Sometime over the course of my blogging epic (almost three and a half years now) I’ve stopped listing where my clothes come from. There wasn’t much of a point to that when 90% of them were thrifted, but in the past year or so, I’ve started buying more and more from vintage Etsy and eBay shops. I thought I’d introduce you guys to the ladies who keep me hooked.
Sweet Love Vintage
10th of December Vintage
Squirrel Friend Vintage
By Cin By Hand Vintage
Year of the Cat Vintage
Rogue Girl Vintage
Lady Jane Vintage
Tiff LittleFingers Vintage
Rusty Zipper Vintage
Very Vintage Store
Tata Lane Costumes & Vintage
And from a few brick-and-mortar vintage/thrift stores in my city:
The Classy Closet
Battery Street Jeans
Barge Canal Market
You guys. I have been going to Maine every summer for, like, eight years, and I have wanted to do a proper photoshoot in front of this library for just as long. One day I will sell enough short stories to buy this place and hoard mannequins & antique hats in every corner. I will wake up in the tower and shout at young women taking photos on my stoop, but I’ll secretly love it, those descendents of mine. This place isn’t the kind of secret you hold too tight.
I have no idea where those white lines came from. I like to think an inchworm was crawling across my lens.
Post title taken from my favorite Blackmore’s Night song.
This is less an outfit post than me prancing around at magic hour in a dress I’d forgotten I had, with hair that’s finally, finally long enough to be messy. (Seriously, HOW could I have forgotten this dress? I thrifted it two years ago for $13; something similar on, say, PinupGirlClothing would run over $100. I need to count my damn blessings.)
I also thought I’d share an interest of mine that I don’t often mention here: medieval and Renaissance music. I am an absolute fool for madrigals, for antiphons, for hymns, for requiems, for lutes and fifes and minstrels. This is not exactly something people expect from me. I often feel like nothing about my personality is really cohesive, to the point where I’m like “if I were a fictional character, I would call myself unrealistic”. There’s a constant undercurrent of awareness that people probably think I’m “trying too hard” or making myself a special snowflake. I try not to care, but I am also loath to seem like a poseur.
Anyway, here is the medieval/Renaissance/Celtic music playlist you didn’t know you needed!
- “English Dance”, Dufay Collective (A L’Estampida is a fantastic album and what got me into medieval music hardcore)
- “Abrase El Reyna Del Cielo”, San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble (again, the whole album’s fantastic. another of my inaugural ones.)
- “Now Is the Month of Maying”, The King’s Singers
- “Da que Deus Mamou”, Arany Zoltan (this will be stuck in your head indefinitely)
- “Non E Gran Cousa”, Arany Zoltan
- Also interpreted as “Santiago” by Loreena McKennitt
- “Greensleeves”, Celtic Woman
- “Scarborough Fair”, Celtic Woman (yes, this song existed before Simon & Garfunkel)
- “Siuil A Run”, Clannad
- “A Mhiurnin O”, Clannad
- “Whiskey in the Jar”, The Dubliners (THIS IS THE BEST VERSION OF THIS SONG AND IF YOU DISAGREE WE WILL HAVE WORDS)
- “Donal Agus Morag”, Altan
- “Dulaman”, Celtic Woman (fun fact: this song is about how awesome seaweed is)
- “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”, Loreena McKennitt
- “Hardcore Medieval Party Mix”, various artists
- “Militis Fidelis Deus”, The Evangelist (antiphons in general are MY JAM)
- “Three Basse Dance”, Ulsamer Collegium
- Arany Zoltan’s entire YouTube channel
- Seriously go listen to Arany Zoltan