Sunday, November 17, 2013

In the Navy

In the Navy

In the Navy by pokethecloud featuring Henri Bendel

one of my favorite colors to wear. it is less severe than black but still has the same elegance and sophistication. and what about that blue lipstick?!! supposedly it leaves a blackberry tint on your lips but i wonder if it is a gimmick, still very curious though...

Jack Wills Milfield cutout dress shown is for sale on my ebay shop here:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

sweats + leather

sweats + leather

sweats + leather by pokethecloud featuring a leather purse

I love mixing textures especially cozy knits with more structured pieces. This raw hem cropped sweatshirt is balanced by the clean lines of the leather skirt, clutch, and boots. Neutral, minimalist make-up and simple jewelry gives it an air of sophistication.

find a similar cropped sweater top at my etsy shop

Sunday, November 3, 2013

casual vintage

casual vintage

casual vintage by pokethecloud featuring CB I Hate Perfume
Mix a vintage-y casual shirt dress with neutral basics but attractive accents such as the little gold stud earrings and floral hair scarf, finish with a light scent and stained lips. I think this could be my fall uniform...

vintage sunbleached printed shirt dress available here

Taking in fall...

the littlest guy at the UConn campus
Just returned from a short trip to Storrs, CT with some new shop goodies! Had to make use of the free time I had there while the hubs was at his academic conference ;) so of course I scouted out local thrift stores (with 3 kiddos in tow too!). Some finds include a vintage Coach crossbody bag, red 50s holiday wool dress, classic plaid skirt, and 60s dresses. Follow the blog for the latest updates!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

modern chambray polka dot

modern chambray polka dot

modern chambray polka dot by pokethecloud featuring a chunky knit infinity scarf

Polka dots can get a bad rap sometimes because of their playful demeanor which can come off as looking juvenile or silly. Paired with basic pieces that have a touch of luxe elevate the polka dots.

Chambray polka dot shirt can be found here

Friday, November 1, 2013

Local Finds

This is one of my favorite finds from vintage hunting. Interestingly enough, the fabric was printed in India but the garment was sold through the India Point Co. here in Providence, RI. I love when the vintage items I find are a remnant of the local area's history. The textile industry was big in southcoast area of New England (Madewell originated in New Bedford, MA!) and it is gratifying to see some of those items from their illustrious days survive.

Sunbleached Indian cotton dress can be found here.