Trenches, fortunes, and chrome martini glasses.

on Sunday, February 5, 2012


Sam's birthday is this week, and chances are he'll be working so my mom and step-dad took us out for dinner at P.F. Changs, and a little shopping on the side. I wore my trench coat, and think I may have figured out what the little tab does at the neck. Scarf loop? Anyone know for sure? I even looked at a trechcoat book at Powells and found absolutely nothing on the detail.


I did find what I think may be the best book ever. Seriously. 

It's called "Clothes with Character", and this particular copy is from 1941. It has everything. A perfect balance of text and illustration, on clothing, textiles, styles, flattering tips, budgeting, history, care of. I could go on. And soon, a post will blossom from this amazing book. Or like, fifty. 

Oh and I got a book from 1954 on the fur industry. Really interesting, and has some invaluable information on identifying furs of the era. 

And we finally got some Martini "glasses". They're stainless steel, but I'm gonna go ahead and call them chrome, that sounds prettier. 

They make me feel like Bruce Wayne. Or Chuck Bass. Or...some sort of awesome 30s temptress in a Poirot story. 

Yeah, I'll go with that.

OH. And I started a Vintage Ryan Gosling Tumblr. Because I think those thinks are hilarious and for some reason there was every niche of "Hey Girl"s but vintage covered. But don't worry, I fixed that. So go submit something. Or just go giggle. 

Burberry trench-Brown Bag Vintage 

 Cap, boots, and gloves-Urban Eccentric Vintage 

 Purse-Michael Kors