There is ice and iced water everywhere in Harlem. On Wednesday, DH came back 5 minutes after leaving the house and said: ‘I cannot take L to the day care, it’s like a freaking ice rink out there’. So I had to do a work video conference call with Europe while L was smashing everything in the background and I had to throw breakfast food to L & P while they were watching TV. At this point, it is not multi-tasking. It is insanity.
Yesterday I had to push L’s stroller over mountains of icy snow; the poor chap felt like riding a Winterland roller coaster. Some people were looking at me ready to call Child Protection Services and I was like:‘I am SO going over this block of ice, I am. Watch me’. I am so sick of the snow, I am so OVER it.
Today to cheer me up, I took out from my ‘magic’ box, aka my accessories drawer, 2 things I love to complement a GAP little black dress and my MK rainboots:
– a feather ornament I made with 2 shoulder pads cut out from a 192os flapper dress and an old sparkling brooch. The pads used to belong this woman whose grandmother was a tap dancer and I got them for $10 via Ebay. Just love the idea of having the spirit of a dancer watching over me 🙂 I bet she kicked ass too.
– a golden thin stretch belt with a lion’s head as a clasp found in a stall at an Harlem flee market for $20. Snow: I am ROARING at you roaaaaaarrrrrrrrr
11 thoughts on “Mood of the day: vintage”
This is beautiful! Sorry the snow is driving you crazy. Up side, you have plenty of already crushed ice for cocktails?
Haha brilliant ! I am actually having a mojito night tonight…great idea.
Very cute! And…tap dancers really are the best!
Thanks! They are mesmerizing !
I’m glad you put that last photo in – I had no idea of the size of your feathers for some reason. Wow! I’m trying to work out how to arrange for you to be my long-distance stylist.
I would love to!!! We should explore ideas. Maybe it can be a small project we can then both publish on our blogs from our 2 different perspectives? xo
Bear in mind that I have no skill whatsoever at this. I could definitely post an outfit and you could “fix it up” somehow (photoshop?). I’m not sure I’m going to be able to give much back the other way, unless you have a particular desire to have the fun and style sucked out of your clothing.
But keep talking, we could do something if you’re keen!
Could do before and after, before shot on my blog, after on yours?
That’s a great idea. Let’s brainstorm on how it would work out and look like. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Those feathers…sigh! xxx
Sometimes I just stare at them just to feel good 🙂