I’m pretty sure it’s because of all the beautiful pictures from the Jazz Age Festival that the Sartorialist has been posting, but lately, I’ve really just wanted to be a flapper girl. I want to wear my hair in a super-short bob, wear lots of extravagant jewelery and headpieces, and dance about.
So I recently got a haircut… not as short as a Louise Brooks bob, mind you, but still a good 3 inches shorter than it was before (the prospect of cutting it shorter made me queasy, but I might actually go back and get it cut shorter)! Boo to the hairdressers who always try to convince me to leave my hair longer.
The fascinator is one that I’ve had for a while, actually, but never really wore because my longer hairstyle looked really awkward with it, but it seems to work a bit better now. It’s got lots of white millinery flowers and green velvet ribbon. So great! It still looks a bit awkward (I think my hair is still too long to pull it off well) but it should suffice for the moment.
The dress (which is pretty and has all these pintucks and detailing that you can’t see) is one of the only drop-waisted-ish dresses that’s ever been flattering on me (not so great for girls with ample bottoms and short legs, ugh!). From H&M last year, and I still wear it a lot because it’s so pretty and basic. It also looks a lot like a nightgown from Anthropologie that I’ve been longing to wear as a dress, but is sadly sold out in my size. Phooey.
The bag! The bag! How could I almost forget about the bag?! I’ve been dying for a little gladstone bag just like this one, and I could not believe my luck when I won it on eBay for just over $20 including shipping! The inside is kind of deteriorated, the outside is scratched, and the seams are so fragile, but how could I resist such a charmer? I love the latch so much!
And yes, I do realize that one day, I’m going to be a crazy old little lady who hoards old treasures in a little Victorian house that’s painted in bright, cheery colors. But I honestly kind of adore that idea. :)