Wednesday, January 6, 2010

back with a barrette

Many apologies for my absence... I've been ringing in the new year, welcoming my favorite boyfriend back to the East Coast and suffering through the snow (it's been blizzarding for a week now...)
I bought this barrette (and its broken partner) in Venice. While there, I discovered that there are basically two types of shops along the canals: those that sell glass products (jewelry, mostly) and those that sell elaborately creepy Carnivale masks. I kind of feel like a Gondolier in my nautical stripes (fact: I once played Tessa in the Unadilla Theatre production of The Gondoliers here in Vermont), but the gold tassel makes me feel a little more old-lady-on-a-cruise-ship.
What I wouldn't give to be sailing the seven seas in the summertime right now...
I got some black leather gloves for Christmas this year (yay!) Without my coat they look a little more Michael Jackson than they probably should, but since I mentioned my participation in the Gondoliers I'm going to go ahead and call them theatrical.
Now I kind of look like a mime. Forgive me, I'm a rusty blogger!
(dress: old navy; shoes: DSW; gloves: JCPenney; necklace: vintage; barrette: Venice)


  1. love this look, so chic and parisian! nice blog :)

  2. Adorable! Im liking the stripe and the necklace is so pretty!

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon