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A to Z Blogging Challenge ~ A Frolic Through Fashion and Flowers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Radiant Orchid - color of the year

"O" the A to Z Challenge Blogging letter of the day.  I searched specifically for a garment that incorporated that Pantone color of the year.

I also wanted to show off flowers in the bloom at the State Capitol nearest the rose garden.  

Highlighting this Nie Zoe silk and cotton blend handpainted sweater I purchased at Goodwill
(NWT - new with tag for $29.99) 

Fabric Art!

And some flocked organdy ~

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NOT Dead Yet Style

"N" is the word, or actually the letter, for the day's prompt in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  A heavy hitter in the online fashion linkup world is Patti at Not Dead Yet Style.  Her Visible Monday blog hop generates the most page views on my blog when I link up with her.

Those who have met her in person say she is as sweet as she looks!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mis Papelicos

Representing for the letter "M" on the A to Z Blogging Challenge is Mis Papelicos.  A fellow Sacramentan who hosts a monthly Share in Style fashion linkup AND fits in perfectly with my A to Z theme of a Frolic through Fashion and Flowers.

Whenever she emails or comments, she is so enthusiastic and welcoming.  She is so easy to love!

Flower Tones from 1952

Monday, April 14, 2014

Livin' la vida Leather

"L" letter for the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  It wouldn't be a frolic through fashion without a stop in to see Shelley of Forest City Fashionista.  I am not a big fan of leather, I can barely tolerate denim and how constricting that fabric is.  Shelley adores leather and has posted some amazing outfits to prove it.

This last image of Shelley is as the cover girl in the online Vogoff fashion mag.

When I think of leather, I think of something like this ...


Or the episode of Friends where Ross battles with his leather pants.  Are you livin' la vida leather?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kors on the Kay

"K" letter for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, brought to you from the K Street Mall in Sacramento, California.

I am on the nicer end of the K Street Mall near the Sacramento Convention Center.  K Street has had its issues.  If you continue further down the street, there is blight, blight, and more blight.  Part of the Westfield Mall on K Street is being torn down for the new Kings stadium.  It would be great to see K Street revitalized from where I stand all the way into Old Sacramento.

Michael Kors skirt
Coldwater Creek shirt 
(both thrifted)

Exquisite fabric and detailing on the skirt. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jumping Jehosophat

"J" letter day at the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  Jumping Jehosophat - this thrifed J.G. Hook corduroy jumper is cozy comfy.

 I paired the jumper with a top from a "hippy" costume.  The pea green needed to be jazzed up.

I keep a Tupperware tub full of thrifted costumes and wigs for fun events and speciality blog posts.  I haven't yet convinced Mr. VZ to wear the manly man chest wig.

Just Blue

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I get a free pass ~

"I" letter for the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  There is a little known, unpublished rule of the free pass in blog challenges.  An odd letter to have to pass on, but my "I" blogger mention didn't grant permission, so Blogger "I" will forever remain unnamed. 

I do have the flower letter of the day and a sweet 1952 Miss from the spring Speigel catalog. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Helga Von Trollop

Highlighting the letter "H" in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  Helga Von Trollop is one of my enduring favorites in the alt fashion realm.  She marches to her own colorful drummer.  I call her an icon, she just laughs at me ~ The way she describes herself says it all, "I’m a vintage freak who loves cats, likes to sing, cook, watch 70's English sitcoms, read, go opshopping, have bouffant hair and prance about in a most unseemly manner."

Her writing style is delightful with colorful Melbournian words like "squeee," and "feck," and "arse."

Nothing to do with Helga - just wanted to mention my love affair with Haflinger slippers, one of my few retail indulgences.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gone for the gold

It is the letter "G's" day to shine in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  With the Olympics being just a memory, going for the gold is now gone for the gold.  I tried to strike a balance between gramma gold and hootchie mama gold.  Gramma gold are the articles of clothing are shapeless forms of blouse coverlets.  Hootchie mama gold is the use of the color in the worst possible way.

Retro sunglasses (gift from the mom)
The rest of the outfit was all thrifted
High Sierra gold long sleeved shirt ($2)
Gold bead necklace ($4)
Coldwater Creek brown suede-like skirt with design cutouts ($2)
Fioni copper/metallic sandals ($6)

If you haven't gone gold, then you could go gray.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Flight Platform Living

Day "F" of the AtoZ Blogging Challenge.  Janey at Flight Platform Living has perfect timing!  Not only can she represent for "F," she is the latest to model the Traveling Yellow Skirt.

(See that pink and commando green flower in the front?  That is my addition to the skirt)

Link to my traveling-yellow-skirt post.

Janey will also be starting up her Shiny T Tuesday linkups with truly creative prompts.