. I don't usually do outfit rundowns, but I think this outfit deserves one since the items are almost entirely from big name American stores.

Blouse - Kohl's
Sweater - Kohl's
Necklace - Target
Purse - Dillard's
Base Hat - Macy's
Tights - Macy's
Shoes - Zappos
Skirt - self made
Belt - thrifted

#kentuckyderby #whatiwore #targetstyle #kohls #lolita #gianthat #paperdolls  #lolitafashion #dollykei #themoreyouknowthemoreyoukohls #vaguelyvintage
Here's my full coordinate from @beckyblujewel 's Kentucky Derby Garden Party. I'm a super old school lolita, so some of my favorite outfits are those pulled together from regular mainstream stores because that's what you had to do back before Japanese brands were readily available in the west. By today's standards, this is really more Dolly Kei, but to me, this is still lolita. I don't usually do outfit rundowns, but I think this outfit deserves one since the items are almost entirely from big name American stores. Blouse - Kohl's Sweater - Kohl's Necklace - Target Purse - Dillard's Base Hat - Macy's Tights - Macy's Shoes - Zappos Skirt - self made Belt - thrifted #kentuckyderby  #whatiwore  #targetstyle  #kohls  #lolita  #gianthat  #paperdolls  #lolitafashion  #dollykei  #themoreyouknowthemoreyoukohls  #vaguelyvintage 
I'm sad that Patch didn't win, but I'm happy I had the opportunity to bust out a giant hat for @beckyblujewel 's Kentucky Derby Garden Party. Lolitas rocking extra crazy hats is always a treat!

#kentuckyderby #gianthat #atlantalolitas #cameo #locket #tealhairdontcare #kohls #cockade #dollykei
Cold snap! Time to bust out the moto-sweater. Both the squirrel blouse and the sweater are gifts my mom has given me. She knows me so well. :D Also, I kind of love wearing vintage items with initials that aren't mine, like this brooch. ^^; #motosweater #squirrel #squirrelblouse #deerbrooch #liveadventurously #coldsnap #vintagebrooch #notmyinitials #safetypin
Sometimes, this girl is so sweet. She was just groomed a few days ago, so she looks like a proper lady, but she's still a ragamuffin guttersnipe in her little heart.

#miniaturepoodle #cuddles #sleepydoggo #sweetgirl #poodlesofinstagram #guttersnipe #pinknose
This is the vest panel that I repurposed into a 50s style kimono sleeve dress from my previous post. You're meant to make yo-yos out of the large circles and stitch them on to the corresponding small circles on the vines for a 3D effect. Truly, this is the finest of early 90s fashion!

#repurposedfabric #fabricpanel #90svest #retro #vintagesewing #50sdress #kimonosleevedress
Today, I finally got to wear the new dress I made for myself a few weeks ago! It's my favorite kind of project because it cost me all of about $10 in materials. I thrifted two fabric panels from the late 80s or early 90s that were meant to be made into a mildly tragic vest, and I supplemented the missing yardage I needed with scraps of gingham from another project. I'm really thrilled with how this came together! It's probably my new favorite piece of clothing. :D

#repurposedfabric #fabricpanel #90svest #retro #vintagesewing #boaterhat #justfab #50sdress #kimonosleevedress #noeyemakeup #hellospring
Today, I finally got to wear the new dress I made for myself a few weeks ago! It's my favorite kind of project because it cost me all of about $10 in materials. I thrifted two fabric panels from the late 80s or early 90s that were meant to be made into a mildly tragic vest, and I supplemented the missing yardage I needed with scraps of gingham from another project. I'm really thrilled with how this came together! It's probably my new favorite piece of clothing. :D #repurposedfabric  #fabricpanel  #90svest  #retro  #vintagesewing  #boaterhat  #justfab  #50sdress  #kimonosleevedress  #noeyemakeup  #hellospring 
My dad took this picture of my mom sneaking up behind me while I was taking my selfie. My family is pretty awesome sometimes.

#familyportrait #momandme #stoneharbor #coldassbeach #pinkcoat #vintagesewing #oneplus3t #behindthescenes
Today I went to the beach in Stone Harbor. I stayed for roughly 5 minutes because this photo is an accurate representation of my experience. Wow, it's cold up here in April!

#stoneharbor #pinkcoat #windy #coldassbeach #noeyemakeup #tealhairdontcare
Kids. These donuts. They are amazing! My cousin, Marc, did not steer me wrong. These are some of the best donuts I've ever had, and I would say I'm quite the connoisseur.

#donutconnoisseur #donuts #yumyumbakeshop #philadelphiasuburbs #foodtourism
Today we buried my Aunt Eileen's ashes. I wanted to wear black to be respectful, but I also wanted to be myself because she loved me for who I am. I made sure to wear my safety pin for her too. To remember her, I took the watch that her first girlfriend gave to her in 1974. I hope I can make it work again so that I can wear it and be reminded of her often.

#funeralattire #safetypin #modcloth #ribcage #retro #vintagesewing #mossbadger #pinkdocs #drmartens #catdress
I'm driving up the east coast today to go to my aunt's funeral, but there's still so much beauty in the world.

#nofilter #lifeisbeautiful #rainbow #shenandoahvalley
Bet you didn't know you had tickets to the gun show! I got cute new weightlifting gloves, and I've never posted any gym selfies, so I figured they were a good excuse. I've been doing weight training twice a week for two years, and I'm pretty pleased with where I am. Too bad I don't have any befores. Let's just say I would have never posted a picture like this back then.

#gunshow #newgloves #totalfitnesscontrol #slotherine #weighttraining #doyouevenliftbro #aquaeverything #tealhairdontcare
Bet you didn't know you had tickets to the gun show! I got cute new weightlifting gloves, and I've never posted any gym selfies, so I figured they were a good excuse. I've been doing weight training twice a week for two years, and I'm pretty pleased with where I am. Too bad I don't have any befores. Let's just say I would have never posted a picture like this back then. #gunshow  #newgloves  #totalfitnesscontrol  #slotherine  #weighttraining  #doyouevenliftbro  #aquaeverything  #tealhairdontcare 
This doggo does not understand the piece of baby spinach that I gave her at all.

#poodlesofinstagram #funnydoggo #babyspinach #nothanksmom
Hooray! Accidental vintage photo taken with a Vaseline lens effect! Yesterday, I thought my hair and makeup were awesome, so I took a ton of car selfies. It was too bright to see them on screen though, so I just hoped one would work. Well, apparently, my front facing lense was dirty, so they all turned out crazy soft focus. XD

#vaselinelens #softfocus #vintagehair #vintagemakeup #cheesecakemakeup #tiki #tikidress #snsnails #bitebeauty