3.28.2010

Circus Act: Lion Tamer

When I was out shopping for my store the other day I did what any girl would have done and bought a few things for myself. For the most part I was good, picked up tons of things for you guys (styled around a theme I think your gonna like), but there were a couple things I couldn't resist keeping for myself at least for a little while. One of the things I choose to keep was a jacket I had actually passed up a time or two before on previous visits to that thrift store. I don't know why it appealed to me so much this time, but as soon as I got home and tried it on I was happy I finally made the purchase. It's vintage and red and reminds me a lot of that circus theme I always seem to find my way back to. I felt like a lion tamer when I wore it with my mini top hat! I always seem to enjoy my outfits a little more when I have a character in mind.

Inspiration:

Outfit:






Vintage Blazer: Thrift $3
Skirt: Forever 21 $14
Boots: Modcloth $55
Top Hat: Forever 21 $8
Elephant Necklace: Forever 21 $5
Vintage Red Case: A gift from Anna.
Vintage Coach Purse: Antique Mall $10

31 comments:

tess said...

that red jacket is fabulous

I love how your outfits are inspired by costumes, but they come off as real outfits not too theatrical.

giuliyana said...

i love the outfit!

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Mousevox Vintage said...

This is great! I wish I kept more things for myself. I think it's important to do so, actually. xo.

Ollie Otson said...

Oh my gosh that is awesome! The whole look is just great.

The Daily Fashionista said...

Thank goodness the jacket was still there. It's very pretty with it's shiny buttons and all. And your shoot looks amazing.

Amanda said...

One - I loved that video you posted and making an outfit around it is awesome, and it came out beautifully!

Two - you're right next door to Michael in the picture with the interstate behind you. I can't wait to come home!

Myriam said...

Lady in red! Geez, that jacket is amazing...ever need an assistant when you're shopping? I'd be more than happy to hold your purchases. :)

Lucy Marmalade said...

Good God you look SO fabulous! Especially seeing your photo right after the circus one...your outfit is right on target.

Michelle said...

brilliant! i really especially like how wearable it is!

sharonlei said...

What whimsical pictures!! I love it.. Great styling.. and great inspiration. :)

Hope you're having a beautiful day!!

xx Love & Aloha

Meggstatus said...

Oh I want a top hat so bad!!!

Love this jacket.

Pure Harte said...

What a beautiful red vintage case, I love old cases. I fell in love with this very pretty small brown case I saw at a market yesterday which I had decided would be perfect for my laptop. I arrived back to the market this afternoon to make the purchase and the person in front of me bought it right in front of my eyes. I hate when that happens!!

moonshinejunkyard said...

i used to have that same exact hat case! suddenly i realize i don't know what became of it, got lost in the shuffle of one of our moves i guess. sad. anyway i LOVE the way you put together an outfit girl, circus themes are my favorite...and i am so excited to see your shop.

Sara Lynn said...

I really love this outfit!!! I everything about it, and I love your photos. :)

I have just been catching up on your blog and I wanted to say congrats on everything! I am excited to see your shop as well. :)

Tamara said...

that outfit is co cute. it's awesome how you used those circus photos as inspiration and made it your own. great job.

Diane said...

This is an absolutely incredible outfit; I love the inspiration and your take on it! The little hat is such a quirky addition but goes so well with the rest of the look.

Mitzi Cocoa said...

I love that red jacket! What a wonderful find.

Miss Madeline said...

wow! love the tiny hat! and amazing jacket!

Q's Daydream said...

so cute!

Mel said...

WOW that jacket is so amazing! The color and trim are lovely, and I love how you styled it! That mini hat is adorable too!

Leproust Vintage said...

My jaw seriously dropped when I saw these photos! You are SO gorgeous, and you nailed the inspiration dead-on without copying it! Perfections!

fashionist__ahead said...

amazing...
i love it..
:):)

♥Lola said...

Love love your blazer, it's so pretty! Let me know if you need any help with the wiki editing :)

Justice Pirate said...

What a great environment to be in for the outfit. It really suits it well as does the outfit suit you well!! I love the little Elegant Gothic Lolita looking hat. I know you've worn it before with outfits but it goes well with this one. Great inspirationally put together piece!!!

Lindsay said...

oh i love it! i can see why you'd be leery of it, but now that you have it i can't imagine you taking it off!

the hat box was a great addition.

Hunter said...

Sha-ZAM! You can't tame an outfit like that.

Maria Confer said...

The jacket and little hat are to die for Starr.

Lulu Letty

Nicoloushka said...

whats on your necklace, lets see!

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

SO adorable!

ar.ceive said...

Lovely photos!! your blog is amazing!!!

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girlnextdoorfashion said...

oh wow.
this could be one of my favourite outfits on a blog EVER.
that jacket is just stunning.
i love how you've made a sort of costume outfit from it, yet it's so so wearable.
absolutely amazing.

charlotte

xxx