Fashionable Night Out: In which I uncharacteristically wear all vintage.


Last night was the Boston Blogger mixer at 28 Degrees, in Boston's South End. What fun!! I've got to admit - since I moved back here a few weeks ago, I know, like, 5 people, 4 of whom I am either married to or live with, so being out, in public, among some of Boston's finest and most fashionable was a great night indeed! I didn't get to speak with everyone, which I regret deeply because there were so many interesting people (pure speculation, judging by their covers) but I did get to talk to:

-The impossibly tall and gorgeous Noelani of Mon Petit Chou Chou
-Blonde-and-Texan Michele Moore
-Stylish Amy Allen of the Stylish Year blog and Loft (yeah, that Loft - jealous!)
-I finally met Kristin, who I can always count on for a.) beautiful posts on her blog The Boston Fashionista, and b.) sweet comments on my own posts. An Oklahoma girl with so much great energy!
-The affable girls who created the soon-to-launch, highly anticipated Directory B
-Covetous Creature Holly, who was wearing an amazing spiked shoe-harness as a belt and who's white hair matched her cream-colored, pleated dress
-Najeema, single and a great photographer, as documented by her blog A Stylized Hysteria
-The adorable, and not-foreign-despite-her-accent-which-sounded-foreign Shanna of Shannaseyeview
-RAW, the creator of Blog Sales United, who walked me all the way to the Arlington T stop
-The spring-roll loving creator of Boston After Six
-A Struggling, Single Twenty-Something blogger
-Fascinating fascinator-lover Amanda of Red Bird Vintage
-The Skinny and beautiful Stacey of SumoSkinny
-On the way out, A.V. from Long Distance Loving
-And of course, the woman behind the planning, orchestrating, and throwing of the mixer and who, according to rumor, is leaving Boston soon, the Sassy and Just a Little Bit Outrageous Kinsey Micheals.

I took a total of about 3 photos at the mixer, because I was having so much fun chatting, so sorry for lack of evidence. However, I couldn't not take a picture of Holly's spiked belt. Too cool!

Now for my outfit - I wore basically head-to-toe vintage, and all of it either belonged to my grandmother or my great-grandfather. I hardly ever even wear vintage, let alone an entire outfit, but I think because I knew I was going to be in a room full of bloggers, I got overly excited and a little nervous (as SumoSkinny and I discussed, girls dress mostly for other girls, because guys don't notice all the details and hard work that goes into looking shmawesome!) so I wanted to wear my most cherished pieces, all at once!





I wore the silk flowered dress that my grandmother bought for my uncle's wedding 30 years ago, a leather whiskey flask carrier that I use as a purse (sorry dad!) that belonged to my great grandfather, "J.K.", and armloads of bangles. I used the sash from the dress as a headband/hair wrap, and Nine West flats, which aren't exactly vintage but they are from last year.

More on the bag in the next post - I'll also share with you the lovely lady who lovingly restored the bag's handle.

Cheers,
Renata

9 comments:

  1. Great outfit and stunning pictures !
    Seems you had much fun(:

    xx,
    Chloe

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  2. Great to meet you last night! Didn't even see the flask bag last night, but I love it. What a great idea!

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  3. I LOVED the whiskey flask bag - so genius!

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  4. I seriously wish we would've gotten to chat more! I loved your outfit and I loved reading more about the stories behind your pieces...that's my favorite part about wearing vintage :) so wonderful to meet you, if ever so briefly. Hope to see you again soon! xoxo {av}

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  5. Great post girl! I honestly wish I got a chance to chat more with you and others. I should've taken more pictures as well. Def loved your outfit, bag and your arm party!

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  6. It was SUCH a pleasure meeting you! I can't wait for our ICA date. Next week???

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  7. It was great to meet you very quickly at the end of the event. Next time we'll have to talk more! Will you be at the Swap tomorrow? It's a great spot to meet more of the local fashion bloggers! - Katy

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  8. You just made my day with your lovely intro. I am seriously going to have that printed on some business cards. You are a delight and I am so glad we got to chat. Hope to see you again soon, otherwise we'll need to set a date for coffee.

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