Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rosie Monroe

We Live Upstairs Rosie Monroe Outfit

We Live Upstairs Rosie Monroe Outfit

We Live Upstairs Rosie Monroe Outfit

We Live Upstairs Rosie Monroe Outfit

We Live Upstairs Rosie Monroe Outfit
Shirt: Thrifted; Shorts: Ellison; Shoes: Thrifted; Sunglasses: Vintage

This is me on our roof. It's born witness to many a post-grueling-day-of-work drink and plenty of sunset/people watching. And, if you're the occasional homebody/night owl like myself, it's a great place to interact with the people stumbling walking home below you on Friday and Saturday nights. And, as you can see, it makes a decent photo spot. What I spared you photographic evidence of, was me peeling off the outer layer of my skin after being in the 101 degree heat with no sunscreen for 15 minutes. You're welcome.

I suppose this combination is my Marilyn/Rosie the Riveter homage; though I doubt either of those ladies wore faux leather shorts. It's pretty simple, but I've always loved brown and blue together. The cherry on top would be the vintage shades I seem to be constantly repairing; one of the screws won't ever stay in for long, but I can't seem to part with them.

Do you have any items that, even though they're more trouble than they're worth, you just can't get rid of? I'd love to hear!

19 comments:

  1. I have a gorgeous wool skirt but the shape and length of it means like I feel my arse is on display all the time. It's so pretty to wear in winter though!

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    1. ahaha, I have a couple of those too!

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  2. I almost always feel like Rosie the riveter when I wear any sort of fabric head band! There are a pair of brown, pointed leather flats I picked up at the goodwill a couple years back that I always seem to be fixing. The studs will get scraped off and here comes momma Rosie with the super glue! I've even painted the scuff marks!

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    1. I have a pair of shoes like that also! So sad.

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  3. when i was 8 years old, i had nothing but sleeveless button-down blouses, and i always felt like such a nerd. sigh.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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    1. I had a lot of sweater vests at that age, so don't feel bad.

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  4. Aww so lovely. Love this look so much :o

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  5. So cute! I love how you tied up your shirt :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  6. hahah "interact with the people stumbling home". can you please live by me so we can be friends?!

    anyways, i wish i had a spot like that too, it sounds so fun. i suppose i can heckle people from my window, but it's not as fun. and LUH those shorts! you're lookin very chic :)

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    1. Um, YES. I would love to move to Chicago. And, of course, I would also jump for joy if we could be friends in real life.

      I hope everyone can find a spot like my roof; it's calming. Excapt I can't really spend too much time out there at the moment-it's suffocating and flesh-burning.
      And thank you, ma'am! I try.

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    2. hahah flesh burning- i always love your word choices

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  7. Really lovely outfit, like the shirt a lot :D
    xxx

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    1. Thanks so much! I like it too : )

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  8. I love this outfit! I have a shirt that's almost identical (I'm a sucker for anything gingham) and I get so much use of of it. I'm really loving it with these shorts too!

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    1. I too am a sucker for gingham- it's so perfect for summer!
      And thank you for your sweet words!

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  9. oh wow! i love this outfit!
    your shorts are gorgeous and that shirt, wow!
    great style :) x

    www.ohabbiee.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks, girl! That's very sweet!

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