New Acquisitions ~ Red Red Red!

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So despite the fact that I have been trying to be Very Good and not buy stuff, Fashionable Reader, what can I say? I am a consumer. It seems that I have been feeling the red recently.


Cotton pleated knee length red skirt. I got this because it could work double duty as both a petticoat and a skirt in its own right, and because it has pleats it'll pack well without too many wrinkles. I already have a red petticoat, so this replaces that item. I hope.

Draped red cardy. I've been digging the draped cardy for flights. I have two cashmere ones in grey, one heavy and one lightweight, but I wanted one additional lightweight one to round out the collection. I found this red one on consignment and couldn't resist.


I don't think of myself as a velvet blazer kind of girl. The one I found at Goodwill, however, has a bit of a fish tail, which makes it perfect for steampunk as well as everyday. I finally got rid of the leather blazer I've been holding onto while waiting for something similar to replace it. I have been hunting for a red jacket for a while, I hope this one fulfills all my needs.


I do already have red beads but this strand can be doubled as a choker, or worn single as a long necklace. It makes it a bit more versatile than my existing princess length beads, as it works with more necklines.


Finally rounding out my red accessory collection with a clutch! I have a day bag but nothing for evening because I really want something these days that can hold a cell phone and a few other items, and has a chain strap when needed. This one ticks all the boxes for a cool $12.

Burgundy head scarf. Got this in New Zealand, rounding out my head scarf collection with something that will also work with my steampunk stuff.

BCBG Plaid Maxi Skirt $31

I love a nice light weight maxi skirt in the summer, and this one appeals to my latent Goth tendencies. You know why I love a maxi skirt? Shaving. And I'll say no more about that.

Fashion Design Stylish High Quality Reusable Shower cap $8

I decided Grown Up Gails should have grown up shower caps, and not keep using the same sad thin ones they scoop from hotels. So I invested in this puppy. Love it. Comes in many other ridiculous girly patterns.

Retro Rack is also on Facebook, where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.

Fashion Listicals

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Because I have so much to do, of course, I decided it's vitally important that I make listicals on Amazon instead. I don't understand either, Fashionable Reader. I blame jet lag.

Anyway, there are a ton of book related lists, and then these three fashion-related ones:

Travel Dork
My Steampunk
My Wardrobe

The last is the one that may interest you the most. Now, if there is something in particular you would like to see on these lists, please do let me know? Unfortunately, clothing is not like books in that these things go out of stock much quicker and easier, but I will try to keep an eye on them.

In non list related life, here is:

Retro Rack is also on Facebook, where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.

Lust Objects Black & Gold

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Just a few things I've run across and loved recently.

2014 Cléopatra by Huit
Like it would ever fit me, but a girl can dream.

2014 Kate Spade Lana heels at katespade.com
 I actually like pointy shoes, I just struggle to find ones that are comfortable.

2014 Tom Ford Grid Choker at tomford.com

Alice + Olivia Bain pleated long coat at shopbop.com; Red Valentino flared wool-blend felt coat at theOutnet.com (I actually have one like this)

By the Beauty of the Candle by PeteAndVeronicas

Bec & Bridge Vagabond leather skirt at shopbop.com; Reed Krakoff asymmetric leather skirt (OH HOW MUCH DO I WANT THIS!)

Paula Mendoza Hera gold-plated cuff

Diane von Furstenberg Rail quilt gloves at shopbop.com

"Never be seen in the street without gloves; and never let your gloves be of any material that is not kid or calf. Worsted of cotton gloves are unutterably vulgar."
~ Routledge's Etiquette for Gentlemen (c. 1850)

Inspiration from the past...


1950s via amo-vintage tumblr

Recently acquired because of this mood...


Vintage 1950s black beaded cardy


Modern draped blazer

Black crochet net gloves $20

Although I just found these other ones I think are equally pretty and only $10.

Replacement necklace watch

This is to replace my bigger one that broke. It's smaller than I thought, and the catch is a bit sticky. Plus it seems to be out of stock so I won't link to it.

Retro Rack is also on Facebook, where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.