WHAT TORI WORE:
1960s Marnie Dress
WHERE WE WORE IT:
Sunset Strip Farmer’s Market in West Hollywood
Last night, T and I popped over to the Sunset Strip Farmer’s Market in West Hollywood to see our friend-of-a-friend musician, Rachel Goodrich, play a little set. Rachel’s music is charming and playful, often haunted with rockabilly rhythms and something from south of the border.
It was a perfect occasion for some comfy, summery vintage.
Rachel is a GREAT guitar player, and she has an effortlessly beautiful voice, like a lovely melodic conversation. Super fun. Try to catch one of her upcoming shows if you can.
I also scored some delicious coastal wildflower honey at the market which I highly recommend, and found some pretty green foods. NOM.
This was my first time wearing this vintage blouse out. I’ve avoided it before because it’s a little big and boxy on me. But now that I’ve tried it, I ADORE it. I needed something that was lightweight but would keep me warm if the evening cooled off. This top’s almost sheer cotton, and long sleeves were the perfect solution. I tried it with some short shorts and suddenly the slight boxiness up top with two long legs sprouting at the bottom became super cute. Hooray! It’s also has just the right amount of feminine detail with the lace strip framing the buttons, the high collar, and the tiny purple floral print. But it’s not too girly, and I love that.
The 1960s Symphony Bag and 1960s Lindsey Ring are two of my old standbys. I’m always grabbing this little tapestry purse because it can dress up or dress down, and it’s the perfect size. It will fit everything you need, but it still hangs nicely and out of the way on your side.
This ring is amazing because one, I have a love affair with all things made of wood; and two, it is fully adjustable. It fits all my fingers, and is simple enough to mix with other rings when I want to.
WHAT I WORE, Pt. 2:
1950s Love A Little Closer Dress
WHERE WE WORE IT:
Taix in Echo Park
We started at the market and later followed Rachel to Taix, where she was playing yet another show. This restaurant was established in 1962 and has an amazing lounge with live music most nights of the week. It’s fancy and required a little spruce up, so we had to make a pit stop to dress up a tiny bit. I didn’t think my hoochie shorts would cut it. Tori added some tights and heels, and was all set to go. I opted for our 1950s Love A Little Closer Dress. I kept the purse and ring, but wore my own skinny leather belt to tie everything together.
This was the first time I’ve worn this dress, and now I adore it. There is so much skirt to this dress, and I love every knitted bit of it. I don’t know how the pleats stay pleated—magic?—but it hangs and moves so nicely. Everything about it is just perfect: cap sleeves, sweet little collar, matching decorative buttons down the front. And unlike many dresses we come across, I’m happy that this one still has its original belt and belt loops (even though I wore a different belt).
Here’s me being a ghost in the hallway.
Here’s Rachel entertaining us again, in the wee hours of the morning.
Here’s Tori lookin cute at the bar.
Taix is a great little venue. I hope to go back for some delicious French food sometime soon. If I could just figure out how to go back to 1962…guess how much a steak cost?