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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ragamuffin Chic

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I've passed this old bunker dozens of times without realizing it was there (it is really well hidden from the road). When I got off the main path and saw it, I had to do a bit of exploring. It was created for military drilling, but clearly hasn't been in use in years. Which is not to say that this region has not been in use for drilling. I was actually exploring the bunker when there was a huge explosion that shook the ground. I only venture into the areas not directly in use, but there's a lot of noise pollution from artillery, tanks, and such that crosses into every zone.
My outfit today is rather an odd hodgepodge of winter and spring pieces. My vintage fur collar always makes me feel rather decadently bourgeois, while I fear I look positively ragamuffin. Still, I'm wearing a floral dress and milkmaid braids, so it's still spring-like, no? A modern knock-off of this style vintage floral dress seems to be in every chain store lately; my dress is one of the originals and a gift from my sponsor Rock Paper Vintage. Little floral dresses are clearly and eternal spring classic.
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Outfit details:
cardigan from an old school uniform
vintage fur collar
vintage dress courtesy of Rock Paper Vintage
Seychelles booties
Bijules ring via Gilt
secondhand & street vendor rings

68 comments:

Rosie said...

These are awesome!Love those tights!

Dip-tea said...

Pretty!

janettaylor said...

I love Ur hair!

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Awkward Socialite said...

cute dress! I need to check out we love colors, it seems like everyone's getting atleast a pair of tights from them!

Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

Loving the hair, I actually did how-to of the Heidi braid a few posts ago. And blue and brown always look great together!

Maggie said...

Hey girl thanks for having breakfast over at my place yesterday! Check you email as soon as you can!!

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Gio Goi Shoes said...

Love the pics! Such an adorable dress

Fia said...

I love this dress with those tights. They are a gorgeous color. The booties are a nice touch.

I have a fondness for finding abandoned structures. Once visited an abandoned residence referred to as Pig Farm. I found some old prescription bottles and tried to do research on the family but never found anything.

L. said...

I'm still totally in love with those shoes. And now I need to know how you do that with your hair, every time I try it all falls apart after the first five minutes.

hair tutorial idea?

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Betty Noir

Camilla said...

Oh, I do wish I could put my hair like that, It's so cute :)



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lumikha said...

cute dress! i really like those tights paired with those shoes...just a lovely color combination!

Darrah said...

You make abandoned bunkers look far too adorable.

The Daily Fashionista said...

Your outfit is so pretty against that rugged bunker. Great contrast in scenery. And your jewelry is super cute.

anahita said...

adorable as always. and wow, don't the explosions slightly freak you out? xxx

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i absolutely love that collar.

Sara Lynn said...

What a cool new find for photos! I love the outfit today, a little hodge-podge but in the most adorable way :)

Draxi-Dee said...

I love your hair like that! Whenever I try that style, it looks a little odd (to say the least!)
Another hair tutorial?

As always, lovely outfit <3

Dress up scientist said...

I love how you always add something interesting with tights. Awesome!

Claire said...

*sigh* you just rock, really. I can't get enough of your posts or your style - you just seem to get it so right every time!

And yes, black dresses with floral prints are as ubiquitous as fledglings at this time of the year - I must own about four, and counting! Still, it doesn't stop them being lovely ^-^

Claire x
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Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

Your hair looks great like this! Very cute outfit :)

xoxo Maria

PenPot said...

You look really cute =)
Amazing outfit.
xxxc

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

So loving the hair, tights and shoes!

zoë, lion heart vintage said...

oh wow, the hair, the dress, the makeup, the setting... just gorgeous!

lisa said...

Your milkmaid braid is so pretty!

S CH said...

Love your hair!! such a great color

and shoes are pretty

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Eli said...

your hair looks so healthy!!

do you mean to say the ground actually shook while you were there? I would have been frightened!

rebecca said...

Still in love with that collar

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Maeko @ thereafterish. said...

I love crumbling architecture. There's just something about the texture and landscape binary opposition to the clothing one displays in that landscape. The juxtaposition of fashion vs crumbling buildings just fascinates me.

My hometown Victoria (Vancouver Island) has a lot of those bunkers all over the place. They even have a park called Bunker Hill full of them. Kind of reminds me of my childhood to see you in one of these. But you know, without the little kids of bad little kid fashion.

XXs,
Maeko, thereafterish.

goodbyestockholm said...

this is super cute! I love ur hair!!!

Mitzi Cocoa said...

This is all so adorable! It's bizarre and surreal to think you take all of your cute outfit photos in a military testing zone where there are explosions and tanks... But those booties are wonderful! I have been searching for the exact style.

tess said...

woah this outfit totally reminds me of Ruth Gordon in Harold & Maude :)

Shelby said...

everytime i see your seychelles booties i die a little in side because i want them so much...lol

Liberty London Girl said...

Loving the plaits. In fact I'd love to wear one myself, but this fashion editor would look like mutton dressed as lamb! LLGxx

Winnie said...

Oh I love the plait in your hair and adore the fact you have such cool scenery to play around with. I really do think I need to escape the confines of my house and garden and venture outdoors!

Meghan said...

I have bootie envy!

Sarah said...

Love the jacket with the fur collar and, oh boy, it's cold enough to wear that in Scotland right now! x
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Skyline Eyes said...

You look amazing as always, love the rings (:
x

cream and sugar said...

i love that dress! i love anything floral right now.

by the way i love your hair. i cant wait until my hair gets long enough to try new styles

Maggie ☮ said...

i really love the bird ring and the brown shoes! =]

Nico said...

You are one gorgeous lady. I loveee your hair!

dos en la pasarela said...

so pretty!!!

reckless daughter said...

look at that perfect braid! lovely.

Becca Jane said...

Love the dress! And your hair looks so pretty!

Charlie said...

once again that beautiful braid that i could never pull off :(


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Charlotte said...

LOVE your jacket (soo A/W 2010!) and your shoes! Great blog! Visit mine?

Charlotte :D xx

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OooKellyNicky said...

Your hair is so cute. I love your bright tights, so much fun!

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Christy said...

That's such a cool place for a photoshoot. I love when i find places that I've overlooked before.

also love the dress

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KD said...

Love it so so much! The fur and florals and tights and oxfords and braids are all so so perfect together. That I could braid my hair like that!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love the location of these photos, It goes great with the outfit. Your floral dress is so pretty and your hair looks wonderful.

prettyniftythriftyfashion said...

Ah i love floral dresses they are my absolute favourites, thankfully there are many in vintage stores! i love your hair i can never get it to stay in like most of the other commenters!

HAL said...

Love the tights! What a cool location to take photos. xo

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Tracy, The Wardrobe Wanderer said...

You always have such awesome backdrops! Love this little building and the stone steps. Also love those tights--such a gorgeous color! and you hair--I've GOT to figure out how to do that. I've tried and it didn't look quite right--think I need more bobby pins ;)

PinkBow said...

amazing rings!!

Vennica Patricia said...

love ur dress,, tights n alsoo ur awesome ring collectionn!! i alwys love ur stylee!! :) ur hairr is cute too !!

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Rūta said...

Love that outfit, such a beautiful details and colors. I have tight of very simillar color and can't stop wearing them with everything.

Raquel said...

you're right! zara has a dress just like that!
love the bunker pictures rebecca.

Shallow Mallow said...

I love your hair - such a cool outfit too :-)

Clare said...

Love your hair, it's such a beautiful colour...

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Indy said...

Wow, what a cool area for your pictures!

You are so good with those braids - they look great!

La Clare said...

Those tights, and that ring.... lovelovelove.

Elle Croft said...

Loving the 'hodgepodge' look - very pulled together!

bestie said...

Very pretty dress! And I love the change in background. Hope you didn't get in trouble there!

Becky said...

I'm obsessed with those shoes! Such a cute outfit

nikolet said...

nice dress

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

You look so cute in these pics! I love the way you styled your hair, and the tights are so bright and fun!

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Jenna said...

Not only are your outfits also amazing and fit your style so well while still being unique, but the scenery is amazing.

katya said...

Are you down by Fort Lewis, then? I'm in Seattle and was really excited to see another PacNorth blogger, but I can't figure out exactly where you are for the life of me!

pauline said...

i was actually looking at rock paper vintage's shop the other day, i love their selection!! you do not look like a ragamuffin at all, haha.

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