Tuesday, December 8, 2009

the wild lily of the cumberland







December 8, 2009




(photos by caroline)

fur hat: vintage ebay
burgandy plaid jacket: vintage thrifted
lace bodysuit: thrifted
grey jeans: american apparel
black and brown oxfords: thrifted

i'm reading zelda fitgerald's biography right now and it's pretty awesome.  i mean her mother's nickname was the wild lily of the cumberland.  how wonderful is that?  i'm still only in her childhood years, but i can't wait to read about her marriage and her mysterious death by fire in an insane asylum.   i've been starting and stopping books recently, or maybe i've just been reading sub-par books.  i have high hopes for zelda, but have you guys read anything mind blowing lately?

30 comments:

calivintage said...

all i've been reading lately are book assigned for silly college classes. they are not good books.

i really love this outfit, especially the little peek of striped socks!

Bird Trouble said...

Is that Boston? It sure looks beautiful where ever you're at!

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous outfit!! I adore your pants and shoes.

Are you in the north end? I lived in Boston for almost two years and then Marblehead for four. That spot looks very familiar.

I want a beautiful nickname like that. How wonderful.

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Leproust Vintage said...

I just love your jeans and brogues!

The biography you're reading sounds so wonderful! I am looking for some new books; I might have to check it out!

sarah said...

you have the greatest selection of pants! makes me want to throw away all my skirts for the winter.

i was reading "flappers"by joshua zeitz, and for much of the book focuses on zelda and scott fitzgerald...what a facinating couple!

Verhext said...

Howard's End, which I like a lot, and I tend to post booklists a fair amount: http://www.verhext.com/tag/books

I'm gathering up a wintery one now!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

you're fierce. the end.

Ally Moschini said...

love your jacket and socks so lovely!!

Rachel said...

Death by fire in an insane asylum! Golly. I'll have to pick that one up.
This is super weird, but I have kind of an infatuation with insane asylums. Last year a few friends and I snuck into an abandoned one here in Milwaukee and I've never been so terrified and thrilled at the same time. The place was as big as 3 high schools put together and clearly hadn't been touched since the 50's at least, besides all the graffiti. Anyway, I've been watching a lot of Girl Interrupted since then.

You should read "the women's room" by marilyn french. It's on my top 5of all time list, I've never felt so connected with a storyline, ever.

Anna Kate said...

Kennedy,
If you haven't read it yet, I think you'd really like "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," a collection of short stories by Joan Didion.

Maybe I'll see you in Charleston over the holidays?

Love,
Anna Kate

Jessica said...

gorgeous gorgeous!! love the jacket, the pants and the shoes~~ <3

M. said...

once again, so lovely! I'm dying over those shoes right now, they are PERFECT. great find! <3

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Luzhilda said...

Poor Zelda, poor Sylvia... amazing brains, such tragical stories

Marta Represa said...

Oh God it sounds amazing! Why have I never read that book? It's been lying around in my parents home for ages! I've been really into Kafka lately, he was such a genius!
By the way I'm completely in love with your shoes.

xx

stephanie renee said...

your outfit is so perfect, loving it all

SaraLouise said...

love everything
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Alma Luna said...

Great outfit!

Caitlin said...

I need to start actually reading again. I really like short stories.

BTW, those shoes are amazing, and I love the way you look in high-waisted skinny pants. The background of your photos is just beautiful!

jessica kathryn sophia jarva said...

extremely loud and incredibly close... i hope you have read this book and i am sure you have. you are a much better reader than i am.

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

your pictures are beautiful.

Diane said...

This outfit is so so good. How do you look so cute and perfect all the freaking time?! Oh yes, and those blue and brown oxfords are heavenly - I will dream about them tonight.

All I've been reading this year are textbooks and more textbooks. But my last paper is due today for the semester and I can't wait to hit the recreational books. I have a stack that's just waiting for me.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh my gosh, love your blog! How did I not follow this up until now? Thanks so much for leaving a comment because I'm super excited to continue reading!

esme and the lane way said...

Stunning! You look incredible! I love the jacket soooo much :)

I read (mst of, mean library, slow me hehe) Force of Circumstance lately, and it was great. And a 1935 book on beauty which is awesome!

daywalker said...

Wow! What an outfit! Love the jacket and hat especially but with the jeans they really go well :)

Caroline said...

The book you're reading sounds terribly interesting to me.

If you want something super easy to get into but thoughtful and interesting, I highly recommend "The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox" by Maggie O'Farrell. Also, try anything by Louise Erdrich, but most notable (to me) is "The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse." If you're more interested in non-fiction, definitely read Audre Lorde's biography (biomythography), "Zami: A New Spelling of my Name." Tell me if you've read any/all of these already!

Caroline said...

Also, I HAD to post one of these outfit shots (the one of your feet) on my tumblr. Too, too good.

Sistinas said...

I'm in love with the place you're at..!! You look great!

I've read "The elegance of the Hedgehog" recently and I loved it!

Suzy said...

FRANKENSTEIN!!

Wear Necessities said...

I love this outfit, esp the jacket! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

Bianca and Isabella said...

i think i am in love with this blog.