May 31, 2009

Mrs. Mary drink my wine

Tossing my bag and keys aside while collapsing on the couch from a long day at work, I get a phone call from the boyf. "Throw something on, I'm around the corner. We're going out."

I take this as an instruction and not a debatable invitation. I already had my Shakuachi dress hanging up nicely on the coat rack fresh and crisp from the dry cleaners. It had been there for about three months now and they finally called me to go and collect it. That was step one. Step two was warmth. Running up stairs I confided in thick, opaque stockings and a rabbit fur shawl. Step three was comfort. Rummaging through the bottom of my cupboard I found my newly attained vintage loafers. I think they're a dark navy blue but they pass for black; the same goes for my dress. Who cares - I'm pretty colour blind and the rest of the inebriated crowd in The Valley will be too by the time we make it in there. To inject a splash of colour I reach for my vintage hat with a pink faux flower arrangement pinned to the front. A voila! In under five minutes I am ready, in the car and on my way to a night on the town.

I'm home now, this all occurred about five or so hours ago. It is interesting to be on the receiving end of drunken compliments from complete strangers. Usually I'm the one filled with Dutch Courage ready to compliment any person donning any such item à la mode. In an atm line, one woman stumbled over to comment on my hat. Another man turned around and "concurred". Then a few others joined in discussing my hat mean while I'm standing there with no idea what to say, so I end up smiling politely and saying to myself this is going on the blog.


Vintage hat from Retro Metro, vintage loafers, gifted rabbit fur shawl, Shakuchachi dress, Leona Edmiston opaque stockings.

40 comments:

tobaccoandleather said...

haha, thanks for your comment :)

and i agree with the other complimenters, from what i can see of it, the outfit looks lovely. especially the hat!

-X-

thischicksgotstyle said...

Great shots and you're gorgeous!!

x!

blackbook said...

dress looks good.....!

easytravel said...

nice fashion style. great picture. I love it. visit me back OK

george said...

i must say i do enjoy your blog mi.

Krystal said...

you look so pretty! as for the belt/necklace, i just clasped it off.

Emma said...

That hat is toooo cute. Like something out of the Baby Sitters Club (in the best possible way of course). And love that you wore loafers. I love unexpected shoes out at night, rather than predictable heels. And comfort and warmth means you will never be THAT girl who complains the whole night. fab.

tobaccoandleather said...

cheers for your comment, i'll take that advice on board! i pretty much suck at painting at the moment anyway, hopefully practise will make perfect! But until it does, i'll stop ruining my drawings with it ha

-X-

elisabeth said...

the shoes and the hat look fantastic!:D i love the flower on the hat, just makes it!

filthy lust said...

aha, that photo wasn't of me, your snaps are great love!

Belen Vazquez Amaro said...

Great blog sweety!

She's Dressing Up said...

Ooh, the hat! Gorgeous =]

susie miller said...

ok this post was so funny. its so interesting to know what goes on in peoples head when they get dressed.

thanks for the comments btw, ill update with the pictures after my fashion show

x

Athena. said...

eek, great photos :)
Adore your blog!
x

Damsels said...

well i love what you have "thrown on '
some of my nest looks were thrown on i thnk ;)
We Were Damsels

Emily Rose said...

love your blog! sometimes the throw-on outfits are infinitely better-- less serious, more playful.

xx

Noshabelle said...

Wow, lovely look! LOVE the hat!
Want to exchange links? x

jules said...

amazing outfit!!!!!`

Young Damsel said...

your writing is truly fabulous<33
i felt as though i was reading a book on the life of a fashionista! hehe, lovely blog darling!

adding to my blog roll right about now...

xx

BEACH 11:29 said...

awwww!! you make me feel a lil mellow about leavin beach wahhh back!
but i feel its just right, ya know?
umm 11:29 was the time i was born, so yeah that's the significance haha,
would have been cool if it was for like the first time i said i love you but ive not really been a fan of sayin that and the world that knows me knows ive never been kissed
shit! is that the first time you're finding this out?? because nows when-like the usual i'll have to shock you back to life
grrr my shyness/pickyness
xox

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Ah, love that hat, I adore when people loook at me funny and are gossiping about my clothes, it makes me laugh!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Ash Fox said...

gorgeous hat. i love your look.
xo
www.tittees.blogspot.com

S.A.A. said...

Ok so since you mentioned QUT and that you intern at a mag I put two and two together like a smart jam jam and realised that you have a Brisbane magazine internship. as in the thing i would kill for (ok not literally but whatever) so i was just wondering where it was you interned and how you stumbled upon such an amazing rarity in this city? Please help me i would b forever grateful!

xo

btw this is kinda the longest comment ever.

cocorosa said...

I adore your hat :) :)

Babrielle Bomonique said...

ahhh love the hat!
gah im so excited about america, heading to San fran and New york
my favourites hopefully get some amazing shopping time in
woo
x

Francheska said...

http://www.wholesalecelebshades.com/vintage-sunglasses.html?gclid=CNWa2Zvg7ZoCFVaF7QodE0urBQ
this is the link for the sunglasses!
you dont even understand how cheap they all are!!!!! :)
xx

Enep said...

lovely hat! overall you're so cute ;-D

xo

Boubou said...

bonjour !
first time i come across your blog so im gonna visit it now :)
ps : lovelyheader !
well if you wanna be inspired by mu collages or just dream, come and visit my blog !
a bientot !
Boubouteatime xx

M I A N N said...

@ S.A.A: Hahaha thanks for visiting my blog. You have many questions but I'm happy to answer:
1. I used to intern at Libertine magazine, but now I'm the fashion writer.
2. Gripp has a store at Westfield Chermside.
3. I'm not sure if Borders sell Dear Diary, I picked my copy up at Metropolis bookstore in Melbourne.
4. Yes, Lara Bingle does look scary. What do you do here in Brisbane?

@Everyone else: Thank you for your kind comments! And yes, I suppose my hat is a little Baby Sitters Club-esque. When I wear it I usually try to channel Molly Ringwald in her hey-day and a bit of indie punk - if you could imagine that? These loafers are suuuper comfy, I have a brown pair that are identical and a cream pair that have a Versace lion type detail on the front buckles. Everyone should start pretending it's 1990 Florida and get around in loafers!

♥ fashion chalet said...

LOVE your hat<3


x

Maverick Malone said...

That is so fabulous, I looove the loafers!!

jessica said...

ahhh you're too cute !!
:]:]

angie Leopold said...

love love loveeeee these photos great outfit!

imane said...

you look great
love all of your pix
;)

imane

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