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Jacket Duty

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High-neck, double-breasted military jacket from Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 collection. $2,217 at neimanmarcus.com. It was originally $6,335.

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Badgley Mischka Caftan

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Badgley Mischka platinum label iridescent chiffon caftan. $495 on neimanmarcus.com.

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December 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Flea Market Find

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I saw this lovely number at the flea market today and it spoke to me. And to my wallet. It’s an aubergine, 100% wool, beret style cap adorned with a lilac, flocked veil and a purple satin bow embroidered with clear beads. $10.

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November 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Prêt-à-Cocktail Party

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Elegant Prada black silk blend cocktail dress with deep scoop neck and back. Empire waist and pleated detail at hem. $299 on eBay. Click on the above images to see the full listing.

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November 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Costumed Courtesan

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My Halloween costume this year. Special thanks to Andrew Yoon for donating his time and photography skills to the evening. Click on the above images to see the entire set from the party.

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November 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

Bride of Peacock

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Some questions. First, what the hell is going on here? Second, why would you spend nearly $8k on a wedding gown and then let a giant peacock sit on your lap? Third, is she marrying the bird? Fourth, is it a stuffed peacock worn as an accessory, like a brooch?

Also, that hair. No. Just no. No to everything here.

Three-piece bridal set by Lela Rose. Tiered skirt ($5,995), organza bustier ($995), and metal sunburst belt ($595). Photo by Cleo Sullivan for BRIDES Magazine.

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October 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Featured Seller: Nicholettes

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I apologize for my lengthy fashion blogging absence, but things got kind of heavy. My beloved brother Sean passed away suddenly at age 38, which is far too soon for anyone to leave, especially someone as amazing as him. When I left for D.C., and we still had hope that he would recover, I packed just enough to get me through a few days. Those days stretched into two weeks and I eventually found myself shopping for a dress to wear to his funeral.

And a vintage hat of course.

I want to express enormous gratitude to Nicholette Alexander, a wonderful seller on etsy who expedited the veiled hat below to me in D.C. so that I could have it in time for Sean’s funeral.

That said, “Nicholettes” (as she is known on etsy) is my featured seller this week. Similar to the one I purchased from her, Nicholettes has a number of stunning vintage hats (among other great vintage finds) available in her etsy shop right now, many of which come with free hat boxes! Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage cocoa brown birdcage hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $25.

Vintage velveteen feathered stovepipe from Nicholettes on etsy. $45.

Vintage satin-wrapped pillbox from Nicholettes on etsy. $39.

Vintage 1960s mod hat and hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.

Vintage 1960s “Jackie O” polka dot pillbox hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.95.

Black and red mini top hat with ostrich feathers from Nicholettes on etsy. $18.

Vintage veiled velvet pillbox hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $29.

Vintage mustard gold fedora with hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $39.

Vintage velvety pleated cloche with free hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.

Vintage 1960s so mod faux leopard fez from Nicholettes on etsy. $21.

Vintage velour tilt cap with sateen bow from Nicholettes on etsy. $75.