These are the patterns and prints that didn’t come home with me from Brimfield but still inspired me. Shocking, I know but even this more is more girl couldn’t bring home anymore!
As they famously say a picture says a thousand words, so here are 9,000 words.
So much pattern…so much inspiration…so much to share…so here goes!
Kapow!!! That’s the sound of Flower Power with a Punch…
This Flower Power Punch I speak of is not a refreshment nor is it your soft dainty floral frock where you have visions of proper ladies lunching at a garden party but more of a rowdy Andy Warhol crowd at an amplified pop art gallery opening.
I am sooo crazy in love with my vintage Neiman Marcus palazzo pants from my must stop shop, Swift and Faire, at the fashion tent during the Brimfield show. These crazy cool ladies always have an amazing curated collection of must have’s and these were for sure one of them this round!
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okay…so I know it’s still early to call it but I must say switching up how we “do” Brimfield this time is tracking to be pretty fantastic!
Coming in early for the very curated very delightful textile show was a huge win. It had a slightly different vibe than the fields that open up tomorrow but still a great time with treasures to be found in both goods and in people (which is one of my all time favorite things about this show). We also had a chance to hit up some of the local shops as well as exploring nearby towns.
My fashion roots lie firmly in the 60’s and 70’s but when it comes to the summer loving time of year I lean HEAVY into the super groovy 1970’s style..which I like to call my Laurel Canyon vibe,where hippie meets beach bum with a decent amount of rock and roll for good measure!
The vibe looks something like this…macrame accessories, large hoop earrings, oversized sunglasses, halter top, chunky cork or wood platform shoes and a perfectly worn in pair of jeans.
What I really needed in order to complete the perfect Laurel Canyon vibe was a pair of patch covered jeans. So two plus years, many patches and many sewing mishaps later I would like to debut my latest and greatest project…
Peace. Love and Patches,
I am one who goes through phases of reading books. During my book club days I was rallying for a magazine club for those limited attention span peeps…I thought this was a brilliant idea but I had no takers.
When I am in a “reading phase” I tend to lean towards books about music, fashion, biographies and a good crime/ mystery that I am pretty sure stems from all of the Scooby Doo watching I did back in the day.
So I have been in a pretty good run of a reading phase and wanted to share some of my recent reads which all happen to be style related.
Fear and Clothing is about one woman’s journey through the cornucopia of style through the US during her travels.
Brooklyn Street Style is all things style in Brooklyn with a really great resource guide of the neighborhoods and the must stop shops. The paper and photography of this book are also quiet delightful!
70’s Fashion Fiascos I firmly believe is miss named…it should be 70’s Fashion Fabulousness!!! Great examples of what I love about the fashion of that decade…with the exception of some of the creepy guy pant suits.
The music is on full blast…Donna Summer is belting out Last Dance…the lights are dimmed and there’s a slight strobe effect…there is only one possible place you could be other than the famed Studio 54…the finale of the Style With No Regret Brimfield Fashion Show & Tell.
Loving my new velveteen blown out psychedelic paisley jumpsuit.
Getting my folkloric groove on in this capped sleeve hippie top.
What creature could this super fab statement piece be…Crow? Otter????
Fashions straight from the runway, aka fields, of the Brimfield Antique Show…
I am still wearing my way through all of the amazing super groovy tops, frocks and jumpsuits I picked up at this show but I could not resist to start sharing a few I’ve already taken to the streets.
One of my favorite go to casual get ups is a tank top paired with perfectly worn jeans and a vintage 1960/70’s mens shirt. The colors and pattern of this was truly made for me!
Psychedelic patterns done in bold bright colors is my total jam so no big surprise on these other wonders of the world.
And last but clearly not least are these showstopper flower power palazzo pants circa 1970.
Go Bold or Go Home,