- Polka dot dress – Target
- Navy cardi – vintage, my grandmother’s from the 60s
- Purple tights – grocery store
- Gray wedges – Report, via Solestruck.com
- Necklace – Anthropologie
- Book – A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian, Marina Lewycka (soo good!)
I’m wrapping up our Tribute Week with one more must-read blog: I think I noticed Andrea’s site right away because the name of it so stood out to me on other people’s blogrolls: A Cat of Impossible Colour. How can you not love a name like that? While the name drew me in, her gorgeous vintage outfits and her brilliantly written posts are what made me a regular reader. Andrea is a writer, which means that her site is a mix of outfit and writerly goodness. I found myself perusing her archives on writing advice more than once when I was trying my hand at NaNoWriMo and I find myself looking at her outfit shots any time I need some inspiration on pattern mixing, on dressing up, or on layering with elegance and polish. Andrea is also a girl after my own heart with her love of polka dots…
So for this Andrea inspired tribute post, I pulled out my black and white polka dot dress and added a vintage cardigan that has belonged to my grandmother since the 60s (this based on my mother saying she remembers it from when she was a little girl). Vintage-inspired shoes and accessories complete the look.
One other thing I loved about Andrea – and Sal of Already Pretty - is her/their magnanimous support of fellow bloggers. Andrea’s and Sal’s blogrolls were one of the very first to feature our name and it felt like such a huge deal when we got started. I know that there is some contention on the blogosphere about whether you should limit or restrict your blogroll to only reflect your favorites or your daily reads or blogs with a similar aesthetic to yours. While there is nothing wrong with structuring your blogroll like that, I think I will always be a loyal follower of A Cat of Impossible Colour and Already Pretty because they were some of my first blogger ‘friends’ who right away welcomed us aboard and added us to a list of other style bloggers, making me really feel like part of something. So thanks for that, ladies! S.