A Touch of Vintage & Glamour

Wearing Obakki one-shoulder top, pearl necklace as belt, headband fascinator

Somebody is going to have to wrestle this headband fascinator from my iron-clad grip. I love it too much.

I’m not much of a one-shoulder kind of gal (mine are too narrow for anything to drape reliably or fit right) but this grecian-esque one-shoulder number from Obakki is too glamorous to ignore. I especially love the way it drapes–sort of sideways from the shoulder, you know? I paired it with a long strand of vintage pearls, worn as a belt.

And boots. Lord help me, I am obsessed. These are a pair of Frye Campus 14’s in Banana I bought back in college. To this day I still regret the color choice, because I feel I’d have worn them more often had I gotten them in brown. I have such a crippling sense of practicality. But now it’s all good since I have my brown Engineers!

I am totally digging these sunglasses from Angel Eyewear – the eggplant purple is totally a color I would shy away from, but since they’re so big, the purple color softens it up & makes it more feminine. You know me + girly = love.

  • Top: Single Shoulder Jersey Tank courtesy of Obakki
  • Belt: vintage pearl strand
  • Boots: Frye Campus 14L boots in “Banana”
  • Shades: Grace sunglasses in Lavender courtesy of Angel Eyewear
  • Hair: headband/fascinator from Target

Would love your feedback on the ensemble!

Oh, and it’s Pretty Shiny Sparkly’s 6-month anniversary! Cannot believe it has only been six months since I started this blog. You are the ones who keep me going, posting, and generally running from day-to-day.

It has been 7 months since I lost a sibling only a few years younger than me, and I cannot tell you how good this blog has been for me during that time. Your encouraging comments, your humor, your feedback: it is the only thing that makes it worthwhile. I don’t know anybody who blogs without caring about what others think. It’s the reason we do it. Otherwise these photos would be in a scrapbook on my coffee table, or wouldn’t exist at all.

So thank you. For letting me create this world, this escape into irreverent girliness. And for joining me. Now it’s a party!

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  1. 04.01.2010 / 7:48 pm

    You look absolutely stunning. And the boots are delicious…in any color.

  2. 04.01.2010 / 8:56 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. 🙁
    As for the outfit — I’ve always loved “wet drapery style” clothing. Love the pearls as a belt!

    • 04.02.2010 / 4:59 am

      I never thought of it that way before – but you're totally right! Wet drapery!

  3. 04.01.2010 / 9:25 pm

    Great look! Might have to go to Target to get that headband!

  4. 04.01.2010 / 9:37 pm

    The photos look lovely!! And so glad to see you are holding up … I love you and Erik so much !!!

  5. 04.01.2010 / 9:45 pm

    I do love those boots. I think the color is great, its kind of the classic Frye color. Its amazing how the web can make you feel not so alone is some dark times.
    Take care.

  6. 04.02.2010 / 2:17 am

    I was just thinking (before I read your comment) that I love those boots AND the color.
    You know I’m totally with ya on the blogging stuff – it totally fills a void (creative or what not) for so many of us. Keep on rockin’ it!

  7. 04.02.2010 / 3:03 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Those boots are a good color! I’ve wanted camel boots for a while but just haven’t taken the plunge. They’re better than brown because they won’t seem so heavy as you’re transitioning into warmer weather.

  8. 04.02.2010 / 10:50 am

    beautiful look! And I love your headband *.*

  9. 04.02.2010 / 11:35 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I love how you paired the top with the pearls-as-belt…something I never would have thought to do!

  10. 04.02.2010 / 4:01 pm

    Your blog is so purty.. I love it. Subscribing now!
    So sorry for your loss btw. I can't even imagine how hard that must be.

  11. 04.03.2010 / 2:18 pm

    Great outfit, Love the Sunglasses and the Headband. Gotta go to target soon 🙂

  12. 04.03.2010 / 9:38 pm

    Am sorry to hear of your loss, and I hope all is well in your sea of emotions.The boots are lovely, and the sunshade suits you nicely. I also love the detail at your waist.

  13. 04.05.2010 / 8:28 pm

    Love the blog, the outfit, and the genuine…ness? of your blog. Excited to follow!

  14. 04.06.2010 / 1:30 am

    love your blog. beautiful outfit…like how you improvized and used the pearls as a belt. cheers!

  15. 04.07.2010 / 6:56 pm

    Top wonderfully, a little worse is at the bottom of it seems to me that a little too hard, could have been better to pin on either platform boots, but my suggestion is just generally cool


  16. Rachel Upson Wright
    04.23.2010 / 1:50 am

    Kristina!! I just started reading your fashion blog, I love it. Especially the string of pearls as a belt. Uffda, can't believe I didn't think of it.
    Your fellow Norwegian soror sis hopes all is well with you, med school, life in general. So glad you are writing this blog. I need your fashion ideas to inspire me so I don't become a frumpy teacher! (I can see how it starts, happening already…)

  17. 05.08.2010 / 6:13 am

    That is such a nice top! And your blog is so pretty and I love your layout… what had I never come across it before?!?

  18. Bridget
    02.11.2012 / 3:58 am

    I actually have the campus boot in brown and always felt I should have gotten the banana color.

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