Sugarcane in the Easy Morning

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“Through playful lips made of yarn that fragile
Capricorn unraveled words like moths upon old scarves”

Bedhead. Bare face. I unexpectedly dug this pale pink sweater out of my dresser last night and felt compelled to style it sweetly. While it feels odd to present myself in any color that isn’t a shade of black, brown, or grey, it seems like a nice way to welcome the strange and slow transition into spring. I’m longing for the blossoming of flowers and fashion trends. In the meantime, I’m clinging to my bottle of Jasmine by Demeter to keep springtime memories alive. Especially with this windchill. I have a few little numbers stashed away in the back of my closet just waiting to be worn in warmer weather. I adore layering, but sometimes a piece just has to shine on its own, sans jacket. And so I’m counting down the days until I can throw on a mini dress and rock it without hassle. I have a few particular pieces in mind, and most of them are still attached to their price tags.

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What will you be wearing this spring?

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I was a Runway Walkin’ 60s Lady

This past friday, I had the honor of modeling in Pittsburgh’s Vintage Mixer fashion show.  It was a ModCloth sponsored event which featured clothing from a series of incredibly inspiring vendors.  Haute Vibe, Hey Betty, Highway Robbery, TranquiliT Reclaimed Vintage, and Lana Neumeyer were among the featured retailers.

Derpin' around backstage in our rad vintage outfits. Photo by Maggie Martinez

Derpin’ around backstage in our rad vintage outfits.
Photo by Maggie Martinez

Most of the models wore girly dresses, so I was pumped when I found out I would be wearing embroidered pants, a camo top, and a men’s denim jacket.  Not to mention I loved rockin’ Ray Bans and big hair!

Kate Colussy, the owner of Highway Robbery, said she wanted my outfit to have a Woodstock vibe.  She wanted me to be “the girl who wore her boyfriend’s shirts.”  I absolutely adored the idea because I felt like it gave me a persona to work with as I walked.

I think that’s why I love vintage clothing so much.  When I find clothes in a thrift store, I always imagine who wore them before me.  How did that person act?  Why did they dress the way they did?  You just don’t get that kind of fun when you go to the mall.

And so I leave you with two important words of advice: shop vintage!

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