Monday, January 6, 2014

Sock hop

Outfit Details:
Classic car sweater: Forever 21 (similar here)
Black circle skirt: Hey Viv!
Black button down blouse: Target (similar here)
Outfit Enhancement Tights: ModCloth
Lady in Rad Boots in Ink: ModCloth
Black belt: from another dress
Watch ring: Mom's (similar here)
Petticoat: eBay

This is going to be another short(-ish) post.  I've been cooped up since Friday, recovering from my wisdom tooth surgery.  I've been in quite a bit of pain (one of the teeth was impacted, which apparently means it's more painful and a slower recovery process), and haven't been able to do much other than rest.  One half of my face looks very swollen, and the other is pretty normal, haha.  Luckily, I have today off, so I'm hoping the extra day of rest will help.  The hardest thing is having to be on this mostly-liquid/super-soft-foods diet!  I apparently can't really start incorporating any foods that require chewing until the end of this week.  Which of course means that I can't stop thinking about all the food I can't eat!  I just want all the pizza and Chinese and pasta and bread in the world.

Since I look like I'm part chipmunk, these photos were obviously taken before my surgery.  It's absolutely freezing outside these days.  I hope it's supposed to warm up a little soon, since the lighting in my room leaves a lot to be desired.  I sort of put this outfit together at the last minute; I wore the sweater to work with high-waisted skinny jeans, but I wanted to see what it would look like with this circle skirt.  It's hard to see, but this skirt is more of of a costume piece than something for everyday wear (plus, it's too big, so the belt is essential).  It was fairly inexpensive though, and it works in a pinch for a '50s look.  I wore this sweater back in March, and it was such a great find from Forever 21!  I wish they would carry more retro-inspired pieces again!

Some fun news: I was contacted by our local newspaper to be interviewed for a piece on the popularity of vintage clothing, which is pretty exciting!  I always worry that I'm not knowledgable enough for these kinds of things, but I think I have a pretty good grasp on the basics, and I know what kinds of silhouettes I'm drawn to.  I wish there were more brick and mortar vintage places here in Rochester; there are a couple, but there are far more thrift stores than true vintage ones.  I'll probably want to touch on vintage repro labels too.  I'm not really sure what she's going to ask, but I'm stoked that I would be contacted, and it was seemingly through my blog (since she e-mailed my "bloggier" e-mail address), rather than through other personal connections.  I've been doing my research insofar as possible talking points, but be sure to leave me a comment if there are specific points you think I should mention!  :)  I'd be very grateful for any advice.  I'd hate to leave out something important!  The phone interview is going to be early tomorrow morning, so let me know before then (or shoot me an e-mail)!

Have a wonderful Monday!!
xox Sammi


  1. Great retro look!! I love the full skirt and that sweater is gorgeous. I'm sorry to hear you're in pain still, I had a tough time after my wisdom surgery because two of my teeth were impacted. Not a fun time!!

  2. Gah Sammi this is so adorable! I, of course, love everything about this. You are cute as a button. I didn't know forever 21 had cute sweaters like that! he colors are perfect. I hope you feel better soon...ugh wisdom teeth. I hope you get to eat the biggest and best meal ever when you feel better! Haha. And how exciting about your interview! I wish my community had cool articles like that- I may actually read the paper then!

  3. Ah! How cool that you are being interviewed for that! And through your blog :D

    I like this look (have a black circle skirt from Pin Up Girl). Hope you feel better!

  4. What a pretty skirt! I'm sorry about your impacted tooth, yikes. Hope you feel better soon!


  5. That sweater, Sammi. I'd better see that in the swaps! ;-)

    Love, Amy

  6. I love that sweater. I kick myself every time you post it that I didn't buy it... it was in my cart for the longest time.

    Also, congrats on the newspaper! You'll have to post it once it's printed!!

    :) Jana

  7. Such a crazy adorable sweater! Alex

  8. This is an amazing outfit! I love it! And congrats on the interview for the paper!! Please share it when it is published!


  9. haha aww it would be horrible not to be able to eat any of your favourite foods until your mouth heals, there are so many things i would miss, and you'd get so sick of soups and things. hopefully it won't take much longer til you're better and back to eating pizza.

    little henry lee

  10. This whole outfit is very cute and I love the sweater and your eyeshadow color! Thank you for your comment about my mouche beauty mark :) I don't feel bad drawing it on but some people are like, "It's fake!!" but the haters gonna hate.

    keep being amazing!!!


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