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Athens, Georgia – This album, Extended Voices, is pulling me through. Taking me into opens spaces, blessed by the godfathers and godmothers of the experimental-electronic planes. Step one: Get dressed. Make it clean and sharp. Step two: l-i-s-t-e-n.

The drop-waist overalls I’m wearing have been in my wardrobe for over a year. I had a local trusted seamstress make needed repairs by widening the leg and reinforcing its’ zipper. The overalls I can practically be paired up with most anything – from almond toe brocade booties with a moto jacket to pointy toe slingback flats with a floppy mohair sweater. Such a breeze.

The black and white striped top I scored thrifting some time ago.  The material is super breathable which is pleasing to me. I dislike the feeling that my clothes are causing me to suffocate.

All in all, a stylish yet functional outfit with many miles to go.

 

black + white striped short sleeve top [Chelsea & Theodore]

assorted necklaces

black drop-waist overalls with metal hardware [Haoduoyi]

black ‘Deeds’ crack leather brogues [Matisse]

Extended Voices: New Pieces for Chorus and for Voices Altered Electronically by Sound Synthesizers and Vocoder [Odyssey/ 1967] – Various artists

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It’s well after Labor Day. I am wearing my current favorite white button-down shirt. Crisp yet a touch crumpled. I seriously suspect the fashion police will berate me on said wardrobe choice(s). A look that reads “preppy casual biz: 1978”.

The denim high waisted 1970s style gauchos I keep promising are going into retirement. I got my monies worth out of them. They are so comfortable and honestly my go-to jeans at the moment.

Above are the last shots from my recent visit to North Carolina. Saluting great weather and my amazing companion with a toast from me and a favored ale, Tartastic.

Good-day, Summer, 2017.

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Athens, Georgia – We are in the dead of summer. I’ve got blocks of ice in my handbag. I am in a favorite vintage frock. Everything is still. Waiting for a vigorous gust of wind, a cool breeze to lift me by this piece’s flouncy sleeves and carry me to where the sand meets the sea.

late 1970s vintage midnight blue abstract floral print cocktail dress [Lynda Pizzuto for Phoebe]

gold oversized round sunglasses with smoky amber lens

peacock feather earrings

silver ankh pendant necklace

black vegan leather belt with gold circular buckle

late 1960s vintage tapestry handbag with lucite handles

deep brown vegan leather sandals with wood base [Envy footwear]

 

 

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1980s vintage leopard print long sleeve blouse [Liz Baker]

gold lame high waisted a-line miniskirt

black vegan leather belt with gold ‘mustang’ buckle

1970s vintage black rectangular chain mail clutch with gold trim [Glomesh]

black leather round toe booties [Nine West]

Two For The Road

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Date night in Bull City.

Durham, it’s safe to say, I fell in love with well before I arrived. The independent eateries, boutiques and shops were nothing I had expected. A walkable town, we were on foot the entire time, with some new discovery right before our very eyes at most every turn.

Highly recommended:

Brunch at Scratch – Their Biscuit Benedict was buttery delicious with the perfect amount of basil and tomato. It’s one you should place your bottom dollar on.

Pizzeria Toro – Ordered their house prosciutto cotto, castelvetrano olives, crucolo pizza and a bowl of cold tomato soup with watermelon and basil sorbetto. Bursting with harmonious flavors. An absolute knock-out.

Vert & Vogue – Fashion forward clothing and goods for women and men.

Carolina Soul record shop – New and used vinyl. Heavy on the used. Heavy on Soul/ R & B/ Disco/ Rap/ Breakbeat/ Jazz/ Rock. Get ready to dig. Nice and helpful staff.

The Carolina Theatre – We took in a double feature, hosted by Retrofantasma. I’d never seen The Last House on the Left [1972]. New cinematic favorite? What do you think? [Answer: Y-E-S!]

 

 

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“While clearing out images on my camera, I came across this set taken right before I attended a Fourth of July pool party last year. The dress’s original owner [my mother] is probably looking for it as I document this.”
1980s vintage blue + white seersucker wrap sundress [Special Concepts]

black vegan leather choker with gold hardware

black cat’s eye sunglasses with gold metal tips

vintage + modern bracelets

1970s vintage tapestry handbag

chocolate brown vegan leather + wood sandals [Envy footwear]

 

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“Disco ’77: It’s Where You Need To Be”

1970s vintage color-blocked wrap-style sundress [Climax by David Howard]

gold metal serpent necklace

gold metal disc necklace

gold chain-mail bauble handbag with silver hardware

gold lame high heeled sandals with bows [Chic]