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Deodorants, Antiperspirants, and Vintage Clothing

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Dearest dress, I never meant to hurt you.  It’s not you, it’s me, and the terrible way I’ve treated you.  Photograph by Frank Myers.

Don’t you hate it when you’ve been doing something your whole life and later discover that this thing you’ve been doing is harmful to something you love?  My heart sunk to the bottom of the Marianas Trench when I read that my deodorant/antiperspirant, which I thought was great because it didn’t streak on my vintage clothing, was actually full of aluminum.  Said aluminum not only made my dress shirt armpits sparkle with the most resistant strain of glitter herpes I’ve encountered to date, with an accompanying foul odor when the heat of an iron was applied, but it also caused a chemical reaction that made the armpits of some of my vintage clothing start to yellow/stain.  How do I know this?  There were casualties.  Then research to determine the cause of said casualties.  I never go down without a fight.


“Deodorants prevent odor-causing bacteria, while antiperspirants prevent sweat. To do so, antiperspirants rely on aluminum-based compounds, such as aluminum chloride, to cause cells in your sweat ducts to swell and block sweat from escaping. When these active ingredients (which also happen to be quite acidic) bond with your sweat, they’re prone to stain clothing.”


Perhaps I’ve been lucky thus far with my antiperspirant not staining my clothing until recently, but I feel like this news should be broadcast, warnings posted in vintage clothing store dressing rooms, shouted from the rooftops.  Maybe people don’t keep their clothing as long as I do, so it just doesn’t come up.  Whatever the reason, I’m here to raise awareness of this issue and present some information on my journey to aluminum-free deodorant and stain/sparkle-free clothing.


We sweat a lot when we dance.  We HAVE to wear SOMETHING or our dance spaces will smell even more like locker rooms and foot cheese more than they already do.  I decided I could deal without the antiperspirant component of my underarm regimen, as I tended to select clothing for dancing that already doesn’t show at lot of soaked-through sweat, but the smell had to be UNDER WRAPS.  But I had to change my deodorant fast, or suffer the consequences of damaging even more clothing.


I headed to the Internet to read reviews of aluminum-free deodorants and I found most reviews to be incomplete, overly-optimistic, and not descriptive enough.  There were also options other than stick and roll-on, which sounded like a pain in the butt.  Then I came across this article titled “Do Any of These Hippie Deodorants Work?” by Kat Stoeffel that was exactly what I needed – one person’s journey through a myriad of recommended deodorants with different applicators, brands, pros, cons, daily conditions, duration of effectiveness, and a ranking from worst to best.  As everyone’s body chemistry is different, I went with her top two and was prepared to try others down the line if necessary.

Kat’s second highest recommendation, Le Couvent de Minimes Everyday Deodorant, is a French cologne which has alum stone as its active ingredient and dates back to 1862.  True to Kat’s assessment, it did smell like a fancy Williams Sonoma hand soap, and would work as a nice unisex scent.  Unfortunately, my skin had a sensitivity reaction to this deodorant.  It did work well and I may try it again in a different season.


The deodorant with Kat’s highest seal of approval was Lavilin, an Israeli deodorant that featured images of athletes on the cardboard packaging around the bottle, which looked promising.  I had to get used to wearing a roll-on, but it was usually dry by the time I finished drying my hair and I haven’t seen evidence of it leaving residue on my clothing when I remove it.  It’s been working like a champ on regular office days for the past month.  While it boasts 72 hours of coverage, I’d err on the side of caution when going to a swing dance – I would always reapply my old deodorant/antiperspirant before attending a dance, just to be safe, and that reapplication was needed with Lavilin if I wanted to continue to smell fresh at the end of the dance (per a self-sniff).  Lavilin is my winner of the two.

Thankfully, it was just that easy, trying two and coming up with a winner.  I am so relieved to have found a deodorant that has less of a negative impact on my wardrobe!  If you have stories, recommendations, or other information about what works for you, please feel free to post it in the comments.


The guilt is immense.  I’d like to say I have all the answers for my recovery plan, but I don’t.  I’ve soaked the damaged red gingham dress in Oxyclean twice and the armpits are still yellow.  I’ve used vinegar on a cranberry colored dress shirt and I can still see the glitter of aluminum embedded in the fabric.  I did, however, manage to eradicate all glitter and stains from several white dress shirts following the advice of this video, using a paste of water, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide:

I probably need to try this on my cranberry shirt and gingham dress, but the peroxide has me worried it will bleach the color…need some more confidence…please feel free to insert confidence in the comments section, as well. ;)


I realize there are all sorts of warnings and cautionary things we can do to protect our vintage clothing (like not wearing it – but where is the fun in that?), but a change of deodorant was a fairly easy lifestyle change for me to make and it’s also made with an eye toward protecting the lifespan of my modern clothing, as well!  Hopefully, I’ll never have to make a peroxide and baking soda paste again.




Field Trip: Vintage Shopping in St. Louis

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St. Louis has legs!

A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to visit St. Louis, Missouri and perform at the Nevermore Jazz Ball with Michael Gamble and his Rhythm Serenaders.  I was particularly eager to visit St. Louis because there are some very dear dance friends in my life who moved there after living with or near me in North Carolina and I heard there was amazing vintage clothing there – knowing that St. Louis had a lot of money/industry during my sought-after clothing periods and seeing the amazing wardrobe of Miss Jubilee in photographs online, I was beyond excited to take my first trip to this Midwest city.


I picked Saturday of Nevermore to embark on my shopping adventure, meeting up with Athena Moon and Lian Tarhay for a quick stop at The Vintage Haberdashery and then brunch at Rooster.  The Vintage Haberdashery is part vintage store, part costume shop and had a small, but respectable selection of pre-WWII clothing and some great 1920’s reproduction beaded gowns glistening from the rafters.  The store was well-organized with lots of quality items, and a particularly nice display of shoes and hats.  I spotted a bunch of great 40’s day and cocktail dresses, some 1940’s oxfords, and a nice selection of menswear, both dress and sportswear items.  Definitely worth a stop!


After brunch, we went to Cherokee Street to take in the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl, which happened to include a vintage shop as a venue and be down the street from another vintage shop – bliss!  Imagine shopping in a stacked vintage clothing store with a live hot jazz band playing just outside on the back patio, and you could take a break, dance, shop, dance, shop – that was my experience at Retro 101.  Seriously, a luxury!  Retro 101 had so many special pieces, I can’t even articulate everything, delicious sheer 1930’s dresses, beautiful rayon print 1940’s dresses, wonderful gowns, hats, gloves, leather, and a case of amazing bakelite!  Feathers!  Beading!  I didn’t even get to the menswear, but I spotted some usual suspects with great garments and accessories in hand, so I know there was good stuff!


Finally, we visited Ruth’s Vintage Clothing, a little shop on the corner just a few blocks from Retro 101.  Almost as soon as we stepped into the store, we heard the second line start up outside and ran back out to see the parade.  At this point I’m thinking St. Louis and this event definitely have really unique offerings for the dance community – dancers joined in, people were drawn out of shops and restaurants to watch, adding to the magnetic and magical SOMETHING in the air that made this event distinctive, local, and inviting.  We went back into Ruth’s, which had a few 1940’s dresses and some great accessories, including an Art Deco belt buckle and brooch set that combined distinctive rhinestone angled shapes with early plastic (bakelite or celluloid, not sure) flowers blooming from the stones – VERY tempting, can we create a dress or gown around this?

We followed the second line back down to Retro 101, took another gander (so much to take in!), then ended up at Melt for a cider and to hear Mike Faltesek and Chloe Feoranzo play their last set of the day.  An all around very satisfying day of shopping in a wonderful city!


1940’s heels with potential at The Vintage Haberdashery – those waves!


Adorable!  All the details!  At The Vintage Haberdashery.


This wonderful confection of a hat, at The Vintage Haberdashery.


A menswear display at The Vintage Haberdashery.


The serious goods hanging from the ceiling at Retro 101.


The bakelite case in all its glory, at Retro 101.


This purple plaid 1930’s dress at Retro 101 is EVERYTHING.


Beaded detail on sleeve of 1930’s dress at Retro 101.


A snapshot of the men’s section at Retro 101.


A carousel of accessories at Retro 101.


A lovely neckline on this 1940’s dress at Ruth’s Vintage Clothing.


A wall of accessories at Ruth’s Vintage Clothing.


A closeup of a 1940’s floral rayon dress with these interesting ruched scallops down the seam, at Ruth’s Vintage Clothing.


Following the second line down Cherokee Street.


1940’s Reproduction Overalls by Nudeedudee

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A definite trend at ILHC 2015 was overalls, sported by both male and female dancers alike. While typically associated with more rural endeavors (and perhaps costumed, in some instances, as a nod to such), overalls are comfortable, typically a bit wider in the leg and the seat by design, and create a nice long line from your soles up to your chest. Anything that makes me look taller is good in my book!

I purchased a fantastic pair of 1940’s reproduction overalls from Nudeedudee last year and I am in love – the styling is a bit softer than your standard modern overall, with a torso shape that is more akin to a sundress (flattering!), and buttons with button holes instead of a metal button and metal loop. I get so many compliments every time I have worn them! Style a la Rosie the Riveter to complete your swing era workwear look. Available in denim and engineer stripe, as well as a denim romper if you are looking for shorts.


My pair, styled for OcTieBer with a vintage bow tie and flannel shirt.

My pair of Nudeedudee overalls, styled for OcTieBer with a vintage bow tie and flannel shirt.

From the Top, Episode 6 – Fashion and Swing Dance

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I’m delighted to have been asked to be a part of the From the Top podcast‘s exploration of fashion for swing dancers. This is the sixth episode from this podcast that, in general, explores topics surrounding swing music and swing dancing. The host of From the Top, Vienna-based dancer Alexei Korolyov, explores modern lindy hop fashion with discussions from New York dancer/DJ Voon Chew, Vienna University’s Dr. Elisabeth Frottier, Russian dancer Yana Sanamyants, Saint Savoy owner Rani-Patricia Dirnhofer, and yours truly. Clocking in at 19 minutes, we can keep you company on your commute to somewhere this week – enjoy!


Jive Styles – Lindy Hop Tees

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Willamae and Leon!

Willamae and Leon!

On a tip from Kevin and Jo’s Facebook page, I stumbled upon Jive Styles, a retail website specializing in Lindy Hop themed tee shirts featuring the artwork of two dancing artists, Sarah Carney (said in my best Duke Ellington impression) and Michael Lombardi. Their cartoons of famous Lindy Hoppers in iconic poses, from Lucille and Frankie to Jo and Kevin, are fresh and adorable, as well as their wonderful original artwork. I see it as a continuation of our legacy as dancers in art, with a nod to Disney’s animation of Benny Goodman’s All the Cats Join In. The shirts are available in standard, soft, v-neck, and scoop neck styles, and a wide array of colors – check it out!

Solo jazz dancer and her shellac!

Solo jazz dancer and her shellac!

ModCloth’s Bugle Joy Skirt

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While we’re talking about skirts, I’d like to talk about Mod Cloth’s Bugle Joy Skirt, one of the great basics that ModCloth offers that I picked up for work, but then spotted on dancer friends as we all independently discovered the wonders of this skirt. Chicago dancer Lindsay Longstreth sported a plum Bugle Joy at the Knoxville Lindy Exchange and I spotted its signature shape and spin- she learned about the skirt from St. Louis dance instructor Jenny Shirar, who has one in olive. Within the month I spotted one on Philadelphia dancer Caitlin Farthing in the OcTieBer group. After such compelling evidence, it’s safe to say that the Bugle Joy skirt is a success amongst Lindy Hoppers.

Why is this skirt great? Here’s the rundown:

– A full skirt that is a nod to the New Look without being costumey

– It twirls nicely for a full skirt, without too much bloomer exposure

– The polyester fabric drapes nicely and is super durable

– It doubles for work-wear – in fact, I initially purchased one in red as a work skirt.

– It comes in some great basic colors and not-so-basic colors, like black, red, gray, rust, burgundy, olive, teal, and plum

– At $54.99 it’s not too hard on the wallet for a quality skirt

I hope ModCloth continues to carry this skirt or even expand its colors offered – what a great, versatile piece to add to your wardrobe!

New Trumpet Skirt Colors – FROM Chloe Hong

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Chloe Hong has expanded the color offerings of her lovely trumpet skirt, which I will always support, nay, trumpet from the highest mountains, as access to trumpet skirts is vital to my dance existence – wonderful fall hues, in navy, orange, and mustard. Enjoy!


Re-mix Introduces The Lindy

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Re-mix Lindy!

Re-mix Lindy!

When one door closes, another one opens…I have long been mourning the loss of’s Mary Jane wedge, which I own in black and red and are staples of my weekly dance wardrobe and what I would choose to put on my feet at the end of a long dance weekend for some comfort. They are down to the last two sizes in brown and appear to be phasing out wedges altogether (I love you Rugcutters!), which left me in a bit of a panic, as my wedges are definitely 5+ years into their lives with signs of abuse/love – what would I get to eventually replace them?

As if Re-mix Vintage Shoes read my mind, they brought back their very own Mary Jane wedge, now with an enclosed heel, and named it Lindy. It took me a little while to warm up to dancing in Re-mix wedges, as I found them stiff at first, but then I wore a pair of their Spectator wedges to a Lindy bomb at a bar and they were everything – street shoes and dance shoes, flexibility, security, and with that wedge sole I could plow through every inconsistency in that concrete floor. For me, the more closed-heeled Re-mix wedges have been more secure for my feet for dancing, which is why I am excited about the Lindy – perhaps they got feedback from dancers about which wedges they prefer and made this closed heel modification to the style just for us? I’d like to think so. :)

Saint Savoy Riviera – My New Favorite Dance Shoe

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The regal profile of a perfect pair of dance heels.

The regal profile of a perfect pair of dance heels.

I swear I’m not saying this because they are the juiciest shade of green this side of a Granny Smith apple, I’m saying this because they are all of the things I am looking for in a dance shoe. The new Saint Savoy Riviera, a gorgeous t-strap dance shoe, is all of these things and more: something low enough that I can Lindy Hop all night, but high enough that I can benefit from a heel for Balboa; something that I can dance in all night without hurting the balls of my feet or causing blisters (on the first night of dancing, no less! No blisters!); soft, flexible leather, yet with enough support to withstand the stress of the dance; did I mention the perfect heel height (3.5 cm, which is about 1.4 inches)? And the soft sueded sole? And the pristine finishing on the shoe? And the divine two tone color? And the cutouts allowing for even more movement? And the sweet vintage styling? I haven’t been this excited about a pair of dance shoes since my first pair of Remixes 8 years ago, I’m in love…

The Riviera is so new that it’s not even on the Saint Savoy website yet, but will be in late November, just in time for the gifting season. They are taking orders, though, so contact them about placing your order. The green Rivieras are almost sold out already (I’m looking at you, Castle Camp)! Also available in light blue, brown, and a sassy tan/red color combo.

Here’s a collection of photos of my love affair with this dance shoe:

Top view

Top view – I can neither confirm nor deny that they are the same color as my ’64 Vespa 90. ;)

Side view

Side view – can my entire life be this technicolor? It’s always good to have goals.

Rear view

Rear view

Inside view

Inside view

Casual view, aka recovering asthmatic view.

Casual view, aka recovering asthmatic view.

OcTieBer Starts Tomorrow!

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One of my favorite outfits from last year's OcTieBer.

One of my favorite outfits from last year’s OcTieBer.

Now in its fifth year, OcTieBer is “a month long sartorial celebration of quality neckwear worn in a traditional style” – in reality, it is much more than the sum of this description: it is the encouragement of people of all walks, creeds, and genders to embrace classic style (or modern twists on classic style); it highlights accessories that we don’t often consider in our modern lives, unless you happen to be a lawyer or just really like wearing neck scarves or ascots; it encourages you to dig deep into your closet and pull out those neglected ties or challenges regular tie wearers to create new ensembles and be inspired by others; it may cause people to notice you in positive ways; it creates a sense of camaraderie within the OcTieBer Facebook group where novice and even professional dressers can share their creativity and efforts for the day or every day of October.

OcTieBer IS inspiring. The challenge is to wear neckwear every day for the month of October, but even if you only join us for a couple of days, I invite you to join us for the fun of dressing, learning from and being inspired by others, and being supported in your endeavors by a wonderful group of people.

Here are the official rules, from the Facebook group:

“How to participate? It’s simple:

1. Wear a collared shirt and tie each day (be it a long tie, bow tie, ascot, cravat, bolo, western double string tie or any other traditional neckwear that expresses your personal style). Preferably your outfit will be paired with a jacket, sweater, vest or other accessories that suggest why you’ve chosen that day’s tie.

2. Upload an image of your fine outfit with an optional description of the designer, type of knot, fabric, etc.

3. Share the love by encouraging your friends to admire your statement of personal style.”

Summer Blue Jewelry on Etsy – Designs Inspired by Vintage Bakelite and Lucite

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The earrings that started it all for me...

The earrings that started it all for me…

It all started when I came across these “fakelite” bat wing earrings on Etsy – I adored them, but because of my haircut, no one can really see my earrings on a normal day, but WHAT IF THEY COULD BE DRESS CLIPS. I messaged Summer Blue and the answer was affirmative, that I must be reading her mind because she was thinking about doing sweater clips with a removable chain. Two weeks later, said bat sweater clips were in my hands and a fan was born!

My obsession continues – in a nutshell, Summer Blue creates “high-quality, handmade jewelry with a vintage flair. Inspired by fine and costume jewelry from the 20’s to the 60’s with an emphasis on the Bakelite and confetti Lucite styles.” The quality is stellar, you can tell she puts a lot of thought into her designs and the execution. The selection of crazy adorable jewelry is HUGE, but her designs fly off the shelf – I went back to get a Christmas holly pin on my wish list from last week, thinking I’m ahead of the game, and it was already gone! Finally, the prices just can’t be beat – real bakelite can be 10 times the cost of these items, and other fakelite reproductions tend to run a bit higher in price, but Summer Blue manages to deliver the most adorable goods at a very reasonable cost.

I’m in LOVE LOVE LOVE! Take a gander at my faves, but go look for yourself because there’s something for everyone here!

Because sometimes you need to be purple glitter Batman/Batwoman.

Because sometimes you need to be purple glitter Batman/Batwoman.

A tiki necklace and earrings set.

A tiki necklace and earrings set.

A peach!

A peach!

Sparkly star earrings that will go with everything!

Sparkly star earrings that will go with everything!

The Halloween stuff is just TOO CUTE

The Halloween stuff is just TOO CUTE

Just in time for fall!

Just in time for fall!

Obsessing over this turnip...

Obsessing over this turnip…

For your mermaid ensemble...I could keep going, there's so much good stuff here!

For your mermaid ensemble…I could keep going, there’s so much good stuff here!

Art Deco Tights at ModCloth

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These Art Deco tights from ModCloth – the Cheered to the Deco Tights – deserve their own post, there is so much wonderful detail here! The detailed knitwork, the Deco plumes, the diamond at the top, and the faux-thigh-high effect of the tights that finish out in a fishnet at the thighs and bum (I imagine this is very forgiving) – I’d love to see these in a Charleston contest!


ILHC 2015 Vendor Report

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2015 was a great year for vendors at the International Lindy Hop Championships, highlighting a range of merchandise from tee shirts to custom suiting to vintage and everything in-between. The new hotel, the Marriott Crystal Gateway, was more ideally suited for hosting vendors, with a more obvious space near the ballroom for display tables and a more trafficked area near the elevators. Here’s the who’s who of the vendors:

Dynamic vending duo Carol and Laurie

Dynamic vending duo Carol and Laurie

Laurie Gilkenson, affectionately known as (and actually) Nina’s mom, was set up with a selection of shoes from Dancestore and an assortment of clothing and shoes formerly belonging to Nina herself, an avid and long-time vintage clothing collector. Helping Laurie at the booth was Carol Dant, Nina’s cousin, who was attending ILHC as her very first dance event! I am glad that Dancestore remains a presence at ILHC, as it is always nice to try dance shoes on in person and you never know what mishaps may happen with the dance shoes you have, so being able to find a replacement immediately is invaluable. There were some truly choice vintage pieces for sale, such as rayon print dresses, silver 1930’s t-strap heels, and a crazy 1920’s coat with fox collar and clasp.

Victor's fabric samples and ties

Victor’s fabric samples and ties

A first-time vendor, Victor Celania (who I blogged about just before ILHC), was present with his custom line of menswear and some ready-to-wear items such as ties and socks. Victor was a welcome sight, with his tape measure around his neck like a stole for much of the event, ready to measure dancers for their custom suits. The display was so cheerful with colorful silk ties and patterned socks.

Forties Forward may earn the award, along with Dancestore, for the longest-running attendance at ILHC, selling their staple colorful blooms along with some new feathered beauties, vintage neck ties and bow ties. Their booth is always a welcome sight!

Lovely buttons on trousers by Chloe Hong

Lovely buttons on trousers by Chloe Hong

Chloe Hong‘s custom menswear and womenswear was another bright spot, with fabric swatches for days, colorful socks, starched collars, braided belts and sparkly bloomers. Thoughtful details in Chloe’s designs include shiny buttons on trousers and skirts and all the pleats and belt back details one could ever ask for in a jacket. Having experienced tailors and designers like Chloe and Victor present at ILHC make taking the plunge on a custom suit so much easier and more accessible. They are friends, fellow dancers, here to help you look your best!

Behind the Beat's sassy tribute to Dawn Hampton

Behind the Beat’s sassy tribute to Dawn Hampton

Last, but certainly not least, the largest display at ILHC was from Behind the Beat Apparel, with a full range of tees, hoodies, hats, and bags with clever Lindy Hop and jazz-themed screen prints. I have two items of particular note:

1) Behind the Beat is conducting a fund-raiser for Dawn Hampton to raise money to publish her book – Dawn needs cash in hand to hire a publisher and here’s how you can help: Behind the Beat is offering “2 different T-Shirt Options, a Tote Bag, and a 24” x 36” signed, numbered, and framed Limited Edition Commemorative Poster. We will be giving a percentage of each sale directly to Dawn.” For more information on the fundraiser, please visit the Behind the Beat website and watch the video below.

2) I am in love with their Duke Ellington shoe bag, not only because it bears Ellington’s handsome mug, but because it has two slots sewn in the back of the bag for your shoes, with a main compartment for everything else. It’s so simple, it’s brilliant. And now I can’t find the bag on the website to link it! Arrrrgh! Will hopefully edit soon and add link.

And that’s a wrap! Until next year, ILHC!

Nina's gorgeous 1930's t-straps could have been yours!

Nina’s gorgeous 1930’s t-straps could have been yours!

Carol models a 1920's coat with fox fur collar.

Carol models a 1920’s coat with fox fur collar.

A favorite from Dancestore's selection.

A favorite from Dancestore’s selection.

Pick up a quintessential bow tie from Celania Custom Clothing.

Pick up a quintessential bow tie from Celania Custom Clothing.

The main part of Victor's display at ILHC.

The main part of Victor’s display at ILHC.

I adore these socks from Victor's booth!

I adore these socks from Victor’s booth!

Classic blooms from Forties Forward.

Classic blooms from Forties Forward.

The Forties Forward neck tie and bow tie selection.

The Forties Forward neck tie and bow tie selection.

Feathered beauties from Forties Forward.

Feathered beauties from Forties Forward.

A cross-section of suit jackets from Chloe Hong.

A cross-section of suit jackets from Chloe Hong.

I am also in love with these socks from Chloe's table - feathers! Stripes!

I am also in love with these socks from Chloe’s table – feathers! Stripes!

Sparkly bloomers by Chloe Hong.

Sparkly bloomers by Chloe Hong.

Lovely row of trousers from Chloe Hong.

Lovely row of trousers from Chloe Hong.

And Chloe's collars!

And Chloe’s collars!

An array of printed goodies from Behind the Beat, including that wonderful Ellington shoe bag!

An array of printed goodies from Behind the Beat, including that wonderful Ellington shoe bag!

A Savoy Ballroom pillow, perfect for every Lindy Hopper's couch!

A Savoy Ballroom pillow, perfect for every Lindy Hopper’s couch!

Life as a Lindy Hopper is truly sweet! :D

Life as a Lindy Hopper is truly sweet! :D

Simon James Cathcart 1930’s Jeans Sale – September 1-4!

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I’ve seen several sartorial friends excited about this sale, so check out Simon James Cathcart’s high rise, wide leg 1930’s jeans with a cinch back, called the Brakeman Waist Overalls (but not overalls in the traditional/American sense). The other jeans on this site retail for 175 pounds (about $268.00), but from Sept. 1-4 you can get this particular pair for 99 pounds (about $151.00). These look super rad!

Saint Savoy Riviera T-strap

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I must confess, for the past two days, since Saint Savoy posted a sneak preview of their new Riviera shoe, I have found myself going back to their Facebook page multiple times a day to go look at these shoes. THAT GREEN. That blue…and I’d definitely get some use out of that neutral pair, too. They had me at color, but I’m sold at the 3.5 cm (about 1.4 inches) heel.

Seriously, how soon will these be on the website? If you’re lucky enough to be going to Swing Castle Camp and/or Balboa Castle Camp, you can pick up a pair there!