Everything in Its Right Place

My best friend and I met in 2nd grade and had a crush on the same boy in class. We have been inseparable ever since and often take "best friend date" days throughout the city. Today, we got coffee in the Castro, visited the GLBT Historical Museum, and made vegan chili at my apartment. It was the perfect set of activities for a cold, rainy day. Spring- where did you go?

This 1940's black lace dress is a staple in my wardrobe. I reconstructed the dress for a shorter length as well as painstakingly mended the lace. It is such a versatile piece for I can dress it up for night activities or throw on a blazer during the day. The vintage fox brooch and 1960's hat are some of my favorite accessories in my closet right now. I can't stop wearing them out!

Dress: 1940's Vintage, reconstructed
Fox Brooch: Vintage, via Alameda Flea Market
Shoes: Thrifted
Hat: 1960's Vintage
Umbrella: 1940's Vintage
Needlepoint Bag: 1950's Vintage
Tights: H&M
Chamise: American Apparel
Blazer: 1940's Vintage

All photos by Noelle San Souci


Em :

Perfection! What a lovely outfit and the yellow umbrella is just great.


ooh, gorgeous outfit. I am loving all the little details, the bow, the bag, the yellow umbrella. So beautiful, as are the pictures. xx veronika

Beatrice :

that bag=amazing!!

jesse.anne.o :

I really love this.

The best friend date sounds fun. I don't know if I have a bestie per se but a lot of our time involves thrift store shopping, brunch and whatever's going on around that time.

I wish I was around more to actually cook with people but I work too much.

Rachel :

I love best friend dates! :D
Your outfit is so lovely...the way you styled it with all the accessories is beautiful!

Meghan :

aw that dress is lovely, and the accessories are great!

nsansouci :

Despite the weather, this turned into a lovely best friend outing! You could tell what amazing craftsman ship went into that vintage umbrella, even with it's age it helped keep us both perfectly dry!
The photo shoot turned iimpromptu when my car was boxed in by a truck and we were caught out in the rain.

Raluca :) :

i love your bag:X but the umbrella is the attraction point:X


Pink Penguin :

Another gorgeous outfit, really love the coat. And that is so sweet about you and your bestie! <3

Stef / Diversions :

Gorgeous outfit! I can't say what I like more - the sweet hat, cute brooch or lovely bag. Brilliant all around!

Views From My Window :

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gee :

i love this whole look.
BUT...i am drooling over your purse.
i have been looking for one of those for forever..they have the smaller ones a lot of times..but i can never find a huge one.
i <3 big purses.

Rebeccak :

A wonderful dress - I really want to see it without the jacket! I am amazed you were able to fix the lace - is it hard to do or just fidely?

Annie, Time Enough for Drums :

I can't say enough amazing things about this outfit. That purse? That brooch? That umbrella? And, that sounds like the most perfect day ever. Can I come visit and we can have fun days and play dress up!?

Eule-Lilaanaa :

amazing bag

coy colleen :

what a cute story about you and your bff - sounds like a great little date & your outfit is also so chic!

lauren kirsten :

you always have the loveliest outfits!

i'm having a giveaway on my blog that you might be interested in!


sbot :

Great bag.



Cole :

Beautiful outfit! The dress is gorgeous and that umbrella is the best ever!

Steffy's Pro's and Con's :

thank you for commenting on my blog and leading me here. you are just as cute as a button. i love the outfit, especially the dress and it fits you perfectly! i feel like i wanna be your bff and go on city dates :)

<3 steffy

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Steffy's Pro's and Con's :

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islabell :

beautiful dress. cute umbrella too... watch out! it's guna snow friday!

Lady Cherry :

Wow - now THAT is how to wear black and brown together. There is nothing in your outfit that I wouldn't wear if I had the chance!! x

~k :

Great bag! I had a smaller one similar to it once. Great bright yellow umbrella!

Ashlee :

oh, that brooch is fantastic!
and you look lovely, as always.
can you believe it may get cold enough to snow tomorrow?

Helen :

That dress is gorgeous! Also if I had an umbrella that lovely I wouldn't mind rainy days at all.

lauregrace :

hi..i love your blog.. im following you now..hope youll follow mine as well..thanks