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You might need this

I’m surprised I even remembered my WordPress username and password. Fast forward from my last blog forever ago, then there was Launch, yadda yadda yadda…Tomorrow I am having a yard sale to help raise money for the National MS Society. I will be biking in the Bike MS: Waves to Wine 2012 event and have a personal fundraising goal of $500.

Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride funds innovative programs & services, and critical research focused on stopping the progression of MS, restoring function that’s been lost, and ending MS forever.

Here are some of the goods – lots of vintage and almost unused clothing for rock bottom prices. There’s a purple track jacket – COME ON!

TEXT ME AT 916-622-2942 for ADDRESS – I’m in East Sacramento.

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The comforts of home

My last post was in June. Appalling! Inexcusable! Of course I chose to write a new post during what may be the busiest couple of weeks of work I have ever had in my life. But it is Friday – so that’s something and I’ve learned if you don’t make time for the things that you want to do then you won’t have the time to do them.

Today’s observation is on the topic of coats. Some coats look like house coats. I think there was a wave of no-button coats in the 80s CASE IN POINT:

Exhibit A: Oh the comforts of home!

Tell me that doesn’t look like a robe.

Exhibit B: Okay granted the coat is a better color.

Exhibit C: In case you weren't convinced

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Beautiful, Bella

A much overdo post and Bella is so nice that she hasn’t even bothered me about it 🙂 Bella (as I call her) or Citizen Rosebud or RQ is a woman of many talents and many names. She is a muse for the community and contributes to Midtown Monthly’s website regularly. She is also the brains behind the Sacramento Fashion Bloggers meet-up which is a buzz about town. You can read an article HERE written by group member Melody Stone of It’s All Happening.

She was kind enough to feature me in two blog posts:

One on her blog the Citizen Rosebud. I encourage you to go look around the site, especially at her own outfit posts because I admire the way she mixes and matches items.

The other post is on her blog Street Style Sacramento with her partner in crime Kerry Dolan of Fashion, Farms and Freedom.

I’ve been really excited about this blog because I love seeing what other Sacramentans are wearing.

And here is the Bella herself:

Love those shades lady.

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Fall Vintage from Vintage YSJ

After making a delivery at then end of the work day I stopped over at Vintage YSJ. I always find really cute used and vintage clothes there and they give you really good deals on in-store trade when you sell back clothing. If you don’t live near Sacramento then check out their Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintageysj). The owners Maggie and Mimi (mom and daughter team) are super sweet and Mimi is the brains behind the YSJ outfits from the Launch 2010 fashion show. Those photos will be up very soon, hopefully this weekend. But back to the business of vintage shopping … below are the finds today from their shop.

I am really excited about this pink hand-woven pull-over. On a chilly day over a long-sleeve black tee with a blue suede skirt and tights this will be perfect. It’s a little bigger than I would normally wear so I paired it with a vintage belt. I’m trying to play with proportions a little and have been wearing bigger, looser tops.

 

Pink pull-over, hand-woven by Anne Hickey - Vintage YSJ

 

This plaid collared shirt felt great. It’s just a little loose and will be fun to wear to work. I have it on the model again with the blue suede skirt (a $5 purchase from a Sacramento thrift store).

 

Genesis plaid red collared shirt - Vintage YSJ

 

This pink knit dress is something I would typically pick up and though I’m trying to branch out I tried it on anyways and obviously fell in love with it. You can see it below as it was purchased and then accessorized for Spring with a vintage necklace and belt. But before Spring comes Fall! To change it up I paired it with a grey vest, grey leather jacket and off-white scarf – all two to three year old items from H&M. The necklace is hard to see but it is a well-made statement piece from Express that gets a lot of compliments.

 

Plain and Spring Look - Vintage YSJ

 

Fall Look - Vintage YSJ

Wishing everyone a happy Friday.

-From the Late Night Desk of Wade and Associates

 

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