I watched Coco avant Chanel the other night and was inspired by the dandyish menswear Audrey Tatou wore in the movie--so it was time to break out the bow tie. I wore this on a little thrift trip we took on Saturday, when autumn suddenly hit us with cool temps and lots of blustery wind. Thus it was also time to wear my newly-thrifted vintage LL Bean sweater vest. I wish I could remember whose blog post it was that originally spawned my "Ah! I need a vest!" moment, but I do know that seeing this lovely blog post by Maria of Adelaide Homesewn wearing a vest over a wonderful dress with an ascot neck helped seal the deal.
The arrival of autumnal weather made it particularly necessary that Andy and I share a sausage plate and some delicious German beers at this nifty little rathskeller.
Speaking of sausages, on this trip I had to dig through the most nightmarishly tightly-packed racks in a dirty Salvation Army store ever. Andy always tells me that "Clothes in thrift stores are clean--people do not donate dirty clothes!" My response: that may be true, but I believe the employees of the Sal then go and pour cups of coffees on the racks, because inevitably everything there is stained and dirty. Nonetheless, I found a real bevy of cute dresses on this trip, so it all turned out well.
A couple of local sights.
Hope your weekend was beautiful and full of fun!