Monica wore a 1940’s royal blue velvet suit with peplum jacket, and a wonderful/ridiculous blue velvet cap trimmed & tied at the top with white wool.
I wore a 40’s shawl-collar sweater over birdseye-weave Hollywood-waist trousers. Monica doesn’t approve of this sweater, but it still got compliments*, so I’m happy.
*though not as many as her suit got, so she still won the Compliment Contest this time. Perhaps next time I’ll wear a velvet suit.
Here’s what I brought home with me:
- Vintage Berkeley bike shop poster.
- Wonderfully fitting navy blue hollywood-waist wool trousers.
- Framed record of Cole Porter’s Can-Can. I haven’t decided if I’m keeping it or not.
- 1930’s-era softball.
- Glass water dispenser. It needs a cork (or similar) on top, and I hope to use it for iced water for absinthe.
- Book: The Jewel City: Pan-Pacific International Expo 1915. I love learning about the architecture of historical Expos and World’s Fairs, yet finding books on their architecture (instead of books on subjects presented at the events) has proven difficult.
- Board Game: Pass-Out. Cards Against Humanity is pretty offensive, but Pass-Out is a drinking board game where the object is to be the last person not passed-out-drunk. Ladies and Gentlemen, the moral standards of 1962!
- Two giant tassels! I tie up the curtains in ribboned bows for parties (you love that I make this extra effort, right?), and have recently graduated to using giant tassels on some of them.
- Various clothing items I bought in order to re-sell at my dream: An OverAttired brick&mortar store that I hope to open (someday). Interested in investing in a vintage store/bar? Contact me!
I did not buy this giant tiara, but I had to share it. Don’t you need a giant tiara in your life?
- The OverAttired 2015 Calendar (recently updated!)
- Studio for rent above The Parlor! Showings (by my landlord) starting in a week!
- Alameda Antiques Christmas Edition
- Pro Tip: Alameda Antiques