Happy Veterans' Day!   I hope you've found a poppy or five for the occasion. (I have a large one to wear in my hair at work, but if I find someone selling them on my way I'll buy them for the whole evening contingent.)  I hadn't intended to have a patriotic-ish outfit for the day, but I procrastinated rather a lot getting these pictures up, so I guess the timing works out!


You'll have to pardon the slightly unenthused facial expressions, this was day two or three of our heat outage and I took these in the yard just as the sun was dipping below the horizon... so it was quite chilly!

I'd been wanting to get some sort of mildly nerdy T-shirt for a while now, and superheroes were pretty high up on the list for potential subjects.  I'm pretty picky about T-shirts these days, since I like ones where the pattern can be worked into a style that is at least sort of retro.  I admit a bit of trepidation in picking out something that I'm only a casual fan of, since geek culture has not been particularly friendly to women of late, but eventually the desire to put together the outfit that was camped out in my mind's eye overcame my hesitation.

Clearly words aren't my strong suit today (where'd that coffeepot go, now...?) but I hope that made some sense.  Anyways I am very happy with how the outfit came together and perhaps if I am feeling very brave a few more tiny nerdy things might make their way into my wardrobe.





Velvet pillboxish hat: Antiques shop in Morro Bay
50s suit jacket: Etsy
Red bakelite earrings: Antiques shop in Tomahawk
Captain America T-shirt: Newbury Comics
Red belt: Thrifted
Jeans: Imogene + Willie Elizabeths
Red bangle: Thrifted
Boots: Clarks, via DSW