Etsy Sunday – Shannon’s Pick

Shannon found a ton of nautical/school uniform/secretary clothes and accessories on Etsy, and what I’m showing you today isn’t half of what she sent me. Guess I’ll have to do another post soon!

Cherry Red Shoulder Bag Vintage Blue Grey Mary Jane Heels
Suede / Patent Vinyl Black Pumps 80s Gold Heel Pumps

Nautical Stripe Purse Red and White Nautical Wallet
1960s Drapeau Français Dress Ruffled Collar Red Dress
Flying to Paris Eiffel Tower Charm 1970s Blue Blouse

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Book Outfits Friday #8

Now that I’ve done all the iconic outfits, there’s not much good stuff left. Most of the other outfits have weird colour scheme, or miss an important part of clothing (no pants, jacket without a shirt, etc.), or -really frustrating – are only examples of what they wear (“Claudia likes crazy outfits, like hats and leggings”). Bare with me, I know some of the following outfits are fugly. I still have the Mrs. Frizzle outfit, so this post won’t be totally hopeless.

#40 - Claudia and the Middle School Mystery

#40 – Claudia and the Middle School Mystery

“I decided to do a Ms. Frizzle. I decided that my theme for the day would be The Sea. I put on a blue skirt with brightly colored tropical fish printed all over it. Then I put on a green blouse. I figured that could represent seaweed or something. I pulled my hair into a ponytail, over to one side, and I pined it with a sand-dollar barrette I made last summer. […] I ran to my closet and pulled out a pair of shoes. They’re the plastic kind called ‘jellies’ that I had decorated with stickers of seahorses and shells.”

#47 - Mallory on Strike

#47 – Mallory on Strike

“Like [Claudia]’ll wear polka dot leggings with a short red skirt. Then she’ll wear a long-sleeved t-shirt with a black vest (covered with cool pins that she’s made herself) over that. Sometimes she decides to go fifties and wears penny loafers with white anklets.”

#61 - Jessi and the Awful Secret

#61 – Jessi and the Awful Secret

I think the Awful Secret is that Claudia is colour blind. “For example, today [Claudia] was wearing a neon green tank top under a white oversized man’s shirt and fuschia pink stirrup pants. The shirt was rolled at the sleeves and belted with a colorful woven belt. Claud finished the outfit with dangly ceramic-bead earrings she’d made herself in pottery class.”

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Modcloth Shopping – Claudia

Recently, the BSC went on a shopping spree on Modcloth.com, and they all have great outfit ideas. Let’s see what Claudia bought.
Un-Teal Next Time Boot
Claudia was wearing a splendid turquoise-and-purple patterned dress which had a poofy skirt, with silver leggings that stopped at the knee. On her feet, she wore her Un-Teal Next Time boots, and she topped it all with some purple jewelry she made herself.

Bernadette HatPress Darling Jacket

Claudia was wearing her circus outfit. She had a similar one for her 5th birthday, and tried to recreate it as an adult. She wore her Press Darling jacket, with tuxedo-striped leggings. on her feet were knee-high patent red boots, and she wore her Bernadette red hat. Dangling from her ears were two little lions.

Fashion is Art Heel

Claudia was going for a total black and white look. She was wearing a white button-down shirt with black cuffs and collar under a polka-dot black and white vest. She was wearing black shorts over white tighs, and her Fashion is Art Heels – which she bought mostly because of the name. She had black and white striped combs in her hair, and, dangling from her ears were little Dalmatian dogs.
Linger On JacketBright Idea Dress

This day, Claudia was feeling like a rainbow. She started with her Bright Idea dress – don’t tell Kristy it’s called that, though, if you don’t want a Look! Over it, she wore her Linger On electric blue leather jacket. On her feet, she wore her bright yellow high-top sneakers, with red shoe laces on a foot, and green on the other. She let her hair down, wearing a rainbow striped headband. The best was her earrings: she wore a little cloud in each, and a sun in her third hole.

Take Me With ShoeYou're A Gem BagMidnight Coil Ring

This day, Claudia decided to wear one of her father’s striped shirt, under a maroon paisley vest. She added a pair of tweed shorts over woolen lilac tights. On her feet, purple and shiny, were her pair of Take Me With Shoes. She finished her look by putting her Midnight Coil bracelet, a pair of feather earrings, and grabbed her You’re A Gem bag.

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Etsy Sunday – Abby’s Picks

Abby was overjoyed when I asked her to find us some treasures on Etsy. She really loves vintage clothes, so she had a blast while browsing through the shops.
Fire Engine Red Leather Coat Zip Up Brown Jacket
Primary Colours Canvas Sneakers Teal Suede High Tops
Dark Floral Baby Doll Dress Neon Pink 80s Mini Dress
Vintage Yale Bulldogs Tee Vintage Athens Tee
Vintage Military Jacket Vintage Plaid Blazer

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Book Outfits Friday #7

This week we’ll take a look at three iconic looks from the other girls in the club: two of my favorite BSC outfits, and the worst one.

#50 - Dawn's Big Date

#50 – Dawn’s Big Date

I simply adore this outfit. In this book, Dawn tries a new look to impress Lewis Bruno, and she wears that outfit to the movies. “Here’s the outfit: black ballet slippers; black lace capri leggings; a short metallic silver skirt with all this crinoliny stuff underneath that made it poof out; a stretchy, tight, black-and-white-striped top with long sleeves. I’d bought six rubber bangle bracelets, and a new pair of feather earrings that reached down to my shoulder. (I wore both earrings in the two holes in my right ear. I put a pair of small black hoops in the two holes on the left.) This time I didn’t set my hair; I piled it on top of my head, then made six braids.” So 80’s-tastic!

#10 - Logan Likes Mary Anne!

#10 – Logan Likes Mary Anne!

The famous cities outfit! Which BSC fan never dreamed to own it? With the infamous shoe that hit the principal on the head the only time Mary Anne dared to dance! “Then Claudia handed me a full white skirt with the words Paris, Rome, and London, and sketchy pink and blue pictures of the Eiffel Tower, the Tower Bridge, and other stuff scrawled all over it. She matched it up with a pink shirt and a baggy pink sweater. I would never, ever have tried on that skirt, but with the shirt and sweater it looked really cool.
In the shoe department we found white slip-ons with pink and blue edging that matched the pink and blue in the skirt. I’d never have looked twice at those shoes, either, but with the rest of the outfit they were perfect.”

#28 - Welcome Back, Stacey!

#28 – Welcome Back, Stacey!

This must be the worst outfit in BSC history. Come on, Sophisticated Stace, you can do better than that! Tell me you didn’t wear that to school IN NEW YORK CITY!!! As a matter of fact, she did. That’s happening during the whole divorce story, and she’s mad at her parents, so she expresses her feelings by wearing something even the circus wouldn’t want. ““I put on one of my better outfits – short red pants with purple suspenders over a bright yellow and black sweatshirt. On my feet I put my purple push-down socks and a pair of red hightop sneakers. I added jewelry – a big necklace with wooden bananas and oranges strung on it, and dangly earrings shaped like sunglasses.” She also rolls up a red scarf and ties it into her hair.” And she dares to qualify it of her “better outfit”!

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Rainbow Girls – Date Night

Blue - Date Night

Blue – Date Night

Blue has been asked out by a gorgeous black haired girl who came to get her on her Harley. They went for drinks in a punk bar and finished the night dancing to techno music in an after-hours.

Green - Date Night

Green – Date Night

Green met an handsome man at her last girls night out at the jazz lounge. He asked her to see her the next night, and they had a great dinner and then he handed her two tickets. He brought her to see her favourite jazz singer in a really intimate venue.

Yellow - Date Night

Yellow – Date Night

Yellow was asked out by a fellow with a bright smile and a child’s heart. They went for a walk in the park and spent the night watching public entertainers and eating candy floss, holding hands. He walked her home as the sun was rising, with a kiss on the cheek and a “See you tomorrow!”.

Red - Date Night

Red – Date Night

Red has finally been asked out by one of the regulars at her library, after exchanging smiles for two weeks. They drank red wine while listening to some crooner, and she longed all night to be asked to dance, and went to bed, feeling empty inside, when he didn’t asked her. She doesn’t know that next time he’ll come to the library, it will be with flowers and an invitation to the ball.

Purple - Date Night

Purple – Date Night

Purple was asked by a guy she met at one of the events she organized. They went to a fancy restaurant and ordered every dessert on the menu because they were unable to chose. They spent the rest of the night in a rockabilly club where they had swing dancing lessons for free.

Pink - Date Night

Pink – Date Night

Pink was asked out by a guy she met in her favourite cupcake shop. It was the first time someone didn’t asked her out because of her money, and she didn’t plan to tell him just yet. They went bowling and playing pool, which she excels at, even though she was ridiculously overdressed.

Orange - Date Night

Orange – Date Night

Orange asked out one of her museum shop customers. On her scooter, she took her to several art galleries, before a late dinner in Chinatown. They finished the night cuddling in her basement, watching their favourite movie, Amelie.

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Etsy Sunday – Jessi’s Picks

This week, I asked Jessi to share with us some of her Etsy finds, and, miraculously, she found some time to do it, between two ballet classes and a sitting job. Here’s what caught her eye.
80s Turquoise Slingbacks Mauve Diamond Bracelet

Mint Julep Flats Emerald Green Ballerina Wedges
Bejeweled Flats Vintage Suede Kitten Heels
Blue Ballet Flats with Jewel Bow Aqua Knitted Scarf
Purple Boyfriend Cardigan Teal Velvet Blazer

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