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Some pals threw a 50s/Eames party the other day, which was a wonderful opportunity for two things – 1. to attempt a few specifically 50s party treats and, more importantly, 2. to break out a vintage cocktail dress I purchased 10 years ago, but have never worn.

When I was a sophomore in high school, I discovered the magic of Ebay. I spent most of my digital time perusing¬† listings for out of print 45s of obscure English dark wave bands and first editions of pretentious literature. It wasn’t until my senior year, with prom looming on the horizon, that I began delving into options for fabulous prom dresses. Being that my income was solely generated by babysitting, I figured Ebay was my best bet.

I had visions of frothy layers of chiffon, fitted bodices and candy colors. And after a few short weeks… I found it! A beautiful 50s confection at a ridiculously low starting price. I bid (and bid and bid) and 5 days later, it was mine!

And then, I decided to forgo prom in favor of a once in a lifetime chance to see my then favorite band perform in the US for the first time in 10 years. Screw prom, I thought, but what to do about this magnificent frock?!

In completely predictable Laurie fashion, it sat in my closet for many years. Until Saturday!

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I think it’s safe to say that my primary digital interests have shifted from clothes to food over the past year.

Perhaps this is a result of my moving from the fashion capital of the US to one of the more prominent foodie capitals. Perhaps it’s because I’ve had a lot more free time, and have divvied it up between afternoons at the farmers’ market and long hours in my kitchen. Regardless of the catalyst, this is now a food blog.

However, my vanity has not entirely subsided, so I will drop in the occasional self-indulgent what-I’m-wearing/self-portrait post… And this is one of them.

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I bought a black velvet bralette and re-discovered my love for Michael Hutchence at 3:57 yesterday afternoon.

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Had another show last night, with super mod 60s styling (piccies soon, hopefully!)… we’re talking opaque tights, miniskirts, crocheted jumpers and teased bouffants as far as the heavily kohled eye can see. Due to the massive amounts of industrial strength hairspray that my stylist, Brandi doused on my locks, I am currently still sporting a very, VERY teased crown.

So of course, I couldn’t help but attempt to bring out my inner Bardot. Kept everything simple, so as to not take away too much from the hair – an easy cropped vintage sweater from Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn (snottiest hipsters ever work there, but occasionally you’ll find some good stuff!) and that ubiquitous American Apparel tube skirt. Rounded things out with my new dream boots that I got at Goodwill the other day. I adore the fit and the soft broken in leather of these babies… if only they didn’t have that ridiculous Janeane-Garofolo-circa-1992 chunky heel! I plan on taking them to a shoe guy to see if they can swap them out for something a little more demure.

Behold, my Bardotism:

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Socks & pumps. Pumps & socks.




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These equestrian work boots may quite possibly be the answer to my shoe prayers…

I’ve been searching for a non-clunky, black leather, true lace-up (no fucking inside zips for this girl), flat work boot for just about my entire life. I’ve tried Docs… way too clunky for this size 9-9.5 gal. I’ve tried the standard hipster haunts (Urban, TopShop, etc), but was oftentimes disappointed at the quality/price ratio.

I’d all but given up until a chance encounter on Zappos brought these babies into my line of sight. Super cheap, trusted brand, stylish…

Could the buck stop here?

Update: I ordered these and they’re AWFUL! Like momentously awful. Clunky, cheap leather, loose around the ankles. Jeez. Sending them back to Zappos post haste.

Today, I woke up in a bit of a foul mood. For no good reason. Guh!

So to counteract my moodiness, I wore a floaty, floral dress and jumped on my bed. For no good reason. Woot!

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And now for the last of my Rodarte for Target pieces…

This was a bit of an impulse buy as I had actively salivated in anticipation over the dresses in Part 1 & 2, but hadn’t given this mesh top even the slightest consideration! But when it came time to click that red “Purchase”, I just couldn’t pass this baby up. It seemed so delicate, so unlike anything else in my wardrobe and for $25 of Christmas money, I’d have to be an idiot not to add it to my cart. I had no clue how I would wear it or when it would be appropriate, but something compelled to get it anyway.

I think I made the right choice…

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The other Rodarte for Target dress I got is a lot simpler… just a basic, pullover sheathy-type thing with an elasticized waistband… and I love it! It’s made of polyester (it IS made for Target), but the material feels like crepey silk and it has a subtle sheen that makes it look a lot more expensive than it actually is. Like practically everyone else in the world who got this dress, I also wish that it was actually overlayed in lace, rather than just being a printed lace pattern, but it’s still a gorgeous piece!

I accidentally styled this one a little hipstery, but it’s so versatile that I’m sure I’ll come up with something good soon! It’ll probably look great with long cardigans and/or skinny belts and the color options for accessories is practically endless due to the neutral color of the dress. Speaking of the color, this beigey situation is definitely a departure for me; usually I steer clear of “nudes” because those shades are practically never flattering to my skin tone. And I always end up looking muddy and uncomfortable. Not so with this dress! I think the black tempers the beige and makes it more universal. Yay!

Check it:

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I wore this to try and weasel my way out of jury duty.

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