"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): Paisley and plaid

Friday, November 5, 2010

Paisley and plaid

I feel like the rebellious daughter of a farmer in this get-up but oh well. When I was at my parent's house in Wisconsin last summer, I was wearing a fancy dress after a family event and I chased and caught a frog in the yard because, well, frogs are awesome. My grandma pulled the boy aside to laugh at me and tell him that he was "lucky he found himself a real country girl." Which is a ridiculous thing to say. I am many things, but I would never throw the word country in there... except maybe for today's outfit.
Hair scarf - thrifted
Glasses - Prada
Oxford shirt - thrifted vintage
Pocketwatch - garage sale, I added the chain
Skirt - thrifted Converse sample
Boots - Rockport

Dueber pocketwatch that was 50 cents at a garage sale:
I did some research on it and based on the serial number, it was made in 1879-1880! I keep meaning to take it in to an antique watch repair place and see what it's worth and if I should get it repaired! In the meantime, I wear it as a necklace, but it's so heavy that when it swings when I walk, it hurts my ribs!

Have a fabu weekend internetz! My friends Megan and John who I just went to visit in San Fran are in town and I'm so excited! Hooray for John's consulting job that stationed him in MPLS for a few weeks!


Ashley J said...

This post is hilarious...I keep imagining that movie Son in Law when I read this and how that character Paula Shore plays totally transform's that country girl to city hip chick. You look great!!


Sal said...

That pocketwatch is ahmazing! What a find, lady.

Tina said...

I love that you caught a frog in a fancy dress.

Anna said...

Oh, I love that pocketwatch!! How cool! What a great score.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

there must be a cowgirl inside me somewhere because i LOVE this outfit. and that vintage pocketwatch--rad, naturally.

Rebecca said...

That watch is fantastic. I hope you are able to have it repaired.

hannah, heart city said...

cool boots!

bethtrue said...

Cool watch - i've been looking for one of those myself on Etsy. Great find!

johanna said...

ADORABLE! Take a look on my blog and feel free to follow me, I'm following you. I would love if we could follow each other, ohh and if you have twitter you can add me too or facebook . I would be so glad. ♥, Jo

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i feel like that watch is something you'd take to antiques roadshow and find out is worth 20k. amazing that it was only 50 cents!

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

Haha your Grandma sounds like a character!
I love that pocket watch, what an incredible find! It is beautiful!

archives said...

wow - what an amazing find!!! :)


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