While visiting New Orleans a couple of years ago Aakomon and I sneaked into this beautiful cemetery in the French Quarter. It was closed that day and the gates were chained and locked… but that didn’t stop us! When the ‘coast was clear’ we scaled the tall cement wall fencing in the perimeter, hopped on top of a large crypt shaped kind of like a house, then jumped down from the short roof – We were in! It was exciting and scary at the same time but once we were over the wall and now inside the cemetery there was no going back. I thought I would be creeped out walking among the crypts and mausoleums of lost loved ones but it was comforting and calming in a weird way… it’s hard to describe really. I see why the cemeteries in New Orleans are considered tourist attractions with the the elaborate above ground crypts and the history of the dead now residing in these holy resting places. If you’re in the New Orleans area I would NOT suggest sneaking into a cemetery like we did – lol – but I would recommend taking a tour .
Dress: Free People
Shoes: Converse All Stars 😉
One of my first loves is and will always be Vintage clothing! I love mixing and trying different fashion styles… but sometimes I simply appreciate being a woman.
Here’s a fun way to rock something sheer and unique!
This vintage 1940s/1950s lingerie slip dress has femininity written all over it! I love the color, the fabric, the gathering , the sheerness, and the movement of this dress. I decided to pair it with Levi’s denim cut-off shorts, a teal floral bra (Forever21), and gold sandal heels (Zara) – to match my gold picnic basket handbag, also vintage 😉 .
Here are a couple of my favorite online vintage stores, but make sure to check out the lingerie section of your neighborhood Goodwill and secondhand stores (ie. Crossroads Trading, Buffalo Exchange, Out of the Closet, etc.) for your very own unique vintage slip gown! You’ll be surprised the treasures you’ll find!
If and when you’re in the LA area stop by these gems:
(the Burbank and Melrose locations are always stocked with designer goodies!)
825 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
American Rag Cie
150 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Iguana Vintage Clothing
14422 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
14438 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA
And last but not least! The Fairfax Flea Market (every Sunday) as well as the The Rose Bowl Flea Market (the 2nd Sunday of every month).
I love this matching set from H&M! It’s got a groovy 70’s print in a modern silhouette… not to mention its comfy and versatile. Put this top with cream slacks and this pant with a denim shirt… Voila! Two additional looks!
I paired this floral ensemble with the classic white and black shell toe Adidas.