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

  • 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!

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

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

  • I love that one shoulder top. It looks great on you. I love how basic it is.

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

  • 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.

  • Umm please give me that hair piece and the pearls now. I'm obsessed. Thanks. RT @PrttyShnySprkly new blog outfit! http://bit.ly/djmDCl

  • RT @prttyshnysprkly: A Touch of Vintage & Glamour http://tinyurl.com/y9acyu8

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • beautiful look! And I love your headband *.*

  • 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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • glam

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

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

  • Hi,
    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


  • I love the pearls as a belt!

  • Absolutely love the boots!

  • Rachel Upson Wright

    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…)

  • 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?!?

  • Bridget

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