Here, have some Polyvore sets.

touchable gloves

touchable gloves

sometimes you need your fingertips. not all of them, just a couple.

Back to School

These would have to be the coolest socks I've seen in quite some time.


jan31, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

It was as good a Sunday as a Sunday can be: good food, beautiful weather, fun with family, and a spot of thrifting!
I'm feeling very content with my life these days; though I have so many goals yet to reach, I truly am enjoying where I am right now in my life.

houndstooth beret from ebay, pinned with two vintage hatpins.
thrifted foldup wayfarers.
doorknocker earrings from the dollar store, painted gray by me.
secondhand black/white long scarf.
red overcoat from a church rummage sale this summer.
plaid skirt purchased on ebay.
thrifted union jack doc martens.


jan30, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

There was an anime convention at the university today; I was asked to speak on a panel about elegant gothic aristocrat style. It was nice to meet some new people and check out anime films and art!

I really loved the way this came together, though you can't see all the details here.

black sequin/mesh trimmed church hat from a church sale this summer.
vintage net veil.
thrifted vintage rabbit fur stole and white gloves.
silver/onyx earrings from ebay, mermaid earrings made myself.
thrifted velveteen jacket.
cynthia rowley purse swapped years ago on the wardrobe swap shop.
diagonal ruffle skirt from the empty bottle swap. (underneath that are two petticoats.)
thrifted buckled wedge boots (because i have to be at least a little bit practical).


jan29, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

It's bitterly cold here in Chicago, do not be fooled by the sunshine. But for some reason this winter, the cold is not really getting to me.

faux fur hat and matching collar from swaporama last summer.
thrifted white wayfarers.
black trench coat thrifted in portland.
thrifted brown vintage gloves and black suede skirt.
same old hunter wellies.


jan26, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

I like the fact that what I'm wearing here acutally matches the surroundings.

print scarf from annette worn as a headwrap.
a merino wool skirt turned into a muffler.
some old, old tweed jacket from years ago, originally from old navy.
thrifted vintage brown leather gloves and monet print umbrella.
thrifted black skirt, camouflage skirt and leopard print boots.

hyde park records

hyde park records, originally uploaded by bijouxdejais.

is great for vinyl lovers.