Sunday, December 6, 2009

In My Kitchen Closet - Vintage Aprons

It's that baking time of year again and aprons are a must have in every cooking fashionista's closet. Ok, ok, I'll probably be wearing these vintage cuties while my sister bakes (I'll let her wear one too.) These are entirely hand made and so adorable!

Red gingham is so festive for the holidays! And I love the rick-rack trim and hankerchief hemline...sugary sweet!

Hand appliques make this one special!

I made a close up but I'm not sure you can see all the perfect little stitches around each piece of the applique. Absolutely amazing! What a steady hand this must have been!

Black and white...this will go over anything I wear in the kitchen!

Once again another closeup, this time of the embroidery, or maybe it's cross stitch. Either way, you can imagine the kind of time this must have taken! Now think about how crazy long it would take to make an Haute Couture creation!

All these aprons were made by either my boyfriend's great grandmother or great aunt many years ago and they look like new! It's incredible that a pair of jeans can be worn out in a few months time these days yet these have last eons! They just don't make them like they used to!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Finally In My Closet - OTK Boots

My boots from Bebe showed up right after I left for Florida but I haven't yet had a chance to post them. This is the second time I've worn them but already I can't get enough of tall boots!

These also roll down to just at the knee but I totally forgot to do it for these pictures...another post...

The lace up the back is different and I like the look of the contrasting pant showing through.

But now the more I look at them the more they sort of have a pirate look to them...

Hmmm..."Pretty Woman" or "Pirates Of The Carribean?" Anyway, I like them and I'm going to keep them but I wanted tall boots to wear in winter with dresses for the purpose of keeping my legs warmer and the laces also sort of defeat that purpose, though suppose I could wear them with tights...I think I still want a style closer to the Topshop pair that I had originally ordered...Do I dare?